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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 vice president, chief nursing officer

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Joy Plamann, MBA, RN, BC, has been named Vice President of Operations, Acute Division, for CentraCare Health, and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Cloud Hospital, effective June 6. Joy Plamann

Plamann has served in numerous nursing roles at St. Cloud Hospital since 1994. Currently, she is Section Director of Hospital Medicine for CentraCare Health. She has a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and soon will earn a doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Pittsburgh.