The St. Cloud area’s medical sector has experienced tremendous growth and expansion. Major clinics and a regional hospital intermix with a variety of private practices, establishing the area as a regional hub for medical care. Continuous medical advancements and enhanced facilities and amenities add to the high quality of life enjoyed in the St. Cloud area. Some of the more prominent offerings include:
St. Cloud Hospital & CentraCare Health System – Founded in 1886, St. Cloud Hospital has grown into Central Minnesota’s largest healthcare facility. It is part of CentraCare Health System, a network of five hospitals (St. Cloud, Long Prairie, Melrose, Sauk Centre and Monticello), five long-term care facilities, 11 clinics and a variety of outreach services to more than 25 communities throughout the region. The CentraCare Health System comprises nearly 7,000 employees and a medical staff of over 400 – making it the largest employer in the area.
• CentraCare was named 2012 No. 3 Best Place to Work in Minnesota, large company, by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and No. 1 in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
• Recognized as a “Top 100 Hospital” by Truven Health Analytics, a nationally recognized healthcare benchmarking program, St. Cloud Hospital is also listed as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report (2006-2012).
• The 489-bed hospital has earned Magnet Hospital designation for nursing excellence and offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services, including new, state-of-the-art operating rooms, cardiac and vascular care center, family birthing center, intensive care unit and private patient rooms.
St. Cloud Medical Group – An independent, multi-specialty, multi-site clinic, the St. Cloud Medical Group has been a trusted source for high-quality medical care in the area for more than 80 years. Expert primary care physicians and specialists are available at four locations in the area – the Northwest Campus, South Campus, Cold Spring Medical Clinic and Clearwater Clinic. Patients have access to such services as family practice, OB/GYN, surgery, pediatrics, occupational medicine, pain management and Express Care for those needing immediate attention.
HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics – Serving the St. Cloud area for more than 32 years, HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics provides medical, dental and behavioral health care, and a wide variety of specialty services including an on-site pharmacy. HealthPartners’ HealthStation Clinic offers selected treatments, screenings and vaccinations to walk-in patients at Coborn’s Superstore in Sauk Rapids.St. Cloud VA Health Care System – Since 1924, the St. Cloud VA has been providing outstanding care to American veterans from all over Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Each year more than 34,000 veterans are served through the center. Primary and specialty care; mental health services; surgical, urgent care and acute psychiatric care; telemedicine; extended care and rehabilitation; imaging; laboratory; and pharmacy services are the main programs offered through the facility. An Ambulatory Surgery (same-day) Center, providing access to additional outpatient surgical procedures, opened in 2011.
A wealth of additional health resources is available in the St. Cloud area, including clinics and practices focusing on virtually every healthcare need: dentistry, orthodontia, optometry, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, chiropractic care, nutrition and alternative health services. No matter the medical need, there is sure to be a facility nearby dedicated to providing the finest in healthcare services and programming.