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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 Emergency Entrance Construction Continues

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – The old St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Trauma Center entrance continues to be closed. The emergency garage is designated for ambulance and law enforcement only. During the construction of its new south entrance and driveway, patients can be dropped off at the Woods entrance. Staff is available there to assist you.

St. Cloud Hospital visitors: Please use the Woods entrance between 9 p.m.-5 a.m. The walk-in door located on the edge of the ambulance garage is closed.

The closure is part of a redesign of the Emergency Trauma Center entrance. Construction of phase one of three will be complete in early 2016. The redesign of the entrance will:

  • Improve patient access
  • Enhance safety and security
  • Be more efficient for staff, improving emergency room services for our patients

In the meantime, we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our patients and staff.