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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

Stroke Care

Comprehensive, Timely Stroke Care

When you or someone you love has a stroke, fast access to the best possible stroke care is critical to minimizing its long-term effects and even preventing death. You can feel confident that the care you receive at CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center is comprehensive, truly state-of-the-art and gives the best chance for the best outcomes.

After diagnosis and treatment, we understand that adjusting to the after-effects of a stroke can be challenging for a patient as well as the family. Our compassionate staff partners with stroke survivors to help them regain their capabilities and to prevent another stroke from occurring. We also address the concerns that family members have during the days and months after a loved one has a stroke.

Why Choose CentraCare for Stroke Care?

CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital is known for its exceptional, cutting edge stroke care. Here are some of the reasons you can feel confident about the care we provide:

  • We are one of the few hospitals to perform a revolutionary and life-saving procedure called a thrombectomy, which can greatly improve the outcome of patients suffering a severe stroke.
  • The Stroke Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, meaning that CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital provides the highest level of treatment and care available for stroke patients, including advanced neuro-interventional radiology, neurosurgery and neuro-critical care services.
  • CentraCare provides real-time stroke care throughout the region with an innovative telestroke program, allowing patients experiencing a stroke to receive treatment as quickly as possible, reducing the effects of a stroke.
  • The Stroke Center has received national recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for implementing specific quality improvement measures.
  • CentraCare has the region’s first inpatient rehabilitation hospital programs to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  • The stroke team consists of specially trained physicians and certified nurses that collaborate with emergency personnel to help identify stroke and begin treatment.
  • Beyond diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, we’re dedicated to educating the community about the warning signs of stroke to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Hear it from our patient:
“It is so important to be treated as soon as possible if having a stroke,” said Kathryn, 50, who had awakened with a blinding headache a few days before her medical emergency in September 2012. Kathryn, from Annandale, made a nearly full recovery. “I don’t think it could’ve been any faster. The care at St. Cloud Hospital was excellent and having Dr. Suri’s expertise is such a blessing,” Kathryn said.

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