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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

CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital Recognized as a “Best Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report

Published in Heart & Vascular, 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 the top hospitals in the nation for Cardiology & Heart surgery and Pulmonology & Lung surgery.

The annual rankings evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals for 16 adult specialties and 10 procedures and conditions.

U.S. News ranked CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital as Top 50 in the nation in two adult specialties: cardiology & heart surgery (ranked #41) and pulmonology & lung surgery (ranked #43).

For the second year in a row, St. Cloud Hospital ranked third overall in Minnesota for Best Hospitals, behind Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Six adult specialties were called out for being high performing: gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology. St. Cloud Hospital also received strong ratings in the handling of nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions.

“CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital is pleased to receive this recognition on behalf of the dedicated physicians and employees who serve our patients and communities every day,” said Craig Broman, CentraCare Chief Operating Officer and St. Cloud Hospital President. “The U.S. News and World Report hospital rankings is an affirmation of CentraCare’s commitment to quality and safety standards and exceptional patient experiences and outcomes. We are committed to a journey of continuous improvement and superior performance.”

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.”