Caduceus Society

Elaina Lee

Elaina Lee, MD
Caduceus Society Chair

The Caduceus Society is a philanthropic guild of our CentraCare Foundation open to Central Minnesota practicing and retired medical staff who make a gift to support the Foundation’s mission of improving health and health care.

As a provider, membership begins at $100 of giving. Legacy memberships begin at $10,000 of giving. Caduceus Society members are invited to La Gratitude, the annual CentraCare Foundation donor recognition event.

Caduceus Committee

  • Dr. Elaina Lee
  • Dr. John Mahowald
  • Dr. Maria Mallory
  • Dr. Shawn McGee
  • Dr. Andy Mulder
  • Dr. Nicholas Reuter
  • Dr. Kevin Smith
  • Dr. Paul Van Gorp
  • Dr. Ulrika Wigert
  • Dr. Darin Willardsen
  • Dr. Patrick Zook

Active Caduceus Society Members

Members achieve active standing by contributing to the CentraCare Foundation Caduceus Society during the current calendar year.

  • Dr. Nelson L. & Charisse A. Adamson
  • Dr. Oluade A. & Adeyoola A. Ajayi
  • Dr. Luther (+) & Julie Aronson Dehnel
  • Dr. Burton (+) & Evelyn Bancroft
  • Joe & Patty Blonski
  • Dr. Frank T. & Alice L. Brown
  • Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Cragle
  • Dr. Thomas L. & Mary M. Cress
  • Dr. Steven M. & Rhonda Kopp Danielson
  • Dr. Amy & Eric Dearking
  • Peter & Nancy Dehnel
  • Paul & Joanne Dorsher
  • Dr. Jacob & Nicole Eiler
  • Rene Eldidy, MD
  • Dr. Dahlia Elkadi
  • Drs. Alan D. & Adella Espelien
  • Dr. Kelly B. & Neil C. Fandel
  • Dr. John H. & Jeanne M. Geiser
  • Dr. Winn & Denise Gregory
  • Dr. Albert S. & Janice Hammond
  • Dr. Harrison H. Hanson
  • Dr. Patrick & Juliann Heller
  • John Hering, MD
  • Linda & Ken Holmen
  • Dr. Allen & Laura Horn
  • Dr. James R. & Kelly S. Hover
  • Dwight & Audrey Jaeger
  • Christina & Kevin Jenner
  • Dr. Rajan Jhanjee
  • Peter & Janelle Johnson
  • Dr. Donald J. Jurgens
  • Dr. Patrick M. & Debra S. Lalley
  • Dr. Srilakshmi Lankireddy & Vamsi Dwaram
  • Dr. Theresa M. & John Lau
  • Dr. Elaina Lee
  • Dr. Nathan D. & Leslie Lee
  • Dr. Danielle & Michael Leighton
  • Dr. Thomas W. & Deanne Leither
  • Dr. Girum Lemma & Wuby Akalu
  • Stephen A. Leslie, MD
  • Dr. Timothy L. & Laura Malling
  • Dr. Andrew & Sarah Maloney
  • Dr. Edward & William Martin-Chaffee
  • Mark & Ronda Matthias
  • Peter McCowan
  • Dr. Lynn M. McFarling
  • Dr. Carl M. Melling
  • Joel Miron, MD
  • Dr. Paul T. and Nancy (+) Moran
  • George & Mary Kay Morris
  • Dr. Thomas J. & Kathleen Nardi
  • Dr. Vickie Nash & Don Dewitt
  • Dr. Randy & Vicki Nelson
  • Dr. Timothy Olson
  • Marilyn Peitso, MD & Peder Hegland
  • Drs. Ted & Jane Peterson
  • Dr. Dennis L. & Denise Peterson
  • Dr. Gregory C. & Mary P. Pippert
  • Dr. Scott A. & Lisa M. Rahm
  • Dr. Deborah Rasmussen
  • Dr. Nicholas & Bernice Reuter
  • Dr. Tiffany M. & Eric A. Rickbeil
  • Dr. David J. & Susan M. Roberts
  • Jessie L.K. Roske MD
  • Drs. Brian & Susanne Rupert
  • Thomas and Cheri Satre
  • Melanie & Chris Schmidt
  • Dr. John M. & Amy Schmitz
  • Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
  • Dr. Joel C. & Susan Shobe
  • Dave & Jill Smith
  • Kevin L. Smith, MD
  • Dr. J. Weston Smith
  • Dr. Steven J. & Bethany D. Solum
  • Dr. Stephen (+) & Mary Sommers
  • Larry Strate, MD
  • Dr. Wesley J. & Jean A.(+) Streed
  • Dr. Fareed Suri & Aqsa Nadeem
  • Lola Sutherland, MD
  • Dr. Jessica & Andy Swartout
  • Kevin & Linda Switzer
  • Dr. Tracey B. Thompson
  • Drs. David & Janet Tilstra
  • Dr. Theodore & Andrea Truitt
  • Dr. Hilary I. & Lilyan U. Ufearo
  • Dr. Timothy & Valerie Vedder
  • Dr. Dove D. & Tracey L. Watkin
  • Dr. Darin D. & Katy Willardsen
  • Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne
  • Dr. Joseph & Teresa Zeleny Fund
  • Randy & Molly Zimmerman
  • Pat & Penny Zook
  • Dr. Lindsey R. Chmielewski & Selvin Gonzalez
  • Dr. Sherrie Erickson-Birkedahl & Lawrence Birkedahl

