At Fairview, we know that our forward-thinking employees are shaping the future of health care. Now, it’s official.

Patrick Herson, MD, president of Fairview Medical Group, was recently named one of the top 100 influential health care leaders in Minnesota. Published by Minnesota Physician, the top 100 Influential Minnesota Health Care Leader list recognizes those who help to make Minnesota’s health care system a global model of excellence.

The list is published every four years and is comprised of clinicians, health care administrators, managers and others who work within the state’s health care delivery system.

Each leader was asked the following questions: What are the biggest changes your organization has made in the past four years and what are the biggest challenges it will face in the next four years? Read Dr. Herson’s response here on page 23.

Dr. Herson provides physician administrative leadership for all strategic and operational aspects of Fairview Medical Group and is advancing our patient-centered, team-based approach to primary care. He is accountable for achieving results that meet Fairview’s goals of clinical quality, patient experience, effective and efficient use of resources, strategic growth and nation-leading research and education.

Dr. Herson has more than 20 years of experience in a range of health care organizations, including both small and large health systems and leading health insurers.

We’re incredibly proud of Dr. Herson’s many accomplishments and grateful for the talents and skills he brings to our organization.