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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

Nursing - Professional Practice Model

The Compass: St. Cloud Hospital’s Nursing Professional Practice Model

The Compass

What is a professional practice model (PPM) and why do we need it?

A professional practice model describes how registered nurses practice, collaborate, communicate and develop professionally. It defines what is important to RNs and drives current and future nursing practice at St. Cloud Hospital. By defining the components of the St. Cloud Hospital PPM, the foundation of professional nursing practice is described. The framework of our PPM guides the nursing strategic plan, identifying clear goals and expectations for all professional RNs. Through the PPM, we achieve optimal patient outcomes.

“Guided by our compass, the nursing excellence journey continues,” Linda Chmielewski, MS, RN, NEA-BC; former Vice President, Hospital Operations, Chief Nursing Officer

Nursing Compass

Patient-and Family-Centered Care

An approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care, patient- and family-centered care is organized around the needs and priorities of patients and their families. It is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families, and the health care team. A patient’s family is however the patient defines it. We actively partner with the patient and family to develop the plan of care. Patient- and family-centered care applies to patients of all ages, and it may be practiced in any health care setting.

Our Location

St. Cloud Hospital
1406 Sixth Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Joy Plamann, DNP, MBA, RN, BC, Vice President-Operations, Acute Care Division/CNO

Phone: 320-251-2700
Toll Free: 800-835-6652
Fax: 320-255-5711

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The St. Cloud Hospital Nursing Annual Report 2020 is also available in PDF.