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Caduceus Society

Each of us has a stake in the quality of medical care and facilities available in our community especially during times of crisis. Our area medical providers are there for us, too, and have committed to helping our hospitals deliver the highest quality medical care.

The Caduceus Society is a philanthropic guild of CentraCare Health Foundation open to Central Minnesota practicing and retired medical staff who make a gift to support the Foundation’s mission of improving health and health care.

Active Caduceus Society members

Members achieve active standing by contributing to the CentraCare Health Foundation Caduceus Society during the current calendar year.

Dr. Nelson L. & Charisse A. Adamson
Dr. Oluade A. & Adeyoola A. Ajayi
Drs. Stacia Anderson & Matthew Hwang
Dr. Richard & Michaela Backes
Dr. Christopher K. & Johanna Balkany
Dr. Burton R. & Evelyn H. Bancroft
Dr. & Mrs. Dante and Jaimie Beretta
Dr. Joseph M. & Patty Blonski
Drs. Steven H. & Barbara J. Bollinger
Dr. Stephen M. & Bonnie Bologna
Dr. Philip F. & Kristine Boyle
Dr. Frank T. & Alice L. Brown
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. & Paulette M. Como
Tammi Congdon, MD
Dr. Stephen P. & Beth Cragle
Dr. Thomas L. & Mary M. Cress
Bradley A. & Jessica D. Curtis
Drs. Arihant Dalal & Shweta Sharma
Dr. Eileen H. & Brian H. Dauer
Dr. Luther (+) & K. Julie Aronson Dehnel
Dr. Paul J. & Joanne E. Dorsher
Dr. Craig M. & Jennifer Doschadis
Dr. Marc A. & Teresa M. Dvoracek
Dr. Rene & Milady Eldidy
Dr. Ronald L. & Marsha D. Elg
Dr. Dahlia Elkadi
Dr. Fred J. & Lynn Engman
Dr. Jason & Debra Erickson
Dr. Sherrie Erickson-Birkedahl & Lawrence Birkedahl
Drs. Alan D. & Adella Espelien
Dr. Kelly B. & Neil C. Fandel
Drs. Daniel & Debra Ferraro
Drs. Stephen M. & Bonnie P. Fines
Dr. Michael C. & Kendra Flanagan
Dr. John H. & Jeanne M. Geiser
Dr. Winn & Denise Gregory
Drs. Ronald D. & Michelle Hanson
Drs. Chad A. & Sheri Haroldson
Dr. Richard W. & Patricia Hart
Dr. Mark D. & Joanne C. Hauge
Dr. Kevin S. & Carol Holton
Dr. Allen & Laura Horn
Drs. Weining Hu & Yi Zheng
Dr. Dwight E. & Audrey C. Jaeger
Drs. Richard & Merryn R. Jolkovsky
Dr. Donald J. Jurgens
Dr. Gerald L. & Karen Jurgens
Dr. Brian R. & Bonnie J. Kay
Dr. David A. & Susan M. Kroska
Dr. Patrick M. & Debra S. Lalley
Dr. Srilakshmi Lankireddy & Vamsi Dwaram
Dr. Thomas W. & Deanne Leither
Dr. Kurt R. & Cindy Lemke
Dr. Girum Lemma & Wuby Akalu
Dr. Stephen & Debbie Leslie
Dr. David R. & Gretchen Lindgren
Dr. John Mahowald & Donna Kuhl
Dr. Andrew & Sarah Maloney
Dr. Creston M. Martin
Dr. Edward & William Martin-Chaffee
Dr. John & Joyce Matsuura
Dr. Mark & Ronda Matthias
