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 Hospice Services

Compassionate Care For Both Patient and Family

The death of a loved one is always difficult, but it is likely that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the circumstances of the death, as well as your family's grief, especially challenging.
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The final weeks and months of life can provide some of the most meaningful moments between families and loved ones. We understand how precious this time is, and we help you understand what to expect along the way so you can make the most of it. We’ll be by your side from the moment hospice care begins to many months after a loved one passes. Hospice care at Carris Health is truly compassionate, providing emotional, spiritual and physical support to terminally ill patients and their families.

Hospice care is provided through both Carris Health - Rice Hospice and Carris Health - Redwood Hospice.

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