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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

Diane Buschena-Brenna

Vice President, Ambulatory Care Division

Diane Buschena-BrennaDiane Buschena-Brenna joined CentraCare in 2000. She has served as the Director of CentraCare Health Plaza, Surgery Center, Family Health Center, Residency, Urgency Center, Vascular Center, Emergency Services and is currently serving as the Vice President of Operations for the Ambulatory Care Division. Prior to joining CentraCare, she worked for Veteran Affairs Medical Centers in South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota for 14 years as a Registered Nurse, unit manager of medical and mental health units and in medical center administration.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master of Business Administration from St. Cloud State University. Diane is a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Great River Rotary.

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