Drs. Eric T. & Lynn M. McFarling
Dr. Cindy Jensen Melloy & Thomas P. Melloy
Joel Miron, M.D.
George & Mary Kay Morris
Steven & Barbara Mulawka
Dr. Thomas J. & Kathleen Nardi
Dr. Ravikanth Nathani & Kanthi Yalamanchicl
Dr. Thomas John & Elaine M. Newton
Dr. Sara J. & Lucas D. Olmanson
Dr. Troy & Sandra Payne
Dr. Marilyn Peitso & Peder Hegland
Drs. Theodore A. & Jane M. Peterson
Dr. Terence & Sue Pladson
Kirk Ramin, MD
Dr. Deborah Rasmussen
Steve & Chris Reichl
Dr. Nathaniel & Valerie Reuter
Dr. Nicholas & Bernice Reuter
Dr. William (+) & Millie Rice
Dr. David J. & Susan M. Roberts
Jessie L.K. Roske MD
Dr. Thomas J. & Cheryl J.K. Satre
Dr. Robert J. & Judy Scheuerell
Melanie & Christian Schmidt
Dr. John M. & Amy Schmitz
Dr. George E. & Jeanie F. Schoephoerster
Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
Dr. Timothy N. & Amy Schuchard
Drs. Kurt & Mary Schwieters
Todd & Lisa Severnak
Dr. Greg & Laura Sherr
Dr. Joel C. & Susan Shobe
Dr. David L. & Jill Smith
Dr. J. Weston & Marilyn C. Smith
Drs. Kevin Smith & Angelina Ausban
Dr. Stephen (+) & Mary Sommers
Drs. Robert E. Stocker & Catherine A. Matuska
Dr. Wesley J. & Jean A. Streed
Drs. Dale J. Minnerath & Sylvia R. Sundberg
Dr. Fareed Suri & Aqsa Nadeem
Dr. Jessica & Andy Swartout
Dr. Kevin & Linda Switzer
Dr. Tracey B. Thompson
Drs. David & Janet Tilstra
Dr. Theodore O. & Andrea B. Truitt
Dr. Hilary I. & Lilyan Ufearo
Dr. Paul E. Van Gorp & Roberta M. Knutson
Dr. Philip H. & Kay VanderStoep
Dr. Timothy & Valerie Vedder
Dr. Dove D. & Tracey L. Watkin
Drs. Christopher Widstrom & Sharon Ruggiero
Dr. Darin D. & Katy Willardsen
Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne
Dr. Mohamed S. Yassin
Dr. Randall J. & Molly Zimmerman
Dr. Patrick & Penny ZookDr. Nelson L. & Charisse A. Adamson
Dr. Oluade A. & Adeyoola A. Ajayi
Drs. Stacia Anderson & Matthew Hwang
Dr. Richard & Michaela Backes
Dr. Christopher K. & Johanna Balkany
Dr. Burton R. & Evelyn H. Bancroft
Dr. & Mrs. Dante and Jaimie Beretta
Dr. Joseph M. & Patty Blonski
Drs. Steven H. & Barbara J. Bollinger
Dr. Stephen M. & Bonnie Bologna
Dr. Philip F. & Kristine Boyle
Dr. Frank T. & Alice L. Brown
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. & Paulette M. Como
Tammi Congdon, MD
Dr. Stephen P. & Beth Cragle
Dr. Thomas L. & Mary M. Cress
Bradley A. & Jessica D. Curtis
Drs. Arihant Dalal & Shweta Sharma
Dr. Eileen H. & Brian H. Dauer
Dr. Luther (+) & K. Julie Aronson Dehnel
Dr. Paul J. & Joanne E. Dorsher
Dr. Craig M. & Jennifer Doschadis
Dr. Marc A. & Teresa M. Dvoracek
Dr. Rene & Milady Eldidy
Dr. Ronald L. & Marsha D. Elg
Dr. Dahlia Elkadi
Dr. Fred J. & Lynn Engman
Dr. Jason & Debra Erickson
Dr. Sherrie Erickson-Birkedahl & Lawrence Birkedahl
Drs. Alan D. & Adella Espelien
