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JOINT MEETING HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT (TWELFTH MEETING) HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION (EIGHTH MEETING)

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 10, 2009


UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
STATE OF MINNESOTA


JOINT MEETING
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT (TWELFTH MEETING)
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION (EIGHTH MEETING)
Chaired by Thomas E. Huntley


Chair Thomas Huntley began the joint meeting at 1:08 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not yet present.

Testimony on the economic impact of the health care delivery system in Minnesota:

Dr. Lynn Blewett, Ph.D. and Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University Minnesota
Lawrence Massa, President and CEO, Minnesota Hospital Association
Steven Perkins, Chair, Board of Directors, Sanford Hospital, Luverne
Debra Boardman, President and CEO, RiverView Healthcare Association, Crookston

At 2:38 p.m. a quorum was present and the Chair formally called the meeting to order. The clerk noted the roll:

Members Present:

Huntley, Thomas, Chair
Abeler, Jim
Anzelc, Tom
Brod, Laura
Bunn, Julie
Dean, Matt
Emmer, Tom
Fritz, Patti
Gardner, Paul
Gottwalt, Steve
Hayden, Jeff
Hosch, Larry
Kelly, Tim
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Laine, Carolyn
Liebling, Tina
Loeffler, Diane
Mack, Tara
Murphy, Erin
Norton, Kim
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Peppin, Joyce
Peterson, Sandra
Ruud, Maria
Scalze, Bev
Slawik, Nora
Thao, Cy
Thissen, Paul
Torkelson, Paul

Testimony continued:

Jan Malcolm, CEO, Courage Center, Golden Valley
Bert Norman, CFO, Essentia Health, on behalf of St. Mary’s Duluth Clinic and St. Joseph’s Medical
Center, Brainerd
David Wessner, CEO, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park
Michael Holmes, Executive Director and CEO, Scenic Rivers Health Services, Cook
Deanna Mills, Executive Director, Community-University Health Care Center, Minneapolis
Kevin Croston, MD, Director/Trauma Unit, North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale
James Davis, Vice President of Operations, and Greg Klugherz, CFO, CentraCare Health System





Joint Meeting
Health Care and Human Services Finance Division (8th Meeting)
Health Care Policy and Oversight Committee (12th Meeting)
February 10, 2009
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(Testimony - continued)


Mark McAfee, Legislative Representative, AFSCME Council 5
Evelyn Stringer, Member, AFSCME Local 722, Regions Hospital
Judy Minter, Member, AFSCME Local 722, Regions Hospital
Mary Braddock, MD, Director, Child Health Advocacy and Policy, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Lynn Abrahamsen, Administrator, and Michael Belzer, Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director, Hennepin
County Medical Center

Questions and discussion occurred during testimony.

Chair Huntley adjourned the meeting at 4:26 p.m.




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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair



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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant