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Andrew S. Cochrane



Formerly the CEO of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas, Andy led the development of a new community hospital, growing it from 68 beds to 119 beds in just two years. He also led a patient-centered approach that put the organization in the top 5 percent nationally for patient satisfaction results (HCAHPS data).


Andy has demonstrated strong leadership in the community hospital and large health system environment, and shares Maple Grove Hospital's commitment to quality and excellence. Most importantly, Andy understands the importance of providing remarkable care to the hospital's patients.


Maple Grove Hospital Medical Staff Executive Committee

 Chief of Staff: Jill Hallstrom, MD - Oakdale Obstetrics & Gynecology
 Vice Chief of Staff: John Paulson, MD - South Lake Pediatrics
 Secretary/Treasurer: Daniel Landers, MD - University of Minnesota Physicians - Maternal-Fetal  Medicine
 Department Chair - Medicine: Ahmed Omar, MD - Fairview Hospitalist - Internal Medicine 
 Vice Chair - Medicine: TBD
 Department Chair - Surgery: Steve Kern, MD - Specialists in General Surgery
 Vice Chair - Surgery: Matthew Kissner, MD - Specialists in General Surgery
 Department Chair - OB: Brigette Ritter Miest, MD - Park Nicollet
Vice Chair - OB: Kathryn Flory, MD - North Clinic
 Department Chair -
Peds: Erin Stepka, MD -  University of Minnesota Physicians - Neonatology
 Vice Chair - Peds: Wade Larson, MD - Partner in Pediatrics
 Pathology: Sue Schlafmann, MD - North Pathology Associates
 Anesthesia: Alan Litts, MD - Anesthesiology, PA
 Imaging: Jeff Gambach, MD - Minneapolis Radiology Associates, Ltd.
 Emergency Medicine: Jeff Elder, MD - Emergency Medicine Department - North Memorial - Maple Grove Hospital
 Medical Director: Tom Timmons, MD - Maple Grove Hospital

 At Large: Pamela Doorenