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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 announces board appointments

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health announces the following appointments to the CentraCare Health Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2016.

Reappointments (three-year terms)

  • Mike Benusa, Carlson Advisors
  • Robert Stocker, MD, OB/Gyn, CentraCare Clinic
  • Joe Uphus, Managing Partner, The Mutual Fund Store

St. Cloud Hospital announces the following appointments to the St. Cloud Hospital Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2016.

New members:

  • Eileen Dauer, MD, Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon, St. Cloud Ear, Nose and Throat (three-year term)
  • Richard Jolkovsky, MD, Cardiologist, CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center (two-year term)
  • Albert (Joseph) Mercuri, MD, Hospitalist, CentraCare Health (three-year term)
  • Bob Thueringer, retired, COO Coborn’s, Inc. (three-year term)
  • Patricia Sniezek, OSB, Director of Monastic Health Services, St. Benedict’s Monastery (one-year term)
  • Lisa Helmin Foss, Associate Vice President and Associate Provost, Strategy, Planning & Effectiveness, St. Cloud State University (one-year term)

Reappointment (three-year term):

  • Bob Kovell, CPA/ABV CVA, Miller, Welle, Heiser & Co., Ltd. and self-employed consultant, d/b/a Kovell Advisory Services, LLC

CentraCare Clinic announces the following appointments to the CentraCare Clinic Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2016.

New member (three-year term):

  • Bridget Faber, Agency Partner/Director of Benefits, Mahowald Insurance Agency

Reappointments (three-year terms):

  • Don Jurgens, MD, Medical Oncologist, Coborn Cancer Center
  • Patrick Lynch, Transportation Broker, Granite Logistics Services, LLC

CentraCare Health Foundation announces the following appointments to the CentraCare Health Foundation Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2016.

New members (three-year terms):

  • Julie Esselman, Regional Development Committee Chair, CentraCare Health – Monticello
  • Andy Fritz, El Jay Plumbing and Heating
  • Nicholas Reuter, MD, Coborn Cancer Center

Reappointments (three-year terms):

  • Yvonne Kremers, Community Volunteer
  • Christy Gilleland, Gilleland Chevrolet
  • Hon. Elizabeth Hayden, retired, Senior District Court Judge
  • Mark Kranz, Community Volunteer, CentraCare Health Sauk Centre
  • Kevin Smith, MD, Regional Diagnostic Radiology

St. Benedict’s Senior Community announces the following appointments to the St. Benedict’s Senior Community Operating Committee, effective July 1, 2016.

Reappointments (three-year terms):

  • Maureen Gaedy, Mission Services Director of the Greater MN Area, Goodwill Easter Seals
  • Jacqueline Schuh, Attorney at Law