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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

Mission, Goals & Objectives

Mission Statement
St. Cloud Hospital Dietetic Internship fully prepares graduates to enter the field as competent, entry-level registered dietitians, with an expertise in medical nutrition therapy or community nutrition, who put the care of people above all in a manner that reflects the healing mission of Jesus.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal #1: The St. Cloud Hospital Dietetic Internship will prepare graduates to become competent entry-level registered dietitians.

    • Objective #1: Eighty percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion
    • Objective #2: The program’s one year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of the first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
    • Objective #3: of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation
    • Objective #4: At least 80% of program interns complete program requirements within 14 months for full time interns and within 21 months for part time interns (150% of program length).
    • Objective #5: Twelve months post-graduation, 80% of employers will rank graduates as “meets expectations” or above in their preparation for entry-level practice.
    • Objective #6: Twelve months post-graduation, at least 80% of interns will rank themselves as “well prepared” or higher in their ability to perform what is required in their job description for their current position when they first started

Goal #2: The St. Cloud Hospital Dietetic Internship will prepare graduates who demonstrate a commitment to putting the care of people above all.

  • Objective #1: 80% of employers will rank graduates as “meets expectations” or above in standards of patient/client/customer centered care 12 months post-graduation

Outcomes data for the program objectives listed above will be available upon request. Please contact Sierra Quarnstrom at QuarnstromS@centracare.com.