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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

Revisit 2021’s Top Facebook Posts

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

With social distancing and safety precautions, we rely on social media and technology to stay connected with each other. CentraCare’s most popular Facebook videos are heartwarming and heartbreaking stories that take you behind the scenes of health care. It’s reminder that COVID-19 statistics are real people and not just numbers.

Top 3 Facebook videos of 2021

  1. A Holiday Miracle: Michelle and Ariella Mast's Story – Dec. 25, 2021
  2. COVID-19 Survivor Story: Brian Johnson – Feb. 12, 2021
  3. Inside the ICU at St. Cloud Hospital – Oct. 19, 2021

When life is getting you down, the tiny babies at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will fill you with hope for the future. Even though we can’t see them in person — even Santa visits them virtually — we can “ooh” and “ahh” over their photos. It’s easy to see why they are social media superstars.

Most popular Facebook baby posts from 2021

  1. NICU Babies Dressed in Costume for Happy Halloween – Oct. 31, 2021
  2. Santa Visits St. Cloud Hospital NICU – Dec. 24, 2021
  3. Springtime in the NICU – April 4, 2021