St. Cloud Hospital to expand Guest House

A gift by Benedict and Dorothy Gorecki of Milaca begins the process of expanding the St. Cloud Hospital Gorecki Guest House.

Located across the street from the St. Cloud Hospital, the Gorecki Guest House welcomes patients and family members who are receiving medical care in the St. Cloud community. The house offers a comfortable, homelike atmosphere that allows families the opportunity to stay close to their loved ones. The Goreckis’ lead $1-million donation in 2008 helped to build the Guest House.

“It serves a great purpose,” Benedict said.

The couple has spent time at the Guest House visiting with the people who stay there. “We like the people we’ve met at the Guest House. It’s been one of our most rewarding gifts.”

The guest house will expand from 12 guest rooms to 28. Since opening on June 15, 2009, the Gorecki Guest House has served more than 8,600 guests from 83 counties in Minnesota as well as guests from Canada, England, France, Kenya and Spain.

“We are excited to be able to open our doors to more guests who need a place to stay,” said Sally Allen, Gorecki Guest House specialist. “There are many nights where we are turning away more than a dozen families.”

With the expansion, the Gorecki Guest House can serve more families in need, and have the ability to accommodate families immediately upon request and extend registration hours to accommodate families who arrive later in the evening.

To learn more about the Gorecki Guest House, visit centracare.com.

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