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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 names VP of Philanthropy and Community

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – Brad Konkler has accepted the position of CentraCare Health Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Health. He will begin on Oct. 12.

Since 2010, Brad has served as Vice President and Director of Development at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, Minn. Prior to this, he was Director of Major Gifts at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. “CentraCare Health has a long history of engaging with our community,” said Ken Holmen, MD, CentraCare’s president and CEO. “Brad’s extensive experience in fundraising and community relations will help us further strengthen our relationships with residents of Central Minnesota. He is an excellent addition to our executive team.” 

Konkler has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a master of arts management degree from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. He is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Minnesota Planned Giving Council and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.