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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

Inpatient Mental Health Services Nationally Recognized

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CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital recently was awarded Platinum designation by Optum for the remarkable care provided to mental health inpatients. The Platinum designation is the highest level of achievement given by Optum which means our inpatient mental health units met or exceeded the effectiveness metrics and the efficiency criteria. Platinum distinction demonstrates shorter stay (without compromising outcomes), lower cost, better care with less practice variability, better follow up rates that lessen the chance of relapse and fewer readmissions. St. Cloud Hospital has received this award annually since 2015!

The Platinum distinction is based on clinical data collected by Optum during the course of an entire year. Optum looked at specific criteria, such as readmission rates and average length of inpatient stay and compared St. Cloud Hospital’s data to that of other regionally based facilities.

Optum, a part of UnitedHealth Group, works with health plans to achieve operational excellence, grow membership and drive consumer engagement, and improve clinical quality and manage risk.