Maria Raines portrait

Maria Raines

Vice president and chief nursing officer, M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center and Masonic Children’s Hospital


In 2020, Maria Raines helped lead the transition of Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul from a long-term acute care facility to one of the nation’s first hospitals dedicated entirely to COVID-19 care—and she did so in less than two weeks. The model at Bethesda included interdisciplinary research teams, developing new patient care methods, and disseminating innovative treatment methods throughout the

M Health Fairview system. The care model that Raines helped develop led to Bethesda Hospital’s ICU patient survival rate exceeding many other hospitals around the world.