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Pediatric Hospitalists

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program

CentraCare pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners provide primary and specialized care unique to children from birth to young adult. Our pediatric providers work closely with parents to assist children and teens in maintaining good nutrition, health and emotional well-being. Our physicians are board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

What is Pediatric Hospital Medicine?

If you have a child in the hospital, a pediatric hospitalist may be providing the care. With patients ranging in age from newborns to 18 years, pediatric hospitalists care for children with a wide variety of health care needs, such as:

  • Infectious illnesses
  • Breathing issues such as pneumonia, croup and RSV
  • Long-term illnesses such as diabetes and asthma
  • Common childhood illnesses such as flu and dehydration
  • Recovery from injuries or surgeries
  • Care of newborns

St. Cloud Hospital has the only Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program in Central Minnesota. What type of training do pediatric hospitalists have? These doctors have had at least:

  • Four years of medical school
  • Three years of pediatric residency training

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

Our Hospitalist Program Locations

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