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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. Shakeel Anjum Honored with Excellence Award

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – Dr. Anjum, a nephrologist at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus, was honored Jan. 29 with the St. Cloud Hospital Physician of Excellence award.

Those who nominated Dr. Anjum for this award characterize him as compassionate and dedicated to his patients. He ensures that patients clearly understand the care they are receiving. He works with the patient in their care; making sure they are aware they will be active participants in their care. Dr. Anjum takes the time to educate all members of the team, including social workers, dietitians and nurses. He is always open to questions and looks to the whole team for input and care planning. He takes great pride in his practice and has spent many late nights at St. Cloud Hospital to ensure his patients receive the quality of care they need and deserve. Dr. Anjum is admired for his great attitude and caring personality. He greets and treats everyone as if they are the top priority for him. He is a great asset to the clinic and hospital.

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.