Deceased (+)

List as of June 30, 2018

Legacy Caduceus Society Members

Legacy standing is achieved once a Caduceus Society member has cumulatively given $10,000 or more. Gifts may be expendable or endowed and may be paid immediately or as a pledge payment over a five-year period.

$500,000+
Dr. Wesley J. & Jean A.(+) Streed

$250,000+
Dr. Michael C. & Kendra Flanagan
Dr. John Mahowald & Donna Kuhl
Dr. John & Joyce Matsuura
Dr. Terence & Sue Pladson

$100,000+
Dr. Luther(+) & Julie Aronson Dehnel
Dr. Paul J. & Joanne E. Dorsher
Dr. Ken & Linda Holmen
Dr. Dwight E. & Audrey C. Jaeger
Dr. Paul T. and Nancy (+) Moran
Dr. Nicholas & Bernice Reuter
Dr. Paul E. Van Gorp & Roberta M. Knutson

$50,000+
Dr. Stephen P. & Beth Cragle
Dr. Walter N. & Trecia Ann Ellis
Dr. John H. & Jeanne M. Geiser
Dr. Richard W. & Patricia Hart
Dr. Allen & Laura Horn
Drs. Richard & Merryn R. Jolkovsky
Dr. Gerald L. & Karen Jurgens
Dr. Edward & William Martin-Chaffee
Dr. Mark & Ronda Matthias
Dr. Chris & Denise Moellentine
Dr. Thomas G. & Myra Lee Schrup
Drs. David & Janet Tilstra
Dr. Daniel J. & Judy A. Whitlock
Dr. Darin D. & Katy Willardsen

$25,000+
Drs. Stacia Anderson & Matthew Hwang
Dr. Joseph M. & Patty Blonski
Dr. Stephen M. & Bonnie Bologna
Dr. Frank T. & Alice L. Brown
Dr. Eileen H. & Brian H. Dauer
Dr. Michael J. & Roberta L. Dorle
Dr. Rene & Milady Eldidy
Dr. Fred J. & Lynn Engman
Dr. Jason & Debra Erickson
Drs. Ronald D. & Michelle Hanson
Dr. Patrick & Juliann Heller
Dr. Mark D. & Susie Osaki Holm
Dr. Scot W. & Gretchen Hutton
Dr. James L. & Mary Jost
Dr. Donald J. Jurgens
Dr. David A. & Susan M. Kroska
Dr. Lanse C. & Livia Lang
Dr. Thomas W. & Deanne Leither
Dr. Douglas R. & Taimi T. Liepert
Dr. James W. & Vicki Lundeen
Dr. Todd D. & Sarah Magnuson
Dr. Eric T. McFarling
Dr. Lynn M. McFarling
Dr. Cindy Jensen Melloy & Thomas P. Melloy
Dr. John R. & Kathryn A. Reisinger
Dr. David J. & Susan M. Roberts
Dr. John M. & Amy Schmitz
Drs. Kevin Smith & Angelina Ausban
Dr. Stephen (+) & Mary Sommers
Dr. Michael & Nina Steil
Dr. Fareed Suri & Aqsa Nadeem
Dr. Jessica & Andy Swartout
Dr. Tracey B. Thompson
Dr. Theodore O. & Andrea R. Truitt
Dr. Dove D. & Tracey L. Watkin
Dr. Harold E. & Shirley Windschitl
Dr. Mohamed S. Yassin

