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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

St. Cloud Hospital Nurses Receive DAISY Awards

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud Hospital recognizes its extraordinary nurses each year with DAISY awards, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence nurses bring to their patients every day. Honorees were nominated by their co-workers, patients and patients’ families. This year, 11 nurses were selected for the award and were honored during Nurses Week in May.

The 2014 DAISY Award Winners

  • Tina Smith, LPN, Bone & Joint Center
  • Joyce Belanger, RN, CRRN, Neuroscience/Spine/Rehab
  • Siri Spanier, BSN, RN, OCN, Coborn Cancer Center
  • Andrea Kollmann, RN, Internal Medicine/Hospitalists
  • Julie Boser, BSN, RN, Women & Children’s Center
  • Melissa Ebnet, BSN, RN, COS-C, Home Care/Hospice
  • Brandon Smith, MSN, RN, CNS, PMHCNS-BC, Behavioral Health Services
  • Vicki Winkels, LPN, Intensive Care & Surgical Care
  • Kami Petrek, BSN, RN, CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center
  • Ann Ziwicki, BSN, RN, Perioperative Services
  • Jenny Moores, RN, CEN, Emergency Trauma Center

Nominate a nurse or learn more about the DAISY award.