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CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Children's Center

Comprehensive, Highly Specialized Care at the Ready

When your child has a serious illness, you want to know your child is in a place that can provide specialized care. Whether your child needs to stay in the hospital or can be treated without being admitted (on an outpatient basis), St. Cloud Hospital provides the highest quality, most comprehensive care in Central Minnesota.

Why Choose St. Cloud Hospital for Pediatric Specialty Care?

St. Cloud Hospital provides a range of pediatric specialty care to infants, children and teens in Central Minnesota. Here are some reasons for you to feel confident about the care we provide:

  • We have a dedicated pediatric inpatient unit, meaning doctors and nurses work only with kids — all day, every day. This exclusive focus, along with experience and training, means we provide safe, effective care to children.
  • We are the only hospital in Central Minnesota to offer critical care, or intensive care, to children with life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
  • You’ll have access to a complete team of pediatric specialists that includes pediatricians, social workers, developmental specialists, dietitians and child life specialists, who work with children and families to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and disability. If your child has complex needs, a case manager will help coordinate care.
  • We partner with well-known medical centers, such as Children’s Minnesota and Gillette Children’s, so your child can stay closer to home for pediatric specialty care.
  • We have a modern neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) that provides high quality care to newborns.
  • Access to a full range of specialized pediatric services, including allergy/asthma, behavioral health, cardiology, cancer and blood disorders, genetic counseling, infant and child development, neurology, palliative care, rehabilitation, sleep, surgery and urology.
  • Our exceptional quality is reflected with Magnet status, an award given to hospitals that meet high standards for nursing.
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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

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"We’ve never had a problem,” said Adrianna. “The care we’ve received in St. Cloud feels like an extension of Children’s."
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