Portrait of Patsy Stinchfield

Patsy Stinchfield

CPNP/senior director of infection prevention, Children’s Minnesota


As a renowned figure in infection prevention and a liaison representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Patsy Stinchfield was tasked with establishing a Covid-19 emergency preparedness plan for Children’s Minnesota long before the virus reached the state.

Stinchfield helped lead the organization’s Covid-19 command center, making decisions on infection prevention guidelines for various hospital operations, including testing, patient care, employee safety, and the use of personal protective equipment.