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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

Seek support when dealing with grief

Published in Inside CentraCare, For the Health of It Author: Elizabeth Hoover, MSW, LGSW

All of CentraCare is saddened with the tragic death of Todd Steinke, our vice president of Philanthropy and Community Health. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

The sudden death of a family member, friend or co-worker is overwhelming. The grief process is unique for each person but it is essential to have resources and support from other people. Connect and share your feelings with someone you trust: family, friends, religious leader, support groups, therapist or grief counselors.

CentraCare Health has many individuals who are here to help you if you feel you need extra support in this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to contact St. Cloud Hospital Spiritual Care department or Grief Support Services through CentraCare Health Home Care & Hospice at any time to speak with a trained and supportive individual and to connect with resources in grief.

CentraCare Health also has grief and bereavement resources for those experiencing a loss and for those who want to help someone who has experienced a loss.