Portrait of Dr. Jane Rudd

Dr. Jane Rudd

Primary care division chair, Essentia Health; primary care section chair, Essentia Health-West Duluth Clinic


Dr. Jane Rudd is a family medicine physician at Essentia Health-West Duluth who led the successful launch of Essentia Health’s telemedicine platform in under three weeks at the start of Covid-19, enabling about 3,000 patients per day safe access to care. Rudd worked to overcome barriers to acceptance of the platform used by more than 1,200 primary care providers, as well as providers in about 60 specialties. She also collaborated with IT experts to expand the platform across Essentia’s three-state coverage area. Essentia Health received the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Trailblazer Award for these nation-leading efforts.