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HealthPartners names new chief financial officer

January 26, 2018 GMT

Changes continue at the top of HealthPartners with the health system and insurance company announcing this week the hiring of a new chief financial officer.

Todd Hofheins most recently was CFO at Providence Health Services, a health system in the Pacific Northwest that in 2016 merged with a California-based group to create one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country.

Dave Dziuk, the longtime chief financial officer at HealthPartners, and chief administrative officer Kathy Cooney are both planning to retire this year — after 33 years and 32 years, respectively, at the Bloomington-based nonprofit.

“We are excited to have Todd join our organization,” said HealthPartners chief executive Andrea Walsh in a statement. “He brings an impressive record of success from other organizations, and his leadership will be instrumental in advancing our efforts to improve the health and well-being our members, patients and the community.”

HealthPartners includes one of the state’s largest health insurers plus a growing network of hospitals and clinics in the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. For 2016, HealthPartners posted net income of $99.86 million on roughly $6 billion in revenue.

The nonprofit group employs about 25,000 people and operates Regions Hospital in St. Paul and the Park Nicollet system based in St. Louis Park.

The retirements for Dziuk and Cooney were announced less than a year after longtime chief executive Mary Brainerd retired from HealthPartners in June.

Last April, Jim Eppel, the former chief executive at Minneapolis-based health plan UCare, joined Cooney as a chief administrative officer at HealthPartners.

Before his 13 years at Providence Health Services, Hofheins held health care finances roles at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and KPMG. HealthPartners says that Dziuk and Cooney will work with Hofheins during a transition period.

Christopher Snowbeck • 612-673-4744 Twitter: @chrissnowbeck