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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

Happy Birthday Leap Day Babies!

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Five leap year babies, three girls and two boys, were born Monday at St. Cloud Hospital. Each of the five babies born on Feb. 29 got a special onesie provided by the Family Birthing Center. The onesies read "The odds of being born on Leap Day are 1 in 1,461."

The Leap Day onesies are a tradition in the Family Birthing Center. All babies born on holidays or other special days normally receive a small gift, like a gift basket, to mark the occasion.