Frequently Asked Questions

Carris Health is a work in progress and the journey toward integration will take place over many months. Questions will arise throughout this process and we will do our best to answer them.
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Carris Health is a health care system that is driven by its purpose, which is to serve rural communities and address the health care needs of people at all stages of life. Carris Health serves people throughout West Central and Southwest Minnesota and is part of CentraCare Health, one of Minnesota’s largest health systems. Formed in January 2018, Carris Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of CentraCare Health.
Health care is changing. Technology is advancing. People have more complex health issues. That’s why Carris Health is reinventing how health care is delivered to rural communities through forward-thinking approaches and unique partnerships that align with the future of health care. Carris Health brings together health care organizations to share resources, with the goal of improving care and delivering it more efficiently. Ultimately, Carris Health will ensure people in West Central and Southwest Minnesota have access to exceptional care today and in the future.
Carris Health was created in January 2018 as a partnership between Willmar’s Rice Memorial Hospital, ACMC Health and St. Cloud-based CentraCare Health. In January 2019, Redwood Area Hospital in Redwood Falls, Minn. and Family Practice Medical Center in Willmar, Minn. joined Carris Health. Carris Health is committed to strengthening health care in West Central and Southwest Minnesota by partnering with organizations that share the same passion for rural health care.
Carris Health combines the knowledge and expertise of well-established community health care partners to provide people in rural communities better access to high-quality care, regardless of where they live. Carris Health’s goal is to provide the best health care possible, close to home. It’s the best of both worlds – local care, leadership and governance connected to a larger health system.
Our vision for care in Central Minnesota is inclusive. We are open to discussions with any regional health care provider that shares our values and commitment to providing residents of this region with first-rate health care.