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HealthPartners Honored with 2016 Minnesota Business Ethics Award

Award recognizes businesses that exemplify and promote ethical conduct in the workplace and community


May 23, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — HealthPartners was awarded the 2016 Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA), an honor that encourages high ethical standards in business and recognizes those that exemplify and promote those standards in the work they do. In total, 80 companies were nominated in 2016; one winner is selected in each of three size categories. HealthPartners won in the large company category.

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“This year’s MBEA recipients have made exemplary strides in creating business cultures that aspire to achieve high ethical standards,” says Brian Volkmann, MBEA co-chair. “They endeavor to make the best out of any situation while serving the interests of all stakeholders.”

HealthPartners also won the MBEA in 2002. This is only the second time in the award’s 15-year history that the same organization has won twice. Park Nicollet, also part of HealthPartners, won the award in 2009.

“Our organization’s ethical culture is created by all of our colleagues who take pride in being open and honest, and keeping our commitments,” said Mary Brainerd, HealthPartners President and CEO. “This is how we build trusted relationships with our members, patients and community.”

The MBEA was founded by the Society of Financial Service Professionals – Twin Cities Chapter and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business. The first awards were given out in 1999 and nearly 50 Minnesota-based businesses have been recognized since then.

Learn more about the MBEA and view a list of recipients at

About HealthPartners:

HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit

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