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HealthPartners CEO Andrea Walsh named one of 100 Most Influential People in health care

December 20, 2021

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — HealthPartners is proud to announce that Modern Healthcare has recognized President and CEO Andrea Walsh as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The prestigious recognition annually honors industry leaders who made major contributions to health care in the last year.

The list of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare is determined with input from peers and Modern Healthcare's senior editors. Walsh's notable accomplishments include:

  • Leading HealthPartners and the community through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on vaccine equity, continued testing, research and education and access to timely, affordable care.
  • Building a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, by working to eliminate health care disparities, hosting colleague forums, addressing unconscious bias and co-leading the HealthPartners Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Cabinet.
  • Shaping health policy at both the local and national levels, through efforts focused on setting new safety standards for health care workers, improving access to mental health care, supporting maternal and child health and making health care simpler and more affordable for patients and members.

“This is really a recognition of our team of 26,000,” said Walsh. “It's an honor to work with colleagues and partners who focus on the health and well-being of our patients, members and communities every day.”

This is the third time Walsh has received the honor. Modern Healthcare also named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2018 and 2020.

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