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Company Overview of HealthPartners, Inc.

Company Overview

HealthPartners, Inc. provides health plans for individuals and families, Medicare, and groups in the United States. It offers medical and dental plans; operates clinics to provide health services, including medical, specialty care, dental, pharmacy, hospital, home care, and hospice; and conducts clinical, health services, and basic science research. The company also operates virtuwell.com, an online clinic that offers online diagnosis, treatment, and prescriptions for various common conditions in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. HealthPartners, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is based in Bloomington, Minnesota.

8170 33rd Avenue South

Bloomington, MN 55425

United States

Founded in 1957





Key Executives for HealthPartners, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 60
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Regions Hospital and President of Regions Hospital
Age: 63
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

HealthPartners, Inc. Key Developments

HealthPartners Announces Management Changes

HealthPartners announced that Regions Hospital President and CEO Brock Nelson will retire at the end of 2014. Megan Remark, a HealthPartners specialty care leader who has been with the organization for almost 20 years, has been named his successor. During the next six months, Remark will work with Nelson to transition into her role as president and CEO. She will officially start in her new position on Jan. 1, 2015.

HealthPartners, Inc. Appoints Charles Fazio as Health Plan Medical Director, Effective on May 1, 2014

HealthPartners, Inc. announced that Charles Fazio, M.D., M.S., will be joining the organization as health plan medical director effective May 1. Dr. Fazio has had a distinguished career in clinical practice, health administration, and quality improvement. Dr. Fazio is a past senior vice president and chief medical officer at Medica, serving in several other administrative leadership roles with that organization as well. He has served in clinical and administrative leadership roles at Mille Lacs Health System, St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd, Minn., Central Minnesota Group Health Plan, and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Most recently, Dr. Fazio worked as a consultant on workplace health issues for a variety of businesses and is medical director of Healthsense.

HealthPartners Expands virtuwell Online Clinic to Michigan

virtuwell(R), a 24/7 online clinic that treats more than 40 common conditions and costs $40 or less depending on insurance, is available to residents of Michigan effective January 17, 2013. Michigan is the third state in which virtuwell has been introduced. virtuwell is part of HealthPartners. Among the conditions that can be treated by virtuwell are: Sinus infections, bladder infections, pink eye, the flu, upper respiratory infections, yeast infection, ear pain, allergies, bronchitis, acne, poison ivy/poison oak, rashes, diaper rash, first and second degree burns, sunburn, swimmer's ear and lice. All are conditions that can be treated safely and reliably online and don't require a physical exam or a lab test. If the customer has a condition that virtuwell can treat based on strict clinical protocols and national guidelines, their case will be sent to a virtuwell nurse practitioner. The customer will receive a personalized diagnosis, treatment plan, and prevention advice. If applicable, a prescription will be sent electronically to the customer's pharmacy of choice.

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