Kurt Martinson, MD, FACSPhysicians & Staff

Trauma Medical Director

Kurt Martinson, MD, FACS

Dr. Martinson has been with CentraCare since 2006 and became St. Cloud Hospital Trauma Director in 2009. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee of Trauma, Minnesota Chapter; Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (RTAC); Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST); and Chest Wall Injury Society (CWIS). He is also a course director for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC).
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Tami Bong, MSN, RN, CENTrauma Director
Tami Bong, MSN, RN, CEN

Tami is responsible for planning, developing, monitoring and coordinating the trauma care elements to ensure an organized multidisciplinary approach to quality care of the trauma patient. Tami has been with CentraCare since 2014. Her background is in trauma management and emergency nursing. Tami has been a certified emergency nurse since 2013.
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Bobbie Bertram, APRN, NP, CENTrauma Services Nurse Practitioner
Bobbie Bertram, APRN, NP, CEN

Bobby Bertram joined the trauma team in 2012. Her responsibilities include responding to trauma codes, managing the day-to-day care of trauma patients, assisting in discharge planning and following up with patients in the trauma clinic. Bobbie holds several certifications in the care of trauma patients. In 2016, Bobbie obtained her Masters in Business Administration and serves CentraCare as the advance practice provider clinical lead for the Specialty Care Division.
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Alan Johnson, PATrauma Services Physician Assistant
Alan Johnson, PA

Alan Johnson has nearly 30 years of combined experience in EMS as a ground and flight paramedic and Emergency Medicine provider. He is board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in emergency medicine. Alan's experience also includes more than 20 years of military service and he currently holds the rank of Major in the Minnesota Army National Guard as an aviation physician assistant.
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Melissa Hjelle, LSWInjury Prevention Specialist
Melissa Hjelle, LSW

Melissa joined the Trauma Services team in 2015 and has been with CentraCare since 2009. Melissa's passion within her role is to promote injury and trauma prevention by engaging with CentraCare patients, as well as Central Minnesota communities and residents with education and interactive activities.
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Sara Stolt, RN, BAN, CENTrauma Outreach Educator
Sara Stolt, RN, BAN, CEN

Sara is responsible for providing trauma education to facilities in Central Minnesota. She also participates in performance improvement for the CentraCare regional sites and referring sites. She joined the Trauma Services team in 2017. her background is in emergency nursing and she has been a certified emergency nurse since 2009.
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Carissa WilcoxLead Trauma Registrar
Carissa Wicox

Carissa supervises data collection for trauma patients into the trauma registries for St. Cloud and CentraCare's regional hospitals to monitor compliance. She started at CentraCare in 2012. She is chair of the Minnesota Trauma Registrars Alliance. Contact the Trauma Registrar at 320-251-2700, ext. 57208

Jennifer McLairdTrauma Registrar
Jennifer McLaird

Jennifer works within the Trauma Services department and is responsible for gathering and reporting injury information about patients who have suffered a traumatic injury. She has been with CentraCare since 2014. Contact the Trauma Registrar at 320-251-2700, ext. 57208

Christine BorkenhagenTrauma Registrar
Christine Borkenhagen

Christine is responsible for gathering and reporting the data on the patients at St. Cloud Hospital who have suffered a traumatic injury. Christine has been with CentraCare since 2010 and with the Trauma Services department since 2017. Contact the Trauma Registrar at 320-251-2700, ext. 57208

Laura WackerAdministrative Assistant
Laura Wacker

Laura is the administrative assistant to general surgery, trauma, urology, weight management and wound care. Laura has been with St. Cloud Hospital's Trauma Services department since 2016.