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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 Ranked Nationally on Newsweek’s ‘World’s Best Hospitals 2021’ List

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital has been named one of the top hospitals in the United States by Newsweek in their 2021 “World’s Best Hospitals” list.

CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital ranked No. 45 in the nation on the list and No. 2 in Minnesota.

Newsweek partnered with Statista, a global data market research firm, to develop its rankings. They used three general categories of data — a survey of 74,000 medical experts, publicly available patient satisfaction data and publicly available quality data. According to Newsweek and Statista, the purpose of the rankings is “to provide the best possible data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance.”

“We sincerely appreciate the award, because it recognizes the tireless work of our staff, advanced practice providers and physicians to provide an unsurpassed level of care to this community,” said Joy Plamann, CentraCare senior vice president, and president of St. Cloud Hospital.

According to Newsweek and Statista, the hospitals named in this list—which covers 25 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada —stand out for their consistent excellence, including distinguished physicians, top-notch nursing care and state-of-the-art technology.