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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

Transitional Care

Helping Patients Prepare for the Return Home

It’s time to leave the hospital, but you aren’t ready to care for yourself at home. That’s what Transitional Care is for — to support patients as they recover from a variety of illnesses and surgeries between the hospital and home.

Transitional Care provides:

  • A personalized plan of care that focuses on physical, spiritual and social needs
  • Daily skilled care delivered by nurses and/or therapists
  • A familiar environment that includes activities to help the patient get back to daily living and independence

Benefits of Transitional Care

  • Transitional care offers high-quality care in a familiar setting.
  • Multidisciplinary teams prepare patients for a successful return home to help prevent re-admittance to an acute care hospital.
  • Transitional care close to home makes it easier for family and friends to attend therapy sessions where they will learn how to help the patient when he or she returns home.
  • Patient rooms are well equipped, comfortable and easily accessible.
  • Transitional Care teams consult with providers from referring acute care hospitals, should questions or concerns arise.

Transitional Care Options

CentraCare offers Transitional Care in a variety of settings. Learn more about each below.

Community Hospital-Based Transitional Care

Transitional care at your local community hospital provides an ideal place to recover, offering:

  • Care team rounds with you and your family at your bedside
  • Hospital-level nurse staffing
  • Readily available physicians
  • Hospital resources like onsite imaging, lab and emergency services
  • Full rehabilitative therapy services
  • Data-driven quality program
  • Friendly, familiar staff
  • Easy parking, location close to home
  • Connections to your local primary care provider

CentraCare - Sartell Therapy Suites

After surgery or a hospital stay, the transition back home can be difficult. CentraCare’s short-term Therapy Suites offer the personal care and private comfort you need to heal effectively and return home with confidence.

We offer cutting-edge equipment and therapies all in an amenity-rich, hotel-like environment.

We are located on the campus of CentraCare – Chateau Waters in Sartell.

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CentraCare – St. Cloud Therapy Suites

Most patients of the program come from a hospital setting and are recovering from illnesses or injuries, including:

  • Fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke
  • Multiple medical problems

Our team is dedicated to meeting your needs. We work with other professionals who have expertise in short stay care including nursing, occupational, physical and speech therapists, therapeutic recreation, nutrition, psychology and pastoral care.

We are located on the campus of CentraCare – St. Benedict’s Community in St. Cloud.

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Swing Bed Care

Swing bed care is another type of transitional care, and it is offered at several CentraCare locations.

Learn More About Swing Bed Care

Our Transitional Care Locations

We have 9 locations offering this service. Enter your zip code to find the location nearest to you.

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