Dr. Kelly B. & Neil C. Fandel
Drs. Daniel & Debra Ferraro
Drs. Stephen M. & Bonnie P. Fines
Dr. Michael C. & Kendra Flanagan
Dr. John H. & Jeanne M. Geiser
Dr. Winn & Denise Gregory
Drs. Ronald D. & Michelle Hanson
Drs. Chad A. & Sheri Haroldson
Dr. Richard W. & Patricia Hart
Dr. Mark D. & Joanne C. Hauge
Dr. Kevin S. & Carol Holton
Dr. Allen & Laura Horn
Drs. Weining Hu & Yi Zheng
Dr. Dwight E. & Audrey C. Jaeger
Drs. Richard & Merryn R. Jolkovsky
Dr. Donald J. Jurgens
Dr. Gerald L. & Karen Jurgens
Dr. Brian R. & Bonnie J. Kay
Dr. David A. & Susan M. Kroska
Dr. Patrick M. & Debra S. Lalley
Dr. Srilakshmi Lankireddy & Vamsi Dwaram
Dr. Thomas W. & Deanne Leither
Dr. Kurt R. & Cindy Lemke
Dr. Girum Lemma & Wuby Akalu
Dr. Stephen & Debbie Leslie
Dr. David R. & Gretchen Lindgren
Dr. John Mahowald & Donna Kuhl
Dr. Andrew & Sarah Maloney
Dr. Creston M. Martin
Dr. Edward & William Martin-Chaffee
Dr. John & Joyce Matsuura
Dr. Mark & Ronda Matthias
Drs. Eric T. & Lynn M. McFarling
Dr. Cindy Jensen Melloy & Thomas P. Melloy
Joel Miron, M.D.
George & Mary Kay Morris
Steven & Barbara Mulawka
Dr. Thomas J. & Kathleen Nardi
Dr. Ravikanth Nathani & Kanthi Yalamanchicl
Dr. Thomas John & Elaine M. Newton
Dr. Sara J. & Lucas D. Olmanson
Dr. Troy & Sandra Payne
Dr. Marilyn Peitso & Peder Hegland
Drs. Theodore A. & Jane M. Peterson
Dr. Terence & Sue Pladson
Kirk Ramin, MD
Dr. Deborah Rasmussen
Steve & Chris Reichl
Dr. Nathaniel & Valerie Reuter
Dr. Nicholas & Bernice Reuter
Dr. William (+) & Millie Rice
Dr. David J. & Susan M. Roberts
Jessie L.K. Roske MD
Dr. Thomas J. & Cheryl J.K. Satre
Dr. Robert J. & Judy Scheuerell
Melanie & Christian Schmidt
Dr. John M. & Amy Schmitz
Dr. George E. & Jeanie F. Schoephoerster
Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
Dr. Timothy N. & Amy Schuchard
Drs. Kurt & Mary Schwieters
Todd & Lisa Severnak
Dr. Greg & Laura Sherr
Dr. Joel C. & Susan Shobe
Dr. David L. & Jill Smith
Dr. J. Weston & Marilyn C. Smith
Drs. Kevin Smith & Angelina Ausban
Dr. Stephen (+) & Mary Sommers
Drs. Robert E. Stocker & Catherine A. Matuska
Dr. Wesley J. & Jean A. Streed
Drs. Dale J. Minnerath & Sylvia R. Sundberg
Dr. Fareed Suri & Aqsa Nadeem
Dr. Jessica & Andy Swartout
Dr. Kevin & Linda Switzer
Dr. Tracey B. Thompson
Drs. David & Janet Tilstra
Dr. Theodore O. & Andrea B. Truitt
Dr. Hilary I. & Lilyan Ufearo
Dr. Paul E. Van Gorp & Roberta M. Knutson
Dr. Philip H. & Kay VanderStoep
Dr. Timothy & Valerie Vedder
Dr. Dove D. & Tracey L. Watkin
Drs. Christopher Widstrom & Sharon Ruggiero
Dr. Darin D. & Katy Willardsen
Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne
Dr. Mohamed S. Yassin
Dr. Randall J. & Molly Zimmerman
Dr. Patrick & Penny Zook

