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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. Mark Hauge Honored with Excellence Award

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – Mark Hauge, MD, was recently honored with the Physician of Excellence award.

Dr. Hauge, a medical oncologist at Coborn Cancer Center was honored Feb. 13 with the St. Cloud Hospital Physician of Excellence award.

Those who nominated Dr. Hauge for this award characterize him as respectful and dedicated to his patients. He always puts his patients first and is willing to fit them into an already full schedule. He approaches difficult cases with empathy and takes the extra time to ensure that all questions have been answered. A coworker shared that, “Dr. Hauge is compassionate and empathetic in his communication with patients and families dealing with difficult news to deliver.” He is dedicated to St. Cloud Hospital and the care his patients receive. Dr. Hauge is a great teacher. He is admired for the care he gives and insight he shares with colleagues.

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.