Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Carris Health Benefits

We Support Your Best — Inside and Outside of Work

We value the contributions our employees make to CentraCare and Carris Health and recognize that to be your best at work, you need time for yourself, too. To ensure you have the opportunity to spend time with your family, pursue personal and career interests, and keep yourself recharged, we offer a range of benefits, including several that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, including:

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Accrual rates vary; you’ll begin earning vacation immediately upon employment, some employees earn as many as 23 days of PTO in their first year

Medical Insurance

Plans range from $37.50 to $242 per pay period for full-time employees, depending on plan and coverage choices

Flexible Spending Accounts

Pre-tax money that can be used for medical or dependent care expenses

Dental Insurance

Plans start as low as $6.95 per pay period; all plans cost less than $21 per pay period

Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

CentraCare contributes after the first year of employment in which you work 1,000 hours

401(k) Retirement Plan With Matching

Match begins after one year and 1,000 hours of work

Basic Life Insurance (free)

All employees receive a life insurance policy that is provided at no cost to the employee. Through this plan, your beneficiary is eligible for an insurance benefit equal to your base salary, rounded up to the next $1,000 (minimum $10,000 and maximum $200,000).

Other Benefits

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Scholarships
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Legal Services Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-term Disability (free) - eligible after one year of employment
  • Long-term Disability (free) - eligible on the first of the month after your first day

For more information, you can review the Carris Health Benefits Guide. You may also contact the Human Resources Department at 320-231-4200 if you have questions about employee benefits.