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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: Ruth Mickelsen, chair; James Malecha, vice chair; Thomas Brinsko, treasurer; Luz Frias, secretary; Donald Lewis, Imm Past Chair; 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

How to file an appeal

Members: Morris Goodwin and Eric Schned, MD, co-chairs; Thomas Brinsko; Philip Donaldson, Deborah Hopp, Susan Hoyt, Luz Frias, Amy Langer, Donald Lewis, James Malecha, Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD; Ruth Mickelsen, Laura Oberst, Christopher Tashjian, MD; Ray Ahrens (member-at-large)

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: Luz Frias, chair; Deborah Hopp, Amy Langer, Donald Lewis, Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD; Laura Oberst, Brian Rank, MD; Christopher Tashjian, MD; Ruth Mickelsen (ex officio), 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: Donald Lewis, chair; Susan Hoyt, Deborah Hopp, Amy Langer, Brian Rank, MD; Christopher Tashjian, MD; Keith Harmon, MD (ex officio); Ruth Mickelsen (ex officio), 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; Philip Donaldson, Luz Frias, Morris Goodwin, Susan Hoyt, Donald Lewis, Brian Rank, MD; Christopher Tashjian, MD; Ruth Mickelsen (ex officio), 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: Susan Hoyt, chair; Thomas Brinsko, Luz Frias, Deborah Hopp, Donald Lewis, Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD; Ruth Mickelsen (ex officio), Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets at least six times a year.

Innovation 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: Thomas Brinsko, chair; Deborah Hopp, Amy Langer, James Malecha, Eric Schned, MD; Laura Oberst, Ruth Mickelsen (ex officio), 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: Thomas Brinsko, Susan Hoyt, James Malecha, Morris Goodwin, Ruth Mickelsen (ex officio), 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: James Malecha, chair; Thomas Brinsko, Philip Donaldson, Morris Goodwin, Susan Hoyt, Eric Schned, MD; Ruth Mickelsen (ex officio), 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, Philip Donaldson, Morris Goodwin, Amy Langer, James Malecha,  Ruth Mickelsen (ex officio), Andrea Walsh (ex officio)

Meets quarterly.

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