The Future of Health Care


Andrea Walsh
CEO and President, HealthPartners

Rising medical costs, shifting population trends, and changing political priorities have left many in the business community wondering, “Where do we go from here?”

Join Andrea Walsh, CEO and President of HealthPartners, as she discusses the future of health care. Walsh will address issues related to health care costs, access, and service quality in the midst of changing political, social, and economic climates. Andrea Walsh took over as leader of Minnesota-based HealthPartners, the largest, consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation, in June 2017.

HealthPartners isn’t just the largest, it’s also the greenest. As the first health care system in Minnesota to sign onto the Health Care Climate Council declaration, HealthPartners is transforming the way health care providers do business. Organics waste recycling, solar powered clinics, and safe medication disposal are only a few of HealthPartner’s many green initiatives.

Perfect for seasoned and aspiring leaders, the Business Forum explores today’s most pressing business-related issues. The 10th Annual Business Forum features pre- and post-event networking, opening remarks from Andrea Walsh, and a lively Q&A facilitated by Rick Kupchella, former news anchor, serial entrepreneur, and founder of i.e. network.

Event Details

Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:15AM-9:15AM
McNamara Alumni Center Memorial Hall
200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis  Directions

Individual Tickets $50
Tables of 10: $500.
Sponsorship opportunities range from $500-$4,000.
Please contact Kirsten Gulbro, Development Director

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McNamara Alumni Center Memorial Hall


7:15 am  Registration, Networking and Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am  Introductions
8:10 am  Opening Remarks from Andrea Walsh
8:30 am  Conversation between Andrea Walsh and the emcee
8:45 am  Audience Q&A
9:10 am  Concluding Remarks
9:15 am  Post-Event Networking

Presenting Sponsors

Promotional and Media Sponsors

Pioneer Press

Event Sponsors


Table Sponsors

Dick Barnes
Brenda Boehler
Roger Green
Barry Hofer
Beth McCartan
Kathy McCuskey
Tim McGraw, Smiths Medical
Patti O’Leary
Nicole Strait
Chris Smith
Tom Tessman
Reed Watson

About Great River Greening

Great River Greening’s mission is to engage and lead local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. We have no political agenda, but believe that collaboration and community-building are essential to solving our environmental problems. We do not get involved with legislation, policy or advocacy. We promote working together on the ground to improve our land and waters. The Business Forum furthers this mission by providing an opportunity for business and civic leaders to gather, learn and discuss how we can work together to inspire evironmental stewardship.