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Board committees Executive Committee
  • Serves as an advisory resource to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Coordinates and facilitates operation of the Boards, their committees, meetings and retreats
  • Assumes responsibility for other tasks specifically delegated to it by the board

Members: James Malecha, Chair; Laura Oberst, Vice Chair; Phil Donaldson, Treasurer; Ruth Mickelsen, Imm. Past Chair; Amy Langer (member-at-large); and Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD (member-at-large)

Meets five times per year.

Member Appeals Committee
  • Provides an objective, member-oriented forum for resolution of member appeals
  • Ensures that board members hear directly from members about the level of service they experience from HealthPartners
  • Based on member input, identifies improvement initiatives

Members: Susan Hoyt, Co-Chair; Rae Ann Williams, MD, Co-Chair; Thomas Brinsko; Phil Donaldson; Morris Goodwin; Luz Frias; Deborah Hopp; Amy Langer; James Malecha; Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD; Ruth Mickelsen; Laura Oberst; Sondra Samuels; and Brad Wozney, MD

Meets twice a month.

Quality Committee
  • Serves as the Board-level advocate for quality of care and service for our member, patients and community.
  • Uses the Triple Aim to provide oversight of care and service
  • Works to provide the most affordable care and service for our patients and members

Members: Ruth Mickelsen, Chair; Luz Frias; Susan Hoyt; Amy Langer; Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD; Brian Rank, MD; Sondra Samuels; Rae Ann Williams, MD; Brad Wozney, MD; James Malecha (ex officio); and Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

Quality Sub-Committee
  • Serves as the Board-level advocate for quality of care and service of patients at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Clinic, and Tria Orthopaedic Center, LLC
  • Uses the Triple Aim to provide oversight of care and service
  • Ensures that qualified, competent practitioners are appointed to the medical staff and granted clinical privileges at Park Nicollet Health Services

Members: Amy Langer, Chair; Morris Goodwin; Ruth Mickelsen; Brian Rank, MD; Brad Wozney, MD; Keith Harmon, MD (ex officio); James Malecha (ex officio); and Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets bi-monthly.

Health Transformation Committee
  • Assures implementation of the Triple Aim as an organizing principle for improving health
  • Assures integration of capabilities that improve care and health across the continuum of care
  • Communicates the importance of health improvement, care system redesign, performance and medical management.

Members: Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD, Chair; Phil Donaldson; Amy Langer; Ruth Mickelsen; Brian Rank, MD; Sondra Samuels; Brad Wozney, MD; James Malecha (ex officio); and Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

Governance Committee
  • Ensures that the boards are comprised of individuals with appropriate skills and background
  • Identifies and nominates qualified individuals to serve as directors
  • Establishes board functions and responsibilities
  • Assesses board performance to improve governance quality

Members: Thomas Brinsko, Chair; Luz Frias; Deborah Hopp; Susan Hoyt; Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD; Sondra Samuels; James Malecha (ex officio); and Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets at least six times a year.

Innovations in Products & Services Committee
  • Provides vision and guidance to marketing, sales and customer service areas to ensure that customer, patient and family members needs are met
  • Focuses on the patient, member and family experience of care and coverage
  • Oversees growth across the organization including plan sales and marketing and delivery system growth and expansion

Members: Deborah Hopp, Chair; Thomas Brinsko; Luz Frias; Morris Goodwin; Susan Hoyt; Laura Oberst; Rae Ann Williams, MD; James Malecha (ex officio); and Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

Audit & Compliance Committee
  • Monitors the accounting and financial policies, controls and processes of the organization including the organization’s compliance programs
  • Engages an independent auditor and oversees internal audit and compliance and integrity functions

Members: Morris Goodwin, Chair; Susan Hoyt; Amy Langer; Ruth Mickelsen; James Malecha (ex officio); and Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets three times per year.

Finance Committee
  • Provides oversight of the financial condition, operations and direction of HealthPartners and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including investment policies, allocations and account managers and budget an debt structures
  • Provides oversight of the assets of the corporation

Members: Phil Donaldson, Chair; Thomas Brinsko; Morris Goodwin; Deborah Hopp; Laura Oberst; James Malecha (ex officio); and Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

Compensation & Leadership Development Committee
  • Oversees compensation programs of the senior executive officers, physicians and directors of the organization
  • Oversees the leadership development programs applicable to key positions

Members: Laura Oberst, Chair; Thomas Brinsko; Phil Donaldson; Deborah Hopp; Amy Langer; James Malecha (ex officio); and Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.