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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

Dr. Patricia Nee Honored with Excellence Award

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – Patricia Nee, MD, a internal medicine physician at CentraCare Clinic – Health Plaza, was honored Feb. 5 with the St. Cloud Hospital Physician of Excellence award.

Those who nominated Dr. Nee for this award characterize her as compassionate and committed to doing everything she can to help her patients. She instills hope in her patients with her optimistic, caring attitude. She lives the mission by placing superior patient care at the top of everything she does. She truly enjoys working with her patients and shares an energy for the work she does. A colleague shared the following , “Dr. Nee makes everyone she interacts with feel like they are the center of her attention and the most important person she is dealing with regardless of her workload. She will take all the time you need to get your questions answered. She never makes you feel rushed as a patient or less than competent as a staff person.”Dr. Nee readily collaborates with her colleagues and shares any pertinent research and literature. She truly does her part to assist the organization to be the leaders in Minnesota for patient safety and quality improvement.

The Physician of Excellence award was created for physicians, nurses and other staff to recognize a St. Cloud Hospital Medical Staff member who has an exemplary work ethic and lives the healing mission of the St. Cloud Hospital, providing Care Above All.