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 Foundation

Virtual Tree of Lights Ceremony - November 19, 2021

Virtual Gold Gala - November 12, 2021

Investing in your Community, Investing in Care

A true measure of the quality of a community is how its people care for others who need their help. We are fortunate to live in an area where giving, generosity and assisting others are deeply held values. Carris Health Foundation provides ways for you to support advances in health treatment and technology across West Central and Southwest Minnesota, as well as ensure that support services that promote hope and healing are offered to all who need them.

Ways to Give

There are several ways to make a difference in the lives of children and adults in our communities. You can support Carris Health Foundation in the following ways:

  • Make a cash gift
  • Give stock, real estate or personal property
  • Make an honor or memorial gift
  • Provide a gift through your will or estate
    • Carris Health Foundation offers complimentary Estate Planning services through a partnership with Thompson & Associates
  • Provide a financial contribution that’s matched by your company
  • Participate in a foundation event in your community

Recognize a Health Hero Today

At Carris Health, our approach is to “listen, then serve” because it is the heart of the very best patient experiences.

If you are grateful for the care you or a loved one received from Carris Health, please share your message of gratitude with us here.

We will share your message of appreciation with the care provider and/or team.

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! If you would like to make a gift to honor a health care hero, click here.

COVID-19: How can you help?

In an effort to direct funds to areas of need locally during the COVID-19 outbreak, Carris Health Foundation has established a COVID-19 Emergency Fund to benefit communities served by Carris Health.

You can make your gifts online to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Thank you for your support.