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Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

By Aurora Aguilar  |  July 14, 2018

Andrea Walsh took over as CEO in June 2017. It's been mostly smooth sailing for Walsh, but an easy start shouldn't be surprising given Walsh's 23-year tenure at HealthPartners, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Docs argue for safe-injection sites for illicit drugs in the U.S.

Docs argue for safe-injection sites for illicit drugs in the U.S.

By Harris Meyer  |  July 07, 2018

Some U.S. physicians would like hospitals to consider opening safe-injection sites on their campuses to reduce the chance of addicted patients overdosing on illicit drugs while receiving medical treatment, as two Canadian hospitals recently have done.

Why for-profit insurers are scoping out Minnesota

Why for-profit insurers are scoping out Minnesota

By Shelby Livingston  |  July 06, 2018

To some, the influx of more for-profit plans in Minnesota adds welcome competition to an already competitive market. But others are wary and cautiously watching to see if the profit motive will endanger patients.

Anthem exec Samitt named CEO of Blue Cross of Minnesota

Anthem exec Samitt named CEO of Blue Cross of Minnesota

By Shelby Livingston  |  June 29, 2018

Dr. Craig Samitt, an internal medicine physician and president of Anthem's diversified business group, will take over as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's new CEO on July 30.

Mayo Clinic's Albert Lea hospital union, management locked in labor standoff

Mayo Clinic's Albert Lea hospital union, management locked in labor standoff

By Alex Kacik  |  December 20, 2017

Unionized employees at Mayo Clinic's Albert Lea hospital in Minnesota and hospital management are locked in a labor dispute that will leave about 80 employees out of work for a week, fueling continued community backlash since Mayo decided to consolidate services at the hospital.

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