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April is Donate Life Month

Donate Life MonthThe "Honoring the Gift of Life" wall pays tribute to organ, tissue and/or eye donors who gave the gifts of life and/or sight at St. Cloud Hospital. The wall, located in the north hallway on the first floor of St. Cloud Hospital, allows users to view tributes and photos of their loved ones. It also honors donors and provides education to patients, families and visitors about the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation.

One donor can touch up to 60 lives. Learn more about organ donation.

Become a donor. Register now

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Medical Mission to Haiti

Medical Mission to Haiti

Christina Biermaier, RN, CentraCare Kidney Program – Brainerd Dialysis, and Kristi Dombovy, RN, CentraCare Kidney Program – Little Falls Dialysis traveled to Haiti in October on a medical mission trip. Christina told us about their amazing experience.

Providing Comfort and Support in a Strange Environment

Providing comfort and support in a strange environment

Child Life Specialists help children and their families cope with the stress and uncertainty of acute and chronic illness, injury, trauma, disability, loss and bereavement.

For a child, going to the doctor can be a scary experience, especially when it’s an emergency or when facing a chronic illness. It also can be stressful on parents. During these times, a child life specialist can play a powerful role in easing fears and anxiety for both children and their families.

So who is a child life specialist? What do they do? CentraCare Health has two Certified Child Life Specialists, Brittany Spah and Stephanie McNaughton, and they share about their role and why they love to do what they do.

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