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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 Makes U.S. News & World Report Most Connected Hospitals List

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud Hospital is among the U.S. News & World Report Most Connected Hospitals of 2015-16. Most Connected Hospitals 2015-16 recognized 126 U.S. medical centers in 34 states that met U.S. News’ standards spanning both digital connectivity and clinical excellence.

To identify the Most Connected Hospitals, U.S. News analyzed 56 variables from the most recent American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement, an IT survey that the AHA administers to hospitals nationwide. Responses to the survey, which was fielded from November 2013 to February 2014, were received from 3,276 U.S. hospitals.

To evaluate connectivity, U.S. News created three domains of survey questions that reflect a hospital’s overall commitment to health care’s ongoing digital revolution: Clinical Connectedness, Patient Engagement and Patient Safety. Hospitals that earned at least 90 percent of the total points available (a minimum of 55 out of 61 points) and also achieved a national ranking or high-performing recognition in the current edition of Best Hospitals, Best Hospitals for Common Care or Best Children’s Hospitals were recognized as Most Connected Hospitals.