100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2016
President and CEO, HealthPartners
- Compensation: $2,269,798 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 3
Brainerd has led the $5.5 billion integrated hospital and health plan system since 2002. When she was named CEO, Brainerd was a cancer patient herself, leading her to prioritize coordinated care for the 22,500-employee system and its 1.5 million medical and dental plan members. The system has also successfully participated in Affordable Care Act exchanges, with 70,000 members gaining coverage through those markets.