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Stratis Helath BOD members Dale Thompson and Bill Jacott

We thank Dale Thompson, president and CEO of Benedictine Health System, for his nine years of service on the Stratis Health Board of Directors, including serving as chair in 2010 and 2011.

“I’m proud of the organizational growth that has occurred during my time on the Stratis Health board, and especially appreciate the focus that Stratis Health has taken in long-term care,” said Thompson. “This community has developed a high level of trust in Stratis Health. Working with Stratis Health on quality and safety has been a breath of fresh air for long-term care providers.”

Board of Directors

New Stratis Health board members. Three new members recently were elected to the Stratis Health Board of Directors, with terms effective January 1: Donna Anderson, MPH, is a public health consultant and the former director of the Dakota County Public Health Department for 22 years; Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, is founder and director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing; and Craig Svendsen, MD, is chief medical quality officer for the HealthEast Care System.

Staff changes at Stratis Health

Stratis Health welcomes new staff members. Joining our quality improvement staff, Candy Hanson, program manager, leads Stratis Health’s planning and implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Special Innovation Project: Health Information Technology for Post-Acute Care Providers.

Bruce Johnson, BSN, MA, program manager, leads the organization’s healthcare-acquired infection work, is a key participant in the Minnesota Collaborative Healthcare-Acquired Infection Network (CHAIN), and works with the Minnesota Hospital Association on improving patient safety culture in hospitals.

Erik Zabel, PhD, MPH, epidemiologist, provides leadership and direction for Stratis Health’s epidemiologic and analytic work. He brings extensive experience in study design and evaluation, data management, and public health.

Other news

Karla Weng, Stratis Health program manager, was elected president-elect of the Minnesota Rural Health Association.