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

Our Purpose

The vision we hold for all of us is to live a healthy life. As a provider of care, an employer to many, a Foundation and community partner, we will encourage health, vitality, and well-being. And because there is a need for healing in every life, at the heart of CentraCare and Carris Health is a commitment to every person and family we serve:

We’re here for your whole life. To serve and heal, to guide and care.

Our roots began the many doctors, nurses and civic leaders of this region who also founded clinics and local hospitals to help their neighbors. Then as now, our mission is to serve, providing expert care that is close to home.

As a public trust, our shareholders are the people who live in the communities we all call home. We measure our success in terms of their health and the lives they lead that enrich us all.

We value:

Health and Well-Being

Within Carris Health, we hold remarkable knowledge and skill to share generously so that people in our communities can live the healthiest lives possible.


Whether for the purpose of diagnosis or to provide comfort, the nature of our work begins with understanding—and understanding starts with listening.

Expert Care and Collaboration

Our expertise is strengthened through collaboration— with one another in our teams and with those whom we serve.

Human Dignity

We will always treat people with kindness, respect, and acceptance. Healing touches mind, body, and spirit.

Smart Stewardship

To meet the demands of our mission, we must be fiscally responsible and continuously improve our operation.

Community and Relationships

We have served the people of this region for generations and will serve the generations to come.