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Caduceus Society

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, MD
Chair of Caduceus Society

The Caduceus Society is a philanthropic guild of our CentraCare Health 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.

According to current Caduceus Society Chair Kevin Smith, MD, “The Caduceus Society is a badge of honor for those that serve the people of Central Minnesota through their philanthropic kindness, caring efforts and love of this community.”

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 Health Foundation donor recognition event.

Caduceus Society Q&A featuring Dr. Kevin Smith

As this year’s committee chair, what does being a member of the Caduceus Society mean to you?

It means a great deal to me — this Society has a long history and amazing members.

Being a member of the Caduceus Society is about giving back to our Community. The physicians in this Society know what a great community we have, and we want to use our expertise, compassion, and funds to give back to help impact the health of the people we share our home with.

And how do the efforts of the Caduceus Society benefit patients and families?

I personally am proud of our Society that has provided support in numerous areas such as: programs for smoking cessation; bike helmet awareness and purchasing helmets for children who couldn’t afford them; and whose members have given significant time and financial support for important services and programs such as the Coborn Cancer Center, CentraCare Heart and Vascular, Clara’s House, the CentraCare Breast Center and so many more.

We also honor physicians that have gone above and beyond in their philanthropic deeds with our annual Caduceus Society Award. Previous winners have given significant time and effort in developing programs for the underserved in our community and beyond.  For example, the program to repair cleft lip and palates in central Minnesota and Guatemala, or the effort to develop a Dementia Center to help individuals and families as they deal with this relentless process that strips people of their most important memories.  And we have members that had the vision and unending resolve to create centers of excellence that we take for granted now: Scott Davis, MD, ICU; Nick Reuter, MD, and Harold Windschitl, MD, Coborn Cancer Center.  These are but a few of the gifts that Caduceus Society members have given to all of us.

Anything else you’d like to share with us about your involvement?

The Caduceus Society is a badge of honor for those that deliver care to the people of Central Minnesota through their philanthropic kindness, caring efforts, and love of this community.

Caduceus Committee

Dr. Kevin Smith
Dr. Elaina Lee
Dr. John Mahowald
Dr. Maria Mallory
Dr. Shawn McGee
Dr. Andy Mulder
Dr. Nicholas Reuter
Dr. Ted Truitt
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 Health 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. Lindsey R. Chmielewski & Selvin Gonzalez
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
Dr. Sherrie Erickson-Birkedahl & Lawrence Birkedahl
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

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

Dr. Zook receives 2017 Caduceus Award

Penny and Patrick Zook

CentraCare Clinic family physician, Patrick Zook, MD, was honored in February with the Caduceus Award. This annual award, presented by the Caduceus Society, recognizes the outstanding work of Central Minnesota physicians who exhibit humanitarian medical efforts locally or around the world.

He was a family physician at the St. Cloud Medical Group for over 30 years and retired in November 2017. Even in retirement he continues to be committed to his patients, clinic and health care in our community.

According to CentraCare Health Foundation Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Health Brad Konkler, “Dr. Zook embodies our CentraCare Health mission to provide quality care close to home. He is a caring doctor, a dedicated leader and a respected mentor. We are proud to present this award to him.”

He has served as the Chief of Staff at the St. Cloud Hospital, and has been a member of the Credentials Committee, Board of Trustees and was a leader of the Stearns-Benton Medical Society.

In 2015, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Medical Association for his dedicated leadership for medicine in the state of Minnesota. He continues to stay active and involved in his community — he has volunteered regularly at the Salvation Army and continues to work diligently to create a dementia resource center and making St. Cloud a “dementia friendly city.”

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

Contact the Foundation

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Mailing address:

CentraCare Health Foundation
1406 Sixth Ave N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901

Office address:

3001 Clearwater Road
St. Cloud, MN 56301