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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

Stephen's Story

Intensive Care
“It was a car accident that tore open Stephen’s skull and the emotions of the entire DeVarennes family”

Stephen came to us with a shattered skull. He left with his dreams intact.

Stephen DeVarennes

When your son has a five-inch hole in the side of his head, all your strength and sanity seem to drain right through it.

It was a car accident that tore open Stephen’s skull and the emotions of the entire DeVarennes family. As they waited hand-in-hand with nurses, chaplains, and others on our staff, neurosurgeons removed a section of Stephen’s frontal lobe and pieced his life back together.

They will never forget

“My son doesn’t remember his time at St. Cloud Hospital,” said Joyce DeVarennes, “but my husband and I will never forget the care and compassion we experienced.”