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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

Practice Greenhealth names St. Cloud Hospital a “Partner for Change”

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud Hospital was honored with the 2016 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community of non-profit membership organizations dedicated to creating better, safer, greener workplaces and communities.

The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their energy efficiency, mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs.

“Stewardship is a core value of St. Cloud Hospital and CentraCare Health as a whole,” said Dustin Maddy, CentraCare Health Sustainability Program Specialist. “We work hard to minimize our carbon footprint and improve community health while providing high quality health care.”

St. Cloud Hospital achievements in 2015 include:

  • 23 percent of all solid wastes were recycled diverting more than 400 tons from landfills;
  • No new items containing mercury were purchased;
  • Polystyrene food service containers were eliminated;
  • The inventory of reusable sterilization containers was expanded to further reduce the need for hard-to-recycle blue wrap; and
  • Hazardous waste generation was reduced by 20 percent from the previous year.

About Practice Greenhealth:

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit