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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

Children Admitted to St. Cloud Hospital have a New Member on their Health Care Team

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud Hospital has launched Central Minnesota’s only Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program. Pediatric hospitalists are doctors who only work in hospitals. They care for children at St. Cloud Hospital’s birthing center and pediatric unit. Pediatric hospitalists help children ranging in age from newborns up to 18 with:

  • Infectious illnesses
  • Breathing issues such as pneumonia, croup and RSV
  • Long-term illnesses such as diabetes and asthma
  • Common childhood illnesses such as flu and dehydration
  • Recovery from injuries or surgeries
  • Newborn care
  • Other health care needs

“The children of Central Minnesota now have a pediatrician in St. Cloud Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, providing them with better continuity of care and access to care,” said Kathleen Kulus, MD, director of the St. Cloud Hospital Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program.

Studies show that hospitalist programs improve quality of care. Pediatric hospitalists are readily available to family members and staff. They work with and coordinate a child’s care with other members of the health care team, including a child’s primary care doctor.

For more information about St. Cloud Hospital’s Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program, call 320-255-5742.