COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

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

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

St. Cloud Hospital Institutional Review Board Organization

The St. Cloud Hospital IRB reviews proposed research protocols involving human subjects. Clinical investigations involving therapeutic drugs or medical devices constitute most of the protocols reviewed.

The St. Cloud Hospital IRB is responsible for the following:

  • The review and approval of applications to conduct research involving human subjects
  • Continuing review of approved protocols
  • Monitoring of reported adverse events involving subjects in approved protocols
  • Assuring and facilitating the ethical conduct of biomedical research involving human subjects

IRB Documents for Download (PDFs)

For any questions related to the IRB or application submissions, please contact St. Cloud Hospital Managed Care/Clinical Research Compliance at 320-251-2700, ext. 54536.