SARTELL -- With 2014 coming to a close members of CentraCare Health couldn't be more thrilled with the direction they are going.

CentraCare Health held their 2014 Annual Report this morning (Tuesday) to highlight the success they've had this past year and look towards the future.

CEO Terry Pladson says the partnership with the Paynesville Area Health Care System and the development of the Tele-Stroke program stand out to him this year.

The Tele-Stroke program allows doctors who are not able to be with patients in person use a television screen to help diagnosis patients at other hospitals and get treatment started.

Looking ahead Pladson says growth of their programs, especially the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program, will continue to hit milestones.

CentraCare Health will also have a new CEO beginning in January. Pladson is set to retire at the end of the month with Kenneth Holmen taking his place.

Holmen officially takes over January 1st.

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