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Ingrid Cresencio, CNP,AGNP

  • About
    • Specialties: Nurse Practitioner-Gerontology Palliative Medicine
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    As a Palliative care provider, I serve as a consultant for patients with advanced, terminal or chronic medical conditions with the greatest aim that my patients understand the complexity of their situation and understand the risk and benefits of the care options available. I act to be their navigator so that the decision they make would be aligned to their values and goals that will allow them to live their best possible life.

    Why I Love my Work
    Our profession is our choice and I chose to be in this field because it gives me joy and fulfillment. All the while, I thought I am teaching my patients something, yet, I realized that I am actually learning a lot from them. As I walk them through their journey, along the way, I also find more of myself that makes me grateful of the value of every day.

    Getting to Know Me
    As an immigrant from the Philippines where Palliative care and Hospice does not exist, my personal experience drove me to strive to be better by sharing my knowledge and skills to the community. Outside of work I enjoy time with family and my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

    Education
    • College
      Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Board Certification
      Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse

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