Thank you to those who attended the 2016 Leaders in Health Care celebration!
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About the event:
Minnesota Business magazine aims to honor those who lead, and as the state of Minnesota leads the health care industry, we are excited to recognize its health care leaders. These leaders are recognized as an individual or a company that has supported and accelerated the regional health care industry through business growth in the medical field, corporate philanthropy and workplace innovations. A celebratory event was held on October 27, 2016 in the Twin Cities.
2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards
2016 Leaders in Health Care - Quality Care
2016 Leaders in Health Care - Leadership
Interior Design or Architecture Award
Awarded to a health care facility that has created a building or space that notably enhances the patient and employee experience.
Winner: University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Finalist: University of Minnesota Health
Employee Wellness Program Award
Awarded to an organization in any industry that has implemented a significant wellness program to promote the health and well-being of its employees through notable programs and benefits.
Health Care Practitioner Award
Awarded to an individual who has operated at an exceptional level in their field of practice.
Winner: Dr. Laura Gandrud, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Children’s Minnesota
Finalist: Priya Verghese, M.D., MPH, Pediatric Nephrologist, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Finalist: Steve Claypool, VP of Clinical Development, Wolters Kluwer
Emerging Leader Award
Awarded to a health care professional (practitioner/administrator) under the age of 40 who has already demonstrated remarkable achievements and shows great promise for the future.
Winner: Drew Zinkel, MD, Medical Director and Associate Medical Director for Health Plan Quality, HealthPartners
Finalist: Dr. Jewelia Wagner, Ob-Gyn, Clinic Sofia
Finalist: Thompson Aderinkomi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RetraceHealth
Health Care Executive Award
Awarded to an executive of a Minnesota-based health care company who has demonstrated personal excellence in industry advocacy, educational efforts, philanthropy, patient care, and employee culture.
Winner: Sarah Stoesz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD
Finalist: Andrea Walsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, HealthPartners
Finalist: Grace Tangjerd Schmitt, President, Guild Incorporated