$10,000+
Dr. Oluade A. & Adeyoola A. Ajayi
Dr. Hani S. & Majedah Alkhatib
Drs. Robert Ang & Belen Dy
Dr. Richard & Michaela Backes
Dr. Burton (+) & Evelyn Bancroft
Drs. Steven H. & Barbara J. Bollinger
Dr. Jon C. & Barb Bowar
Dr. Philip F. & Kristine Boyle
Dr. Bryan J. & Kirsten H. Brindley
Dr. Dennis & Jeanne Carreras
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. & Paulette M. Como
Dr. Thomas L. & Mary M. Cress
Dr. Robert (+) & Patricia Cumming
Dr. Amy & Eric Dearking
Drs. Kevin J. & Beth A. Donnelly
Dr. Craig M. & Jennifer Doschadis
Dr. Ann Dunnigan
Dr. Charles Ehlen
Dr. Dahlia Elkadi
Dr. Hans H. & Sharon L. Engman
Dr. Kelly B. & Neil C. Fandel
Drs. Jeffrey S. & Terri T. Gerdes
Dr. Winn & Denise Gregory
Dr. Albert S. & Janice Hammond
Drs. Chad A. & Sheri Haroldson
Dr. Mark D. & Joanne C. Hauge
Dr. John R. & Shannon M. Hering
Drs. H. Thomas (+) & Kathleen Hobday
Drs. Weining Hu & Yi Zheng
Dr. Craig M. & LuAnne Johnson
Dr. Janelle & Peter H. Johnson
Dr. Andrea Kales
Drs. Jerome P. & Mary U. Keating
Dr. Robert J. & Joanne Keck
Dr. James (+) & June Kelly
Dr. Todd M. & Laura Kor
Dr. Barry A. & Leslie Labine
Dr. John M. & Nancy Lacika
Dr. Patrick M. & Debra S. Lalley
Dr. Henri P. & Patricia Lanctin
Dr. Theresa M. & John Lau
Dr. Elaina Lee
Dr. Danielle & Michael Leighton
Dr. David R. & Gretchen Lindgren
Dr. Creston M. Martin
Dr. Mark J. & Lisa B. Martone
Dr. Simon & Renee Milstein
Drs. Dale J. Minnerath & Sylvia R. Sundberg
Dr. George & Mary Kay Morris
Dr. Tracy E. Napp
Dr. Frank P. & Tracy Nellans
Dr. Peter & Laurie Nelson
Dr. Joseph P. & Veronica Nessler
Drs. Hoang Nguyen & Nhan Quyen
Dr. Timothy Olson
Dr. Troy & Sandra Payne
Dr. Marilyn Peitso & Peder Hegland
Dr. Jamie M. & Jodi Pelzel
Drs. Theodore A. & Jane M. Peterson
Dr. Brett A. & Jonathan Pinkerton
Dr. Deborah P. & Charles G. Rasmussen
Dr. Jodi K. Regan & Dean Moritz
Dr. Nathaniel & Valerie Reuter
Dr. William (+) & Millie Rice
Drs. Brian & Susanne Rupert
Dr. Thomas J. & Cheryl J.K. Satre
Dr. Christian & Melanie Schmidt
Dr. Timothy N. & Amy Schuchard
Dr. Tereasa & Eric Simonson
Dr. David L. & Jill Smith
Dr. Joel P. & Jenny Spalding
Drs. Kim & Chad Spaulding
Dr. Mary A. Stiles
Drs. Robert E. Stocker & Catherine A. Matuska
Dr. Janelle K. & Terry D. Strom
Dr. Pradub & Rampai Sukhum
Dr. Read & Tammy Sulik
Dr. Kevin & Linda Switzer
Dr. John Teskey & Kathleen Mahon
Dr. Daniel J. & Julie S. Tiede
Dr. Hilary I. & Lilyan Ufearo
Dr. Philip H. & Kay VanderStoep
Dr. Roderick D. & Amy Vansurksum
Dr. Timothy & Valerie Vedder
Dr. Thomas L. & Judith A. Wyne