Deceased (+)

List as of June 30, 2015

Legacy Caduceus Society members 

Legacy standing is achieved once a Caduceus Society member has cumulatively given $10,000 or more. Gifts may be expendable or endowed and may be paid immediately or as a pledge payment over a five-year period.

Dr. Oluade A. & Adeyoola A. Ajayi
Dr. Hani S. & Majedah Alkhatib
Drs. Stacia Anderson & Matthew Hwang
Drs. Robert Ang & Belen Dy
Dr. Richard & Michaela Backes
Dr. Burton & Evelyn Bancroft
Dr. Joseph M. & Patty Blonski
Drs. Steven H. & Barbara J. Bollinger
Dr. Stephen M. & Bonnie Bologna
Dr. Jon C. & Barb Bowar
Dr. Philip F. & Kristine Boyle
Dr. Bryan J. & Kirsten H. Brindley
Dr. Frank T. & Alice L. Brown
Dr. Dennis & Jeanne Carreras
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. & Paulette M. Como
Dr. Stephen P. & Beth Cragle
Dr. Thomas L. & Mary M. Cress
Dr. Robert (+) & Patricia Cumming
Dr. Eileen H. & Brian H. Dauer
Dr. Luther(+) & K. Julie Aronson Dehnel
Dr. Michael J. & Roberta L. Dorle
Dr. Paul J. & Joanne E. Dorsher
Dr. Craig M. & Jennifer Doschadis
Dr. Ann Dunnigan
Dr. Charles Ehlen
Dr. Rene & Milady Eldidy
Dr. Walter N. & Trecia Ann Ellis
Dr. Fred J. & Lynn Engman
Dr. Hans H. & Sharon L. Engman
Dr. Jason & Debra Erickson
Dr. Kelly B. & Neil C. Fandel
Drs. Daniel & Debra Ferraro
Dr. Michael C. & Kendra Flanagan
Dr. John H. & Jeanne M. Geiser
Drs. Jeffrey S. & Terri T. Gerdes
Dr. Winn & Denise Gregory
Dr. Albert S. & Janice Hammond
Drs. Ronald D. & Michelle Hanson
Drs. Chad A. & Sheri Haroldson
Dr. Richard W. & Patricia Hart
Dr. Mark D. & Joanne C. Hauge
Drs. H. Thomas (+) & Kathleen Hobday
Dr. Mark D. & Susan Osaki Holm
Dr. Ken & Linda Holmen
Dr. Allen & Laura Horn
Drs. Weining Hu & Yi Zheng
Dr. Scot W. & Gretchen Hutton
Dr. Dwight E. & Audrey C. Jaeger
Dr. Craig M. & LuAnne Johnson
Drs. Richard & Merryn R. Jolkovsky
Dr. James L. & Mary Jost
Dr. Donald J. Jurgens
Dr. Gerald L. & Karen Jurgens
Dr. Barbi Kaplan-Frenkel & Theodor Frenkel
Drs. Jerome P. & Mary U. Keating
Dr. Robert J. & Joanne Keck
Dr. James (+) & June Kelly
Dr. Todd M. & Laura Kor
Dr. David A. & Susan M. Kroska
Dr. Barry A. & Leslie Labine
Dr. John M. & Nancy Lacika
Dr. Patrick & Debra Lalley
Dr. Henri P. & Patricia Lanctin
Dr. Lanse C. & Livia Lang
Dr. Theresa M. & John Lau
Dr. Elaina Lee
Dr. Thomas W. & Deanne Leither
Dr. Girum Lemma & Wuby Akalu
Dr. Douglas R. & Taimi T. Liepert
Dr. David R. & Gretchen Lindgren
Dr. James W. & Vicki Lundeen
Dr. Todd D. & Sarah Magnuson
Dr. John Mahowald & Donna Kuhl
Dr. Creston M. Martin
Dr. Edward & William Martin-Chaffee
Dr. Mark J. & Lisa B. Martone
Dr. John & Joyce Matsuura
Dr. Mark & Ronda Matthias
Drs. Eric T. & Lynn M. McFarling
Dr. Cindy Jensen Melloy & Thomas P. Melloy
Dr. Simon & Renee Milstein
Drs. Dale J. Minnerath & Sylvia R. Sundberg
Dr. Andre' L. & Lakisha Mitchell
Dr. Chris & Denise Moellentine
Dr. Paul T. & Nancy E. Moran
Dr. Tracy E. Napp
Dr. Frank P. & Tracy Nellans
Dr. Peter & Laurie Nelson
Dr. Joseph P. & Veronica Nessler
Drs. Hoang Nguyen & Nhan Quyen
Dr. Troy & Sandra Payne
Drs. Theodore A. & Jane M. Peterson
Dr. Brett A. & Jonathan Pinkerton
Dr. Terence & Sue Pladson
Dr. Jodi K. Regan & Dean Moritz
Dr. John R. & Kathryn A. Reisinger
Dr. Nathaniel & Valerie Reuter
Dr. Nicholas & Bernice Reuter
Dr. William (+) & Millie Rice
Dr. David J. & Susan M. Roberts
Dr. Thomas J. & Cheryl J.K. Satre
Dr. John M. & Amy Schmitz
Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
Dr. Timothy N. & Amy Schuchard
Dr. Tereasa & Eric Simonson
Dr. David L. & Jill Smith
Drs. Kevin Smith & Angelina Ausban
Dr. Stephen (+) & Mary Sommers
Dr. Joel P. & Jenny Spalding
Drs. Kim & Chad Spaulding
Dr. Michael & Nina Steil
Dr. Mary A. Stiles
Drs. Robert E. Stocker & Catherine A. Matuska
Dr. Wesley J. & Jean A. Streed
Dr. Janelle K. & Terry D. Strom
Dr. Pradub & Rampai Sukhum
Dr. Read & Tammy Sulik
Dr. Fareed Suri & Aqsa Nadeem
Dr. Jessica & Andy Swartout
Dr. Kevin & Linda Switzer
Dr. John Teskey & Kathleen Mahon
Dr. Tracey B. Thompson
Dr. Daniel J. & Julie S. Tiede
Drs. David & Janet Tilstra
Dr. Theodore O. & Andrea B. Truitt
Dr. Hilary I. & Lilyan Ufearo
Dr. Paul E. Van Gorp & Roberta M. Knutson
Dr. Philip H. & Kay VanderStoep
Dr. Roderick D. & Amy Vansurksum
Dr. Timothy & Valerie Vedder
Dr. Dove D. & Tracey L. Watkin
Dr. Daniel J. & Judy A. Whitlock
Dr. Darin D. & Katy Willardsen
Dr. Harold E. & Shirley Windschitl
Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne
Dr. Mohamed S. Yassin

