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Rosemary Weiser

Sartell

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Rosemary took the Parish Nurse course in Sauk Rapids, MN in June of 2012. Fr. Tim Baltes commissioned her at mass with FCNs Jackie McCann and Karen Reinholz at her side. It was a beautiful service and Fr. Tim referred to the goals of parish nursing in his homily and the Commissioning Ceremony. A reception followed with family, friends, and parishioners.

Rosemary states about her nursing career and route to becoming a parish nurse:

“My early career years were spent in St. Paul at Bethesda Hospital and St. John's Hospital, in Orthopedics. I then moved to California and took ICU/CCU courses. After my marriage I moved back to St. Paul and back to St. John's Hospital and then I came to St. Cloud Hospital, worked in the Float Pool and the Post Anesthesia Recovery until the opportunity came to work on the new electronic medical record project known as Epic. I, along with 4 others, created the preop/intraop/postop application. I did this until my retirement November 1, 2011.

I am so grateful I had the opportunity to become a Parish Nurse, it was one of those things on the proverbial "bucket list." Part of my ministry is visiting our parishioners who reside in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities, including hospice. I am so humbled and honored to be chosen for this great ministry.” Rosemary joined two other parish nurses, the Pastoral Associate and supervisor, along with an active Health & Wellness Committee.

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