Deceased (+)

List as of June 30, 2018

Caduceus Award Recipient

Drs. Jolkovsky & Lalley receive 2018 Caduceus Award

Merryn Jolkovsky, MD, and Patrick Lalley, MD, CentraCare Health Palliative Care program, were co-honored Feb. 28 with the Caduceus Award. This award recognizes the outstanding work of Central Minnesota physicians who exhibit humanitarian medical efforts locally or around the world.

Drs. Jolkovsky and Lalley were nominated because of their advocacy for patients and families during end-of-life care in palliative medicine.

About Dr. Jolkovsky

Merryn Jolkovsky
Merryn Jolkovsky, MD
Palliative Care Medical Director
Physician Section Director
Transitions of Care
  • Joined St. Cloud Hospital in 1996 as a nephrologist
  • Leadership roles have included: Department of Medicine, Executive Committee of Medical Staff, Chief of Staff, Credentials Committee, By-laws Committee
  • Current Physician Section Director, Transitional Care
  • Current medical director for Palliative Care program
  • 2013 began advocating and developing palliative care program, became a palliative care specialist
  • Led community effort and organization of Light the Legacy, has served as Chairperson of the Board since its inception
  • Extensively involved in recent years with bringing Advanced Health Care Directives to CentraCare Health
  • Presented at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 2018 Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care: Partnering to Transform Advance Care Planning

About Dr. Lalley

Patrick Lalley
Patrick Lalley, MD
Palliative Medicine
  • Began at St. Cloud Hospital in 1979 as a family practice physician
  • Field of practice includes palliative and hospice care
  • Current medical director, Quiet Oaks
  • Former roles include: interim CEO at HealthPartners; hospice medical director, St. Cloud Hospital; medical director at Heartland Hospice & Home Care
  • Advisory board member, Prairie Drifter organic farm in Hutchinson (provides CSE shares for CentraCare Health employees)
  • Provides Grand Rounds palliative care education at the Health Plaza for Coborn Cancer Center staff
  • Co-authored article for MN Family Physician Journal on palliative care for family physicians
  • Extensive humanitarian work in Bolivia, Peru
  • Catholic Social Services board member
  • Volunteer at Quiet Oaks weekly, along with Terry Pladson, MD

Palliative Care, a physician-led service based at St. Cloud Hospital, is a medical specialty that provides patient- and family-centered care through a team approach. Palliative Care optimizes quality of life for patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of assessment, early identification and treatment of pain and other problems — physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

In appreciation for their commitment to serving patients and families, the CentraCare Health Foundation Caduceus fund will be making a $1,000 donation to the Palliative Care program in honor of Drs. Jolkovsky and Lalley.

Learn more about CentraCare Health’s Palliative Care program.

Past Caduceus Award Recipients

  • 2017 Dr. Patrick Zook
  • 2016 No award given
  • 2015 Dr. David Kroska
  • 2014 Dr. Paul Van Gorp
  • 2013 Dr. Thomas Leither
  • 2012 Dr. Richard Hart
  • 2011 Dr. Scott Davis
  • 2010 Dr. Cindy Melloy
  • 2009 Dr. Nicholas Reuter
  • 2008 Dr. Paul Dorsher
  • 2007 Drs. Gary A. Boeke & Paul W. Schultz
  • 2006 No award given
  • 2005 Drs. Paul Heath, James M. Smith, Wes Streed & Joe Wenner
  • 2004 Dr. Hans Engman
  • 2003 Dr. Harold Windschitl