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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 Nursing Research and Scholarly Activity Awards

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

The St. Cloud Hospital Nursing Research Committee announces the recipients of the ninth annual Nursing Research and Scholarly Activity Awards. These awards are given to recognize nursing accomplishment in research and evidence-based practice. Recipients are selected from nominees that are current nursing employees or affiliated students and faculty members meeting the specific award criteria. The awards were given at the St. Cloud Hospital Nurses’ Week breakfast on May 8, 2014. The work of the following nurses is commended.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Practice or Nursing Research Mary Weis, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CNOR, CRNFA – Coborn Cancer Center
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Application of Evidence-Based Practice Katie Schulz, MS, RN, OCN, CHPN – Medical Unit 1 Nurse Educator
  • Outstanding Achievement in Use of Evidence in Nursing Practice Sara Revier, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN – Palliative Care
  • Outstanding Achievement in Use of Evidence in Nursing Management Jane Vortherms, MHA, BSN, RN, OCN – Coborn Cancer Center
  • Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship Joy Plamann, MBA, BSN, RN, BC – Medicine Care Center Director
  • Outstanding Achievement in Use of Evidence in Patient Education Katie Schulz, MS, RN, OCN, CHPN – Medical Unit 1 Nurse Educator
  • Next Generation Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Practice or Nursing Research Judy Jenson, BSN, RN – Chemo Infusion & Cancer Research – Coborn Cancer Center
  • Nursing Research Publication Award Nikki Laudenbach, MSN, RN, Clinical Utilization & Public Reporting Leigh Klaverkamp, BSN, RN, formerly Childrens Center, currently Quality Resources Carie Braun, PhD, RN, CSB/SJU Nursing Department Chair Sigrid Hedman-Dennis, MS, RN, CNS, CSB/SJU Associate Professor
  • Outstanding Nursing Student in Evidence-Based Practice Bonnie Rozycki, BSN, RN, BC – Medical Unit 1, Master’s student at Capella University
  • Outstanding Support to Enhance the Process of Evidence-Based Practice or Nursing Research Jean Beckel, DNP, MPH, RN, CNML – Intensive Care/Surgical Care & Clinical Practice

Congratulations to the Nurses’ Week Poster Contest Winners

  • Category: Research 
    Penny Beattie, DNP, RN, MBA, NE-BC 
    Women & Children’s Center
    “Performance Expectations of New Managers: A Comparison”
  • Category: Evidence-Based Practice 
    Melissa Fradette, MSN, RN,CCRN 
    Intensive Care Unit 
    “Glucometer Practice Change”
  • Category: Performance Improvement 
    Mary Leyk, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, Bone & Joint 
    Katie Schulz, MSN, RN, OCN, CHPN, Med 1 
    Naomi Schneider, MBA, BSN, RN, ONC, Bone & Joint 
    Bonnie Rozycki, BA, RN-BC, Med 1 
    “Tipping the Sacred Cow: Hospital-wide Implementation of Bedside Report”
  • Category: Education/Innovation 
    Kim Schuster, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Patient Care Support 
    Amy Gorecki, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Patient Care Support 
    Jennifer Burris, MA,RN, ACNS-BCMedicine Care Center 
    “Nursing Skin Integrity Guidelines: A New Approach to Skin Care”