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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

National Fall Prevention Awareness Day Is September 22

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall in the United States. In honor of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, CentraCare Health locally will do its part to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults and invites you to help take a stand to prevent falls.

Free STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) Assessments will be offered Friday, Sept. 21 at the following locations:

CentraCare Health Plaza
1900 CentraCare Circle, St. Cloud ꟷ Woodlands entrance
10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m.

Church of Saint Joseph
12 West Minnesota Street, St. Joseph
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Whitney Senior Center
1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud
10 a.m. to noon

Offered by nursing students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, assessments will review an individual’s fall risk. Assessments only take five minutes and the public is welcome.

At the CentraCare Health Plaza location, St. Cloud Hospital Trauma Services will detail some practical, easy and affordable ways seniors can stay safe at home and in the community. CentraCare Health Medical Alert Service will also be available with information on in-home and personal emergency response systems — providing peace of mind to seniors and their families.

Sponsored in part by Trauma Services – St. Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Health Medical Alert Service, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Nursing Department, Central Minnesota Council on Aging and Church of Saint Joseph.