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Winter Update | February 2011

Health Care Symposium:  “Déjà Vu All Over Again?  Will the Next Chapter of Health Care Reform Succeed?”

On Thursday, January 6, 2011 in recognition of our fifth year anniversary Experienced Resources’ hosted a health care symposium that featured guest speaker Jan Malcolm, CEO of Courage Center and former Minnesota Commissioner of Health, followed by John Halfen, MD, Medical Director of Lakewood Health System, Candace Simerson, President & COO of Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A., and Scott Wordelman, President & CEO of Fairview Red Wing Medical Center.

Click here to read a recent article by Mary Ellen Wells published on MinnPost.com about health care reform and the symposium

Leadership Perspectives on Health Care, 2011

There were 140 Minnesota health care leaders who participated in this year’s survey.  The complete results with an executive summary will be published in March.   Mary Ellen Wells will be presenting the initial findings of the survey at the Minnesota Hospital Association’s Healthcare Executive’s Institute conference, “Leadership in Turbulent Times”, on March 10th.

The following are charts illustrating the responses to four questions from the 2011 survey:

Average number of working hours/week How long do you anticipate serving in your current position?
Engagement on the job Is there a formal succession plan in place for your position?

In the News

Business diagnoses, treats labor niche
Siblings find success tapping a pool of semiretired
medical executives for stressed health care clients.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Star Tribune

By Dick Youngblood, Star Tribune

When I introduced you to Mary Christensen and her brother, Damian Martin, three years ago, they were operating their inventive job-placement business out of her basement and generating a modest $320,000 of annual revenue.


Mary Christensen and Damian Martin

Policymakers should get on board as Minnesota health-care providers enact health reform's goals and innovate

Monday, February 21, 2011


By Mary Ellen Wells, Experienced Resources

"Minnesota is perhaps the first state in the Union that may fairly be considered to have solved the most perplexing problems connected with medical education and practice …"

While doing research to gain some historical perspective on our current health-care situation, I came upon this quote by Abraham Flexner in his 1910 report that is cited by many as revolutionizing American medicine. Then, I recently read that Minnesota is the home to many of the best health-care providers in the country, according to a recent Health Grades assessment. All this as we hear about several lawmakers — in Minnesota and around the country — who are intent on dismantling last year's health reforms.


Mary Ellen Wells

New Assignments

The following interim assignments and projects were initiated during the last three months:

Strategic Planning & Coaching Project
Patient Financial Services & Business Office Leader
Clinic Leader, Interim
Mental Health Inpatient Manager, Interim
Retail Pharmacy Assessment Project
Health Plan Contracting Project
Operating Room Manager, Interim
EMR Project Planning

In the Community

Mary Christensen and Mary Ellen Wells attended the Women's Health Leadership Trust annual holiday party and charity event on December 14, 2010.

Mary Christensen and Mary Ellen Wells attended the Minnesota Hospital Association’s Winter Trustee Conference, “Governance Trends and Issues for Trustees held January 7-9.

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