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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

Working Relationships

Healthy Work Environment

A healthy work environment and resiliency is fostered by Our Best Begins With Me principles. Our nurses have adopted the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Healthy Work Environment standards which include techniques for skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making, appropriate staffing, meaningful recognition and authentic leadership.

Collaborative Practice

Nurses at St. Cloud Hospital are committed to cultivating a collaborative practice. Our nursing practice is based on the patients we provide care for; we coordinate and collaborate with other disciplines to best serve the patient. We value the knowledge and expertise of others and understand that successful patient outcomes depend on the collaboration between nursing and the interdisciplinary team.

Culture of Safety

The commitment to a culture of safety stems from the teamwork and leadership of all disciplines. Our practices are evidence-based and patient-centered. Through speaking up on behalf of the patient, communication is heard and acknowledged. Our “Just Culture” approach balances the need for a learning environment with the equally important need to hold people accountable for their actions and improve systems.

Coaching and Mentoring

RNs at St. Cloud Hospital use coaching and mentoring to achieve their full potential, both personally and professionally. RNs precept and mentor RNs and students by taking a personal interest in them and fostering their professional growth and development. RNs advise, encourage, and support one another, faculty, and students to continually build the skills and behaviors required to meet patient needs.


Recognition is formal and informal acknowledgement of the nursing profession. Formal recognition includes the Our Best Begins With Me Award, Daisy Award, Mission Matters, Nursing Research and EBP Awards, and Nurse Week Poster Awards. Informal recognition comes from patients, families, peers, and leaders.

Community (Population) Health

As community leaders, RNs from St. Cloud Hospital are committed to improving the health of our populations locally, regionally, and globally.