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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare 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 help 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

Dr. Joseph Blonski Honored with Excellence Award

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Joseph Blonski, MD, a family medicine physician at CentraCare Family Health Center, was honored Feb. 5 with the St. Cloud Hospital Physician of Excellence award.

Those who nominated Dr. Blonski for this award characterize him as committed to his patients and a humble mentor.  Dr. Blonski played a key role in developing Project H.E.A.L., a program that reaches out to underserved people throughout the communities of St. Cloud, Melrose, Long Prairie and Sauk Centre. He was the first faculty member hired for the residency program and has remained committed to the growth of quality and production of excellent family physicians throughout the program’s life. Dr. Blonski is an exceptional role model. He is well respected by colleagues, staff, patients and their families. He is hardworking and shows integrity with everything he does.

The Physician of Excellence award was created for physicians, nurses and other staff to recognize a St. Cloud Hospital Medical Staff member who has an exemplary work ethic and lives the healing mission of the St. Cloud Hospital, providing Care Above All.