Laying the groundwork for the next half-century of
medical advancements From Spotlight on Health - Spring 2011
The Benedictine Sisters built a hospital in St. Cloud more than 80 years ago -- a facility the size of which Central Minnesota had never seen. They were told it couldn’t be done, but they didn’t listen, and their determination became a health care system that now helps and heals more than a half-million people each year.
The Caring for Generations Campaign will continue in that spirit to advance the delivery of medicine in this region and to care for generations to come. The primary goals of the St. Cloud Hospital expansion project are to:
Enhance surgical suites
New surgical suites will enhance surgical efficiency, minimize recovery time, reduce costs and improve outcomes.
Transform women and children’s care
The expanded Women & Children’s Center will more than double the size of the current facility, allowing adequate room for families.
Rebuilding the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will create single-patient rooms, giving parents the opportunity to stay with their critically ill infants.
Expand and relocate the Intensive Care Unit
The 25-year-old Intensive Care Unit will be replaced and moved closer to surgery, which will reduce costs and improve comfort, medical outcomes and recovery times.
Increase the number of private patient rooms
Private rooms will improve patient outcomes, create a more comfortable setting and allow for greater family support.
Caring for Generations
St. Cloud Hospital has helped and healed families for generations and now is investing $225 million to support a 360,000-square foot addition to the southeast side. The hospital expansion is the largest construction project in Minnesota.
As part of the overall investment, CentraCare Health Foundation has set a goal of raising $21.7 million to support pieces of the project that wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the community and CentraCare Health System employees, volunteers and the medical community.
The campaign publicly launched in October 2010 and $12.5 million has been raised to date. Join us in making a difference in the health of Central Minnesota by calling (320) 240-2810, giving securely online or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Caring for Generations Campaign