From Patient to RN, Ryan Junes Shares His Story
For months now, COVID-19 has been in the headlines. It’s upended normalcy at schools and businesses. And it’s also a main focus at CentraCare. But amidst the pandemic, our staff continues to provide exceptional care for all patients. Procedures are still being conducted. Broken bones still need to be fixed. And babies are still being born.

Meet Ryan Junes, RN. He recently started working at the Birth Center at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital. He feels lucky to have landed his dream job with an organization that played a role in his own health care journey as a teen.

A passion for helping people is why many of us chose our current career path. It’s that passion that has made us strong enough to weather this current storm. And it will help us come out stronger in the end.


Welcome to Jill Galassi, APRN, CNP
CentraCare Maternal-Fetal Medicine welcomes Jill Galassi, APRN, CNP, to its team. Jill is a women’s health nurse practitioner specializing in high-risk pregnancy care. “I believe in providing holistic care, where I work with people to create a personalized plan of care that promotes physical, emotional and spiritual well-being,” she said.

She attended University of Iowa to receive her BSN before continuing her education at University of Wisconsin – Madison to become a nurse practitioner.

An Iowa native, Jill spent time in Illinois and Wisconsin before putting roots down in Minnesota. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids. They like to bike, watch football and Twins baseball. She also likes to run, hike, sew and crochet.
Welcome Rachel Raab, APRN, CNP
CentraCare – St. Cloud Medical Group South welcomes Rachel Raab, APRN, CNP, to its OB/GYN team.

Rachel believes it is so important to educate women about their health and encourage them to make healthy choices for themselves and their babies. Her clinical interests include preventative medicine, prenatal care and office procedures. She attended St. Cloud State University before continuing her education at Walden University to become a nurse practitioner.

Outside of work, she likes to be outdoors, spend time with family, hike, read and listen to music.