2016 - PATRICIA F. WALKER, MD
2015- EDWARD P. EHLINGER, MD, MSPH
2014 - ROBERT G. HAUSER, MD, FACC, FHRS
2013 - GLEN D. NELSON, MD
Chairman of GDN Holdings, LLC (Aviation, Medical Products and Services) with a focus on assisting healthcare startup ventures in Minnesota.
2012 - SENATOR LINDA BERGLIN
Served in the MN House of Representatives, 1973-80 (District 59A) and in the Senate 1981-2011 (Districts 59, 60, 61).
2011 - MARY BRAINERD
President and CEO for HealthPartners.
2010 - FRANK CERRA, MD
First to hold the dual position of Senior Vice President of the Academic Health Center and Dean, University of Minnesota Medical School.
2009 - KENT S. WILSON, MD
Medical director, Honoring Choices Minnesota, an advanced care planning process.
2008 - ROBERT A. VAN TASSEL, MD
Founder, Minneapolis Heart Institute.
2007 - A. Stuart Hanson, MD
Park Nicollet Physician who took the lead over several decades on the tobacco issue and abuse in the medical workplace among other public health issues.
2006 - MARY ANN BLADE
CEO, Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency. MVNA provides an enormous amount of public health nursing care to our community.
2005 - RONALD E. CRANFORD, MD
Contributed to the field of clinical ethics/neuroethics since 1970s and participated in commissions, task forces, and publications on issues including defining death, persistent vegetative state, and ethical issues regarding the terminally ill.
2004 - ALFRED F. MICHAEL, MD
Dean of the U of M Medical School, leader, administrator, researcher, and clinician. He has made a career of making contributions to the medical school and is noted as having made a tremendous impact on medicine. He was involved in the first ever-external renal biopsy in a child. His biggest accomplishment is in turning around the medical school with defined areas of focus and faculty recruitment.
2003 - WILLIAM E. JACOTT, MD
Head, Department of Family Practice, U of M Medical School; AMA Commissioner and Board Chair, JCAHO; Trustee, American Medical Association; and Family Physician, Duluth, MN.
2002 - MICHAEL T. OSTERHOLM, PhD
Visionary efforts of educating the public and health care community on the threat of Bioterrorism and preeminence in field of epidemiology.
2001 - PAUL G. QUIE, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
2001 - GORDON SPRENGER
President & CEO, Allina Health System.
2000 - DONNELL D. ETZWILER, MD
International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet Clinic
1999 - WINSTON R. WALLIN
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center
1998 - THOMAS SWAIN
Chair, Minnesota Health Care Commission.
1997 - CARL PLATOU
Created the model for hospital systems; established the St. Thomas University MBA Program for physicians and clinic managers.
1996 - WILLIAM E. PETERSEN, MD
First Vice President for Medical Affairs, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital.
1995 - SISTER MARY MADONNA ASHTON
President and Chief Executive Officer, Carondelet LifeCare Ministries.
1994 - THOMAS W. HOBAN
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President, Hennepin Medical Society.
1993 - ARNOLD S. ANDERSON, MD
Founder, St. Louis Park Medical Center, and Founder, Minneapolis Children’s Medical Center.
1991 - ALVIN L. SCHULTZ, MD
Sr. Vice President, Medical Affairs, HealthOne Corporation Chief of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center.
1990 - STANLEY COWLE
1989 - M. ELIZABETH CRAIG, MD
1988 - JAY PHILLIPS
1987 - PAUL BLAKE, MD
1986 - MAURICE MCKAY
1985 - NEAL L. GAULT, JR., MD
1984 - ROBERT O. QUELLO, MD
1983 - CARL GUSTAFSON
1982 - SISTER MARY BRIGH CASSIDY
1981 - LYLE A. FRENCH, MD
1980 - ROBERT T. KELLY, MD
1979 - MARVIN BORMAN
President, West Metro Trustee Council.
1978 - RICHARD FREY, MD
1977 - RICHARD E. YADEAU, MD
1976 - O. L. NORMAN NELSON, MD
1975 - FRANK JOHNSON, MD; THEODORE H. PETERSON, MD; JOSEPH KISER, MD
1974 - GERRY MORSE
President of Council of Community Hospitals; member of Blue Cross Board of Directors; Chairman of Twin City Health Care Development Project; State Board of Human Rights
1973 - RICHARD ANONSEN, MD
President, Foundation for Health Care Evaluation.
1972 - THOMAS P. COOK
Executive Secretary, Hennepin County Medical Society.
1971 - ROBERT NEFF BARR, MD
Secretary and Executive Officer of the Minnesota Department of Health.
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