CentraCare - Western Region Sites

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CentraCare is committed to the patients and families we serve in the communities we call home throughout Central, West Central and Southwestern Minnesota. We listen then serve, we guide and heal—because health means everything.

  • Has grown to be one of the largest health systems in Minnesota
  • Leading provider of rural health in the state
  • Recent investment in system-wide employee culture 
  • Innovative population health and wellness initiatives
  • Collaborative physician and administration leadership model
  • Access to more than 40 medical and surgical specialties
  • Work for an organization that offers nationally recognized care. View our most recent awards by clicking here. https://www.centracare.com/about-us/awards-recognitions/   

About CentraCare: https://www.centracare.com/about-us/ 

CentraCare Physician Recruitment: https://www.centracare.com/careers/physician-recruitment/ 


CentraCare – Long Prairie

  • Consists of an outpatient clinic, 25 bed Critical Access Hospital and Long Term Care
  • State of the art facility
    • Medical Campus opened 2017
    • Wellness Center opened 2019 
  • CALS Hospital Designation: represents an institutional commitment to quality rural emergency medical care and recognizes the clinicians who have completed the education as well as the administrators who provided the infrastructure for this achievement.
    • CentraCare - Long Prairie met the criteria at the highest possible level with 100% of nurses and provider staff trained in CALS and has secured recommended equipment and demonstrated their commitment to the CALS principles
    • The Minnesota State Trauma Advisory Committee accepts CALS as a training program that can qualify Minnesota hospitals for level III and IV trauma designation.

Long Prairie, MN

  • Community of 3,500 people
  • Located 55 miles from St. Cloud and 120 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, less than 20 minutes to I-94
  • Wide variety of businesses has helped the retailers of the community withstand the difficulties of other rural areas
  • Diverse agriculture and manufacturing base around one of the most productive and loyal workforces in the state   
  • Major retail center for most of Todd County
  • Abundance of recreational and leisure activities
  • Excellent school systems

For More Information, Visit These Links
CentraCare – Long Prairie https://www.centracare.com/locations/centracare-long-prairie/ 
CentraCare – Long Prairie New Campus Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTM9ecvvPKE 
Community Resources
City of Long Prairie https://www.longprairie.net/ 
Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce https://www.longprairie.org/ 
Long Prairie Visitor’s Guide https://www.longprairie.org/uploads/1/9/6/0/19609449/18longprairievisitorsguide.pdf 
Education Resources
Long Prairie Grey Eagle School District http://www.lpge.k12.mn.us/ 
St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel School http://www.stmaryslp.org/ 


CentraCare - Melrose


  • Dedicated primary clinic nurse (CMA, LPN or RN) with support of float nursing
  • Co-located workstations for provider/nursing with an additional office
  • Opportunity for voice-recognition software (Dragon) or scribe
  • Team support including RN nurse lead visits, diabetic education, health care home for complex patient care, legal aide, health care navigator for uninsured/underinsured
  • Community health worker and community paramedic for patient engagement and home visits
  • Prescription support programs for uninsured/underinsured
  • In-room schedulers to promote continuity (follow-up appointments made for patients before they leave the room)
  • CentraCare Foundation supported Reach Out & Read Program
  • Mental Health support including Integrated Behavioral Health with often same-day video consultation and Psychiatry chart review for medication management
  • E-consults for specialty care to allow for PCP management without the wait for a formal consult

State-of-the-art Critical Access Hospital built in 2017 with significant provider and community input. Services include:

  • Telestroke and STEMI activation with St. Cloud Hospital
  • Advanced imaging with 5 days/week MRI availability, 3D Mammography
  • Nitrous oxide for obstetrical and ED patients
  • Lactation consultants
  • Rehabilitation Services including Multidisciplinary Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Transitional Care Team including a nursing supervisor, PT, OT, speech therapy and social worker
  • Outpatient Services including chemotherapy and IV infusions of fluids and medications

Melrose, MN

  • Diverse population with a predominantly Latino minority. Steady growth in population and business.
  • Surrounded by beautiful lakes, parks and forests with many recreational opportunities.
  • Centrally located between St. Cloud and Alexandria with a decidedly small-town feel. No stoplight!
  • Easy access to Minneapolis/St. Paul on I-94
  • Great early education opportunities – Public, Parochial and Montessori
  • Strong secondary schools with great sports teams including Melrose Area High School and St. John’s Prep
  • Community Theater (Town and Country Players) and a wide variety of Community Education offerings
  • Growing small businesses including Melrose Yoga, Melrose Nutrition, Steam Brew Coffee Shop, JDs TapHouse, Unique Boutique, Martinez Market and don’t miss El Portal – Best Mexican restaurant in Central Minnesota!

For More Information, Visit These Links
CentraCare – Melrose https://www.centracare.com/locations/centracare-melrose/?L=true 
Community Resources
City of Melrose https://www.cityofmelrose.com/ 
Melrose Resource Guide https://star-pub.com/Content/Default/Special-Sections/Flipbook/2020-Melrose-Resource-Guide/-3/49/820#0 
Melrose Chamber of Commerce https://www.facebook.com/Melrose-Area-Chamber-of-Commerce-220929447918543/ 
Lake Wobegon Trail https://lakewobegontrail.com/ 
Education Resources
Melrose School District https://www.isd740.org/ 
St. Mary’s School https://www.smsmelrosemn.org/ 
Montessori School of Melrose https://www.montessorimn.com/melrose/ 
St. John’s Prep https://www.stjohnsprep.org/ 


CentraCare – Sauk Centre

  • Outpatient clinic, 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and a Long Term Care Facility
  • All facilities are connected and located on the Sauk Lake
  • Employs approximately 175 people who serve nearly 10,000 residents
  • Many outreach services provided, allowing patients to receive high-quality specialty care close to home

Sauk Centre, MN

  • Community of 4,500 people
  • Located in the heart of Minnesota along Interstate 94, midway between Minneapolis and Fargo, 30 minutes to Alexandria, and 45 minutes to St. Cloud
  • Lively downtown area with small shops, movie theater, restaurants, and annual community celebrations
  • Four-season recreation including parks, golf courses, ice rink, walking and snowmobile trails, camping and fishing
  • Family-friendly community with excellent schools
  • Many beautiful options to make your home. Live in a new or established community neighborhood, on a hobby farm, or one of the many nearby lakes.
  • Hometown of the first Nobel Prize winning author, Sinclair Lewis. The town was his inspiration for Main Street, the novel of small-town life. His home is now a museum.

For More Information, Visit These Links
CentraCare – Sauk Centre https://www.centracare.com/locations/centracare-sauk-centre/?L=true 
Community Resources
City of Sauk Centre https://saukcentre.govoffice2.com/ 
Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce https://www.saukcentrechamber.com/ 
Sauk Centre Herald Newspaper https://star-pub.com/ 
Lake Wobegon Trail https://lakewobegontrail.com/ 
Education Resources
Sauk Centre School District https://www.isd743.org/ 
Holy Family School https://www.holyfamilysc.org/