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Expertise:

General surgery, trauma surgery, acute care surgery, surgical critical care

 

Job title:

Department head of surgery for HealthPartners Medical Group; associate medical director for quality in surgery programs

Bio:

Gary Collins, MD, was recently named department head of surgery for HealthPartners Medical Group. He joined HMPG and Regions Hospital in 2007 and has since served as a senior trauma surgeon, attended in the surgical intensive care unit and developed an acute care surgery service designed to provide rapid and effective access to patients who require the immediate attention of a general surgeon.

Dr. Collins is best known at Regions Hospital for the leadership he provides as associate medical director for quality in the hospitals surgery programs. His work in that area has received regional and national attention.

In the news:

Dr. Gary Collins: 40 Under FortyMinneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

New service at Regions Hospital eases the pain of an ER visit

St. Paul’s Regions Hospital impresses health secretary – Pioneer Press – June 3, 2011

Hospital joins campaign to cut mistakesStar Tribune – June 3, 2011

Quote:

“We’re doing it–we’re lowering the total cost of care while improving the delivery of patient-centered, high quality care. And we’re just getting started.”