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Our Staff

Our staff consists of Catholic priests, Protestant pastors, lay chaplains and a Spiritual Care Liaison from the Muslim community who visit patients and respond to referrals from patients, nurses, physicians and other staff. The majority of our staff are certified through either the National Association of Catholic Chaplains or the Association of Professional Chaplains.

We are available to listen, to reflect, and to offer prayer and support as part of the healing process for our patients and their families. A Catholic priest is available to administer the Sacrament of the Sick and Reconciliation.

Spiritual Care volunteers are assigned throughout the hospital to visit patients, and offer spiritual support, prayer, and Holy Communion daily to patients and family members.

Parish Nurses

Parish Nursing is the specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health. Parish nursing focuses on health promotion within the parish as a whole, a family or an individual, based on standards of care and performance outlined by the American Nurses Association. Learn more by visiting the Faith Community Nursing page.

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