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Press and media contacts

Public relations for HealthPartners, including Regions Hospital and Park Nicollet

For media inquiries, please contact our communications team. Our team is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you are a member of the media and need to reach us after business hours, please use the on-call pager number listed on the right. Please be sure to include your area code with your phone number and hit # when you are done.

Communications and media relations contacts

Our communications and media relations contacts are listed by department. The contacts listed for HealthPartners are also the contacts for Regions Hospital and Park Nicollet.

On-call pager:


Department phone:


Communications and Media Relations Contacts

Vince Rivard
Senior Director of Public Relations
Direct: 952-883-5274

Erin Ghere
Strategic Communications Manager,
Clinics and Plan
Direct: 952-883-5863

Ashley Burt
Director of Hospital Communications
Direct: 651-254-4730

Kristen Freeman
Communications Manager, Methodist Hospital
Direct: 952-993-9655

Annelise Heitkamp
Communications Supervisor, Regions Hospital
Direct: 651-254-4726

Vineeta Sawkar
Direct: 952-883-6324
Clinical Research, HealthPartners Institute, International Diabetes Center

Patricia Lund
Direct: 952-883-5487
Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mental Health, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Travel Medicine and International Health

Patrick Strait
Direct: 952-883-5254
Primary and Specialty Care Clinics, Clinic Quality Improvement, Dental Medicine, HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinic, Infectious Disease, Park Nicollet Foundation, Rehabilitative Services

Sarah Bahl
Direct: 952-993-2145
Birth Centers, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Women’s Center/Health Services

Scott Beedy
Direct: 651-254-4731
Cardiology, Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Adult and Pediatric Trauma, Burn Center

Catherine Scott
Direct: 952-883-6545
Medical and Dental Insurance Plans, Awards, Employer Wellness, virtuwell

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