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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

Rosie's Story

Orthopedics
“When I woke up, the deep aching pain of many years was gone.”

Patient satisfaction in the St. Cloud Hospital Bone & Joint Center consistently ranks in the top 10 percent nationally.

Upon waking from having a total knee replacement, Rosie Thell, then age 47, had a smile on her face. “The deep aching pain of many years was gone,” Rosie said. Rosie, a dairy farmer from Freeport, thought that the chronic pain was something she just had to live with. After other methods failed to help ease the pain, Rosie turned to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Schaap. Not only is the nagging pain gone in her left knee, she now is able to spend time outdoors with her two teenage boys.

Rosie credits the great care of her surgeon, nurses and therapists at St. Cloud Hospital Bone & Joint Center for getting her back on her feet doing the things she loves — hunting and fishing.