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CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital Honored by LifeSource as ‘Hospital Partner of the Year’

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CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital received Lifesource’s Hospital Partner of the Year Award at the Donate Life Day event on April 15 for nurturing a culture of organ, eye and tissue donation over the past year.

In 2022, St. Cloud Hospital collaborated with LifeSource to care for 19 donors and their families more than any other previous year and nearly doubling from 2021. Because of the generosity of these donors and their families:

  • 71 organs were donated
  • 59 lives were saved

In the past year, St. Cloud Hospital also had 57 tissue donors who provided healing to thousands of people and 45 eye donors who restored sight and brought better quality of life to those in need.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a LifeSource Hospital Partner of the Year. St. Cloud Hospital is blessed to have a wonderful LifeSource team and dedicated resources to support our staff, patients and their families and loved ones throughout the donation process,” said Joy Plamann, CentraCare Chief Operating Officer and St. Cloud Hospital President. “And to the patients and their families who make the decision to donate: Thank you. To give of oneself in this sacred way is truly a gift.”

The staff at St. Cloud Hospital work in collaboration with a liaison team from LifeSource that provides a daily presence at the hospital. The staff are open to providing feedback and suggestions for improvement to LifeSource in order to strengthen this partnership and meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones.

“The impact of the St. Cloud Hospital teams’ care, support and dedication will have ripples for years to come for those recipients and their families,” said Kelly White, LifeSource CEO. “Additionally, the compassion your staff have shown our donor families can help in their own grief and healing as they navigate the loss of their loved one.”

April is National Donate Life Month, a time dedicated to encouraging others to join the tissue, eye and organ donor registry; and honoring those who have saved lives through these gifts of life. To register to become an organ donor, please visit:

Caption: Joy Plamann, CentraCare Chief Operating Officer and St. Cloud Hospital President, and Kelly White, LifeSource CEO at the Donate Life Day event on Saturday, April 15.