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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

CentraCare Health Respiratory Therapists Honored with American Lung Association Award

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – The American Lung Association of Minnesota honored Jessica Oman and Lisa Owens with the Distinguished Service Award on Tuesday, May 6 for their outstanding work and leadership with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Support Group in St. Cloud.

Through the pulmonary rehab program and support group, adults with chronic lung disease learn how to manage their daily lives despite the obstacles they face. In 2006, the American Lung Association of Minnesota started a patient conference that continues today. Each year, Jessica and Lisa promote this educational conference to their patients and also organize a bus and chaperone the group for this trip. Last year, their “road trip” included 26 attendees! The American Lung Association of Minnesota has recognized their extra efforts and has honored them for their hard work in bettering the lives of patients!

For more information about the Pulmonary Rehab Program or support groups, call St. Cloud Hospital Respiratory Care at 320-255-5675.