by Jasmine Phiri
January 4, 2019
President and CEO,
Andrea Walsh is president and chief executive officer for Minnesota-based HealthPartners, the largest, consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation. Throughout her career, Walsh has been passionate about health and deeply committed to making a difference in people’s lives. Today, she leads a team of more than 26,000 people focused on the mission of improving health and well-being in partnership with patients, members, and the community.
Prior to her appointment as president and CEO in 2017, Walsh was part of the HealthPartners senior executive team for more than 20 years. She served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for nearly 15 years and joined HealthPartners in 1994 as senior vice president and corporate counsel. Prior to joining HealthPartners, she practiced law and was an assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Health. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of Kansas.
Walsh has a long history of community service. She currently serves on the boards at the Greater Twin Cities YMCA Board, the St. Paul Downtown Alliance, Greater MSP, and Wilder Foundation.
HealthPartners is an integrated health system serving 1.8 million health plan members and 1.2 million patients. Based in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, it includes a care delivery system with a multi-specialty group practice of 1,800 physicians, a dental practice including 80 dentists, eight hospitals, top-rated medical and dental health plans, and the HealthPartners Institute which leads research and educational training for the system.