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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

St. Cloud Hospital Lights Up Pink and Blue for Premature Babies

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon. In fact, premature birth is the No. 1 cause of death in children under age 5. In recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month, we will light up the arches in front of St. Cloud Hospital with pink and blue lights Nov. 2-6.

The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Cloud Hospital cares for the tiniest and sickest of infants in Central Minnesota. The 30-bed unit features state-of-the-art private and semi-private rooms in a highly specialized, yet intimate environment. It partners with the March of Dimes on a NICU Family Support Program. The program:

  • Assists families with their hospital stay and transition home
  • Contributes to NICU staff professional development
  • Promotes the philosophy of family-centered care

The March of Dimes supports hospital efforts to end non-medically necessary deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation. Full term pregnancies are best for moms and babies.