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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.

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Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehab Receives Guardian of Excellence Award

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation has been named a recipient of the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award. The award is given to organizations who have sustained the 95th percentile or higher for patient experience surveys and Press Ganey reports through each reporting period during the award year which was between May 2016-April 2017.

The Guardian of Excellence Award was presented at the National Press Ganey Conference in Orlando.

The St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has provided comprehensive rehabilitation care in Central Minnesota for nearly 40 years. The 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility is designed to provide top quality rehabilitative care within a patient- and family-centered environment. The providers and staff offer support and education to patients and their families who have experienced injury or illness.

"The Guardian of Excellence award validates St. Cloud Hospital Inpatient Rehab Unit’s philosophy to be the best we can be," said Deb Eisenstadt, director inpatient rehabilitation services. "Our highly skilled interdisciplinary team comprised of rehabilitation nurses, therapists, dietitians, social worker, psychologist, nurse practitioners and physiatrists who specialize in rehabilitation all work closely to provide our patients a unique individualized plan of care."

Press Ganey is a provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations. Each year they recognize a select group with awards that recognize efforts to improve the quality and safety of patient care, to provide a positive and collaborative environment for employees and physicians, and ultimately to deliver exceptional patient experiences.