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Giving Back

At St. Cloud Hospital, we have a diverse medical staff both professionally and culturally. New providers benefit from seasoned mentors who are happy to assist a new provider to grow and develop their practice. In addition, CentraCare Health physicians participate in a variety of programs that offer everything from educational opportunities for students to free health screenings and care for the under-served population of Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud hospital operates a Family Practice Residency Program affiliated with the University of Minnesota. The program, entering its third decade, is St. Cloud Hospital’s only residency program and is a 5/5/5 three-year residency in Family Medicine. The program's academic sponsor is the University of Minnesota and we are fully accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Academic positions are available for physicians interested in teaching opportunities.

CentraCare Health runs Project H.E.A.L. (Health, Education, Access, Link), an outreach program of CentraCare Family Health Center that offers free health screenings and basic care at various local locations including shelters, places of worship and schools. The goal of Project H.E.A.L. is to overcome the barriers to health care – barriers of transportation, inadequate or lack of insurance, financial resources for co-payments and medications, language and culture.

Holly Ball CentraCare Health Foundation


  • Only foundation solely dedicated to improving health and health care in Central Minnesota
  • Serves patients and families throughout Central Minnesota
  • Last year, distributed more than $7,656,000 in grants and program support throughout CentraCare Health and Central Minnesota
  • On average, gives more than $250,000 per year in grants throughout Central Minnesota to non-CentraCare agencies

Vision statement: To become one of Minnesota’s premier health care foundations, advancing unsurpassed quality care and innovative community health solutions.

Programs Supported

St. Cloud Hospital

  • Behavioral Health
  • Breast Center
  • CentraCare Diabetes Center
  • CentraCare Kidney Program
  • CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center
  • Clara’s House
  • Coborn Cancer Center
  • Gorecki Guest House
  • Home Care & Hospice
  • Women & Children’s Center

St. Benedict Senior Community

  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Greatest Needs
  • Spiritual Care

CentraCare Clinic

CentraCare Family Health Center

CentraCare Health – Long Prairie

CentraCare Health – Melrose

CentraCare Health – Monticello

CentraCare Health – Paynesville

CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre

Community Programs

  • Feeling Good MN: Through collaboration with other communication organizations CentraCare Health hopes to institute positive changes within Central Minnesota.
  • BLEND: Better Living: Exercise & Nutrition Daily (area initiative to decrease childhood obesity).
  • Crave the Change: Initiative to create comprehensive smoke-free workplaces and multi-unit housing.
  • Helmet Smart
  • NuVal: Nutrition scoring system.
  • Take Heart – St. Cloud: Sudden cardiac arrest survival initiative.
  • Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation: Wellbeing 5 Index – workplace wellbeing initiative.
  • Central Minnesota Concussion Collaborative (BrainSafe): Improve the care for patients of all ages with concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries.
  • CentraCare Clinic IHI Integrated Behavioral Health: Collaboration to understand and explore the integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care.

Fundraising Events

Annual Celebrations

  • Holly Ball: Benefit for St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center.
  • Spring Fling: Benefit for CentraCare Health Pediatrics and CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center.
  • Harvest Celebration: Benefit for CentraCare Health – Melrose.

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We Are Always Available to Help or Answer Questions

Your physician recruitment team:

Karla Donlin
Director, Physician Recruitment & Relations

Cassie Tinius
Physician Recruiter

Josh Delzer
Physician Recruiter

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