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August 25, 2019

Executive Compensation at HealthPartners

by Anne Paddock

HealthPartners, Inc. was founded in 1957 as a health insurance cooperative and has grown and expanded to be one of the largest consumer-governed non-profit health care organizations (HMO) in the country with approximately 26,000 employees. The organization has 1.8 million health plan members in six states who receive care through eight hospitals, 55 primary care clinics and 22 urgent care sites.

The organization consists of dozens of affiliated and related non-profits with HealthPartners, Inc. (HPI) – a 501 (c) 4, Group Health Plan, Inc. (GHPI) – a 501 (c) 3, and Park Nicollet Health Services  (PNHS) – a 501 (c) 3) the three primary organizations that report executive compensation.  However, it is important to note that HPI reports having no employees and that all officers, directors, and key employees are are paid by GHPI although the return also states that all officers of HPI are employed and compensated by GHPI and PNHS. Because these organizations are related and affiliated with each other, the most highly compensated employees are listed on HPI’s Form 990. Therefore, the list of most highly compensation employees will include all those listed.

Collectively, HPI, GHPI and PNHS reported 18,306 employees who were compensated $952 million in 2016, which equates to an average compensation of $52,100.  1,853 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 53 most highly compensated employees listed below:

  • $3,031,812:  Mary K Brainerd, President and CEO
  • $2,635,581:  Brian H Rank, MD, Director and Medical Director
  • $1,225,932:  Kathleen M Cooney, EVP and CAO
  • $1,057,300:  Andrea M Walsh, EVP and Chief Marketing
  • $1,031,951:  Nancy A McClure, Chief Operating Officer
  • $  897,449:  Barbara A Treatheway, SVP, General Counsel
  • $  887,684:  Jeffrey Mendeloff, MD, Director
  • $  842,925:  David A Dziuk, SVP and CFO
  • $  801,123:  Scott Aebischer, SVP Customer Serv/Prod
  • $  758,969:  Alan V Abramson, SVP and CIO
  • $  746,710:  Calvin U Allen, SVP Strategic Planning/HR
  • $  698,099:  Robert B Cumming, SVP Acturial/Underwriting
  • $  691,289:  David S Gesko, SVP, Dental Director
  • $  648,145:  Katie B Sayre, SVP Health Plan Ops and Gov Progs
  • $  625,830:  Doug M Smith, Sr, VP Sales
  • $  622,839:  James J Fazio, MD, Health Plan Medical Director
  • $  590,728:  Babette A Apland, SVP Melrose Inst and Behavior
  • $  587,690:  Felix Ankel, MD, Exec Director – Health Profess
  • $  560,161:  Susan M Knudson, VP Health Informatics
  • $  558,605:  Scott A Schnuckle, SVP Pharmacy and Business
  • $  511,882:  Robert H Van Why, SVP Primary Care/Clinic
  • $  496,916:  Donna J Zimmerman, SVP Gov’t and Community Relations
  • $  484,009:  Patricia S Dennis, SVP Health and Care Engagement
  • $  474,357:  Beth A Waterman, Chief Improvement Officer
  • $  461,124:  Kim R LaReau, VP IS&T Delivery
  • $  442,885:  Tricia Dege, VP Finance and Planning
  • $  437,377:  Kevin J Palattao, VP Clinic Patient Care System
  • $  437,085:  Kevin R Ronneberg, VP Associate Medical Director
  • $  434,527:  Nico Pronk, VP and Health Science Officer
  • $  431,586:  Steven C Housch, VP Orthopedic Services
  • $  430,167:  Tobi Tanzer, VP Corporte Integrity
  • $  417,875:  Frank P McQuillan, VP Treasury and Real Estate
  • $  393,732:  Peggy S Neale, VP Nat’l Acct Health Solutions
  • $  382,903:  Andrew F Nelson, VP – HPI Executive Director
  • $  375,989:  Shannon B Beaudin-Klein, VP Marketing and Communications
  • $  373,320:  RickJ Bruzek, VP Pharmacy Services
  • $  369,049:  Charles J Abrahamson, VP Network Mgmnt and Provider Relations
  • $  363,358:  Elizabeth L Swanson, VP Human Resources
  • $  356,140:  Vini T Manchanda, VP Supply Chain Services
  • $  350,705:  Amy D Dewane, VP Care Systems Growth and Partnerships
  • $  348,934:  Pamela S Zoeller, VP Specialty Care and Clinic Operations
  • $  340,052:  Tim M Haley, VP Broker Sales
  • $  335,937:  Steven D Bunde, VP Internal Audit, Integrity and Compliance
  • $  333,862:  Dennis M Zuzek, VP Health Plan and Enterprise Systems
  • $  333,117:  Jason Gallagher, VP Health Informatics
  • $  330,720:  Frank Muller, VP Technology and Infrastructure
  • $  326,210:  Gregg Dahlgren, VP Dental Plan
  • $  317,883:  Eric Schned, MD, Director
  • $  316,591:  David Busch, VP Pharmacy Services
  • $  219,615:  Courtney Bibee, VP Care Group, Compliance Officer
  • $  212,899: Mark Hansberry, VP Business Development Initiatives
  • $  207,009:  George J Isham, MD MS Senior Advisor
  • $  174,449:  Leslie Dockan, VP Primary Care and Clinic Operations

33 of the 53 (62%) of the most highly compensated employees are male while 20 (38%) are female. Of the top 10 most highly compensated employees, 5 are male while 5 are female.

To read the IRS Form 990 (2016) for HealthPartners, Inc, click here.

To read the IRS Form 990 (2016) for Park Nicollet Health Services, click here.

To read the IRS Form 990 (2016) for Group Health Plan, Inc., click here.

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