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CHI St Joseph's Community Health COVID-19 Update



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Community Health COVID-19 Update

PARK RAPIDS, MN (April 12 th , 2021) – After a period of decline, CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community
Health is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases in Hubbard County. With this increase, there is also an increase in hospitalizations.
 
CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health, as the Public Health Agent for Hubbard County, urges all residents to stay vigilant with handwashing, mask wearing, and avoiding crowds and group gatherings when possible. Additionally, all residents of Minnesota aged 16 and older are eligible for vaccination. CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health will be offering the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and older on Tuesday, April 13 th from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Akeley Food Shelf, and on Wednesday, April 14 th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at the Park Rapids American Legion. Both clinics offered are walk-in, no appointments required. A registration form will be required to be completed prior to vaccination. There is no charge for a COVID-19 vaccine through CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health.

With the increase in COVID-19 cases, we encourage the community to take advantage of vaccination opportunities, whether through Community Health or through their own health care provider. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and nurses at the clinics are available to help answer questions you may have. You may also call CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health with questions at 218.237.5464.

About CHI St. Joseph’s Health
CHI St. Joseph’s Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving communities in Hubbard, Becker, Cass and Wadena Counties since 1946. In recent years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health’s award-winning teams received several national honors including: The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in surgery; Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, HealthStrong; WomenCertified’s America’s Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Award in obstetrics; and the Studer Group Fire Starter Healthcare Organization of the Month among other national, regional and state recognitions.

About CommonSpirit Health:
CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 137 hospitals and more than 1000 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2019, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined  revenues of nearly $29 billion and provided $4.45 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at www.commonspirit.org.
 

Contact: Sonja Day
Communication/Marketing Manager
CHI St. Joseph’s Health
600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218.616.3383

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