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James E. Malkuch, CRNA

    • Specialties: Anesthesiology
    I grew up in the Willmar area and returned here to practice and raise a family in a rural setting. My wife and I stay busy raising our two kids. I enjoy music, cooking, reading, traveling, and outdoor activities including mountain and road biking, skiing, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing.
    • College
      Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    • Residency
      Critical Care Nurse Residency, University of Colorado, Medical Intensive Care, Aurora, CO
    • College
      Masters of Science in Anesthesia, Minneapolis School of Anesthesia & St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Areas Of Interest
    Regional anesthesia including central and peripheral nerve blocks for surgical and obstetrical patients, multimodal opioid sparing anesthesia techniques.
  • Certifications & Licensure
    • Board Certification in Nurse Anesthesiology
    • Basic Life Support
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Professional Memberships
    • Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health 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 helps 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