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 Ostomy Services

Comprehensive Ostomy Care

Many patients require ostomy services for life, and we strive to create relationships with our patients so that they can always feel comfortable coming to us for the care they need. The more we know about you, the better we can serve your unique needs.

Our services include comprehensive care for patients with any type of stoma, whether from colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. We also serve patients with both temporary and long-term ostomy needs.

Our comprehensive ostomy services include:

  • Education and counseling
  • Stoma marking
  • Equipment fitting
  • Catheter service
  • Continence treatment
  • Treatment for stoma-related conditions
  • Surgical preparation
  • Lifestyle support

Whatever ostomy services or procedures you need, our team will be sure you have the education, resources, and supplies you need to live and thrive with an ostomy bag. We provide ostomy services at Rice Memorial Hospital and Redwood Hospital.