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

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital makes Best Hospitals list by U.S. News & World Report

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

As part of its Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News & World Report ranked CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital as one of 57 hospital in the nation with strong ratings in the handling of nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions.

The annual rankings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals for these surgical procedures and chronic conditions:

  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • COPD
  • Heart failure
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement

Only slightly more than 1 percent of hospitals evaluated received the top rating in all nine procedures and conditions. 

St. Cloud Hospital is ranked third overall in Minnesota for Best Hospitals, behind Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

U.S. News also ranked CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital as Top 50 in the nation in four adult specialties: pulmonology & lung surgery, cardiology & heart surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery and geriatrics.

Four adult specialties were called out for being high performing: nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.

“I appreciate the commitment to excellence and continuous improvement by our physicians, advanced practice providers and all staff. The external recognitions we receive are validation of our efforts to provide the best possible care for our patients and to improve the health of our communities," said Craig Broman, CentraCare Chief Operating Officer and St. Cloud Hospital President.

See more information on Best Hospitals list.

U.S News and World Report, a digital news and information company, releases these annual ratings that are "designed to help patients and health care consumers make informed decisions about where to receive care for specific medical needs."