Ken Holmen, MD, President & CEO
Ken Holmen, MD, President & CEO
We live in a thriving community — one that continues to change. Our needs are different. Our demographics are shifting. And we are more connected than ever before. The same can be said for CentraCare Health. Our organization is strong as we embrace significant change taking place in the health care industry as well as the evolving needs of people who live in Central Minnesota.
We exist because of you. Our focus is, and always will be, on the people we serve. That’s why we continue to expand and strengthen our integrated network — to make access to care convenient for our customers. It’s also why we’re investing in new technologies that connect you to the specific care you need, more easily and effectively. And we’re not going alone. It’s long been our philosophy to work with the communities we serve as well as other organizations, to engage partners to improve the overall health of our communities.
As we reflect on the past year, we’re pleased to share a collection of stories that illustrate just how positive this change can be; stories that capture the true essence of what we’re trying to accomplish together and real-life examples of how we’re changing, for the better.
Ken Holmen, MD
President & CEO, CentraCare Health
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In August 2017, CentraCare Health – Melrose officially opened its doors, capping off a remarkable 15-month construction project on a $26 million, 53,000-square-foot hospital that will serve the community for decades to come.read more
It’s amazing what can get accomplished in 18 months. In Long Prairie, hard work during the past year and a half has resulted in completion of a new medical campus that will replace the existing 60-year-old facility.read more
Navigating the healthcare system is not always easy. There are many options for care and sometimes you may not be sure where to go, or what specific treatment is needed.read more
If you’re looking for Harry Fank, you’ll probably find him tending to his garden or riding one of his 12 tractors.read more
The last 18 months have been a trying time for the Hendrickx family. In May 2016, during a routine ultrasound, Jayne and Jeff found out they were having twins, which led to excitement and anticipation.read more
Providing excellent care in the future will require healthcare organizations to partner in innovative ways. In October 2016, we announced plans to integrate St. Cloud Medical Group into the CentraCare Health system.read more
As Central Minnesota’s largest employer, CentraCare Health embraces diversity in its workforce. There are many reasons why diversity is important and beneficial, but none are bigger than the notion of trust.read more
CentraCare Health prides itself on supporting the needs of people throughout Central Minnesota. Whether it’s through care provided at hospitals and clinics across the region, or from partnerships with organizations that help make a positive difference in our communities, CentraCare is committed to improving health.read more
Last fall, CentraCare Health launched Feeling Good MN, an initiative created to improve the health of our communities by changing policies, systems and environments.read more
Health and wellness are affected by much more than medical care. Earning a living wage, for example, can do wonders to improve a person’s well-being.read more
Being “healthy” means having good physical and mental health at any age. In Central Minnesota, people age 55 and older make up one of the fastest growing populations, which means the health care needs for many people are changing.read more
CentraCare Health is responding to the changing demographics in our senior community. In just a few years, the number of adults age 65 and older is expected to surpass the number of K-12 children in Minnesota.read more