Joy Plamann

Joy Plamann, DNP, MBA, RN, BC, is Senior Vice President for Central Operations and President for St. Cloud Hospital. She started her career with CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital in 1994. She has previously served in the roles of Vice President Acute Care/St. Cloud Hospital Chief Nursing Officer, Section Director, Hospital Medicine, Care Center Director, Department Director, Core Charge Nurse, Staff Development Nurse and Charge Nurse.

Plamann is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Nurses Association, the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing, and other professional organizations. Among her awards are the Spirit of Advocacy Award from the Minnesota Hospital Association and the Emerging Leader in Health Care Award from the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST. She currently is serving on the Quiet Oaks Hospice House Board and is the Co-Chair of the Leaders in Giving Cabinet for the United Way.

Plamann received her BSN from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a HealthCare MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Health System and Executive Leadership.

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