Deceased (+)

List as of June 30, 2015

Caduceus Award recipient

Dr. Kroska receives 2015 Caduceus Award

Dr. Kroska

CentraCare Clinic Obstetrician/Gynecologist David Kroska, MD, was honored with the 2015 Caduceus Award. This annual award, presented by the Caduceus Society, recognizes the outstanding work of Central Minnesota physicians who exhibit humanitarian medical efforts locally or around the world.

Dr. Kroska has been a physician in the St. Cloud area for 34 years and founded the L.I.F.E. (Lifestyle, Food & Exercise) Program in 2006. Thanks to Dr. Kroska’s leadership and commitment, the L.I.F.E. Program continues to provide extensive education on diet, exercise and nutrition, as well as practical and behavioral aspects of a healthy lifestyle. According to Dr. Kroska, he sees this program as the future of medicine. “The L.I.F.E. Program helps participants improve their health, prevent disease and extend their lifespan. This contributes to overall community health and wellness.” As a result of his work with the L.I.F.E. Program, he was the 2012 recipient of the Central Minnesota Sustainability Award, among other accolades. Professionally, he has served in numerous leadership positions with CentraCare Health, including serving as chair of OB/GYN and Perinatal departments.

According to CentraCare Clinic Obstetrician/Gynecologist Stacia Anderson, MD, “it is not surprising that Dr. Kroska has won this year’s Caduceus award. He is an important member and leader of our CentraCare OB/GYN team. He directs our Reproductive Medicine program and as part of that has developed CentraCare’s L.I.F.E. program. He is a thoughtful, genuine and truly caring person. He knows everything from Polish, to ACME tomatoes, to DaVinci surgery to the safe delivery of babies. We all benefit and learn from working with him.”

Dr. Kroska participates in charitable medical efforts, such as medical aid trips to Guatemala, and is passionate about community wellness and sustainability efforts. He is a long-time organic gardener and enjoys growing a variety of plants including tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.

He has presented to local parishes on lifestyle and wellness topics and is a merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts. He also is involved with the Avon Hills Initiative, which has a focus on land conservation and renewability.

Past Caduceus Award recipients

Dr. Van Gorp receives 2014 Caduceus Award

Dr. Van GorpFamily Medicine Physician Paul Van Gorp, M.D., was selected as this year’s recipient of the Caduceus Award, which recognizes the outstanding work of Central Minnesota physicians who exhibit exceptional humanitarian medical efforts locally or around the world.

As a physician in Long Prairie for 38 years, Dr. Van Gorp was instrumental in developing the Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) Program beginning in 1993. The CALS course is designed to help care providers in rural and remote sites, with limited specialty and technological support, improve quality of care when life-threatening medical emergencies occur. Training was developed for whole teams to be confident and competent to deal with trauma situations that may not be encountered often. CentraCare Health – Long Prairie became the first accredited CALS Hospital.

Dr. Leither received 2013 Caduceus Award

CentraCare Health Foundation honored Thomas Leither, MD, recipient of the 2013 Caduceus Award for his dedication to improve health care and community service.

Dr. Leither, a nephrologist at CentraCare Clinic - River Campus, has served the St. Cloud community for 28 years. Dr. Leither started CentraCare Kidney program where he now serves as medical director. He serves on the CentraCare Health Board of Directors and is the chair of the CentraCare Clinic Board of Directors. As a member of the CentraCare Health Quality Improvement Committee, Dr. Leither promotes quality in the organization and advocates for prevention. He gives of himself from mission work in Honduras to developing a community garden at CentraCare Health Plaza through the Central Minnesota Sustainability Program.

Dr. Leither is proud to have raised three sons with his wife, Deanne.

Caduceus From left: St. Cloud Hospital President Craig Broman, MHA, FACHE; Caduceus Society Chair Stacia Anderson, MD; CentraCare Health President Terry Pladson, MD, MBA; Nephrologist Tom Leither, MD; and Vice President of Development Mark Larkin, CFRE. 

Contact the Foundation

Feel free to email foundation@centracare.com or call 800-835-6652, ext. 52810. Get Directions.

Mailing address:

CentraCare Health Foundation
1406 Sixth Ave N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901