Innovation in MN Health Care

TRUST Innovation Awards

Thanks to all who nominated women for the 2016 TRUST Innovation Awards! We are pleased to announce the winners and finalists for our awards.

Consumer/Patient Experience Award Winner

Laura Gandrud, MD, Children's Minnesota

Consumer/Patient Experience Award Finalists

Laura Frazier, Park Nicollet Health Services
Katie Holley, Fairview Health Services
Lee Jones, Rebiotix Inc.

Health & Wellness Innovation Award Winner

Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Health & Wellness Innovation Award Finalists

Donna Eull, Children's Minnesota
Courtney Jordan Baechler, MD, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Lindy Yokanovich, Esq., Cancer Legal Line

Health Care Innovative Leader Award Winner

Mojdeh Poul, 3M

Health Care Innovative Leader Award Finalists

Meghan Barp, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Kristine Fortman, Ph.D., Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Molly Magnani, DC, Allina Hospitals & Clinics

Health Care Technology Innovation Award Winner

V. Katherine Gray, Ph.D., Sage Health Management Solutions

Health Care Technology Innovation Award Finalists

Megan Hartigan, Life Link III
Roberta King, National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match
Caroline Portoghese, University of Minnesota Health/Fairview

Emerging Company Leader in Health Care Award Winner

Sarah Keenan, Bluestone Physician Services

Emerging Company Leader in Health Care Award Finalists

Michelle Chaffee, Älska
Mary Christensen, Experienced Resources
Vivi-Ann Fischer, DC, ChiroCare of Minnesota, Inc.


If you have questions about the Awards process, please contact Shannon Thompson at the TRUST office, or 651-290-6277.