Notable Heroes in Health Care 2020

TCB’s Notable Heroes in Health Care are doctors, nurses, directors, CEOs, diversity officers, and medical advisors, among others. They represent large hospital systems, private practices, insurance and pharmacy care companies, and more. They serve on the front lines and behind the scenes, fighting Covid-19 and working to keep Minnesotans as healthy as possible.

METHODOLOGY: The individuals featured did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials. This list is not comprehensive. It includes only people who were nominated and accepted after editorial review. To qualify for this list, individuals must be serving in a C-suite or senior-level administrative or clinical role in Minnesota, have at least five years experience in health care, and have shown the ability to create significant, positive, and measurable results in their field.

To nominate and see the complete list of upcoming categories, click here.

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Dr. Mark Sannes

Dr. Mark Sannes

Senior medical director of specialty services/infectious disease specialist, HealthPartners
When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Dr. Mark Sannes helped lead the HealthPartners team of more than 26,000 in Minnesota and Wisconsin by tracking ever-changing information about Covid-19 from across the
Dr. David Schultz

Dr. David Schultz

Founder/CEO, Nura Pain Clinics
As the Covid-19 pandemic forced at-risk individuals into isolation in March, Dr. David Schultz determined that Nura Pain Clinics, with locations in Edina and Coon Rapids, would focus its mobile
Jill Seward

Jill Seward

Executive director of nursing/chief nursing officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
When Covid-19 was looming in February, Jill Seward began coordinating preemptive measures to protect patients and staff. Her decisive leadership at the helm of Center City-based Hazelden Betty Ford’s centralized
Lisa Shannon

Lisa Shannon

President/COO, Allina Health
Lisa Shannon is responsible for overseeing and integrating Allina Health’s care delivery system, including hospitals, primary and specialty care divisions and service lines, safety, quality, information services, improvement systems and
Dr. Steve Sterner

Dr. Steve Sterner

CEO, Life Link III
In November 2019, Dr. Steve Sterner transitioned from an emergency room physician at Hennepin Healthcare to CEO at air medical transportation company Life Link III. Though he was well acquainted
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
Dr. Todd Stivland

Dr. Todd Stivland

Founder/CEO, Bluestone Physician Services
For 26 years, Dr. Todd Stivland has been dedicated to transforming the way patient care is delivered. He is active in state and national health care reform, has served on
Andrea Walsh

Andrea Walsh

President/CEO, HealthPartners
Research shows that about 80 percent of what makes people live healthy lives doesn’t happen in a doctor’s office, but rather comes from lifestyle choices, healthy environments, and education. To
Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams

Attorney, Henson Efron
For more than two decades, Stuart Williams has served on numerous Minnesota health licensing boards—including pharmacy, medical practice, and nursing—as a government regulator. Williams’ contributions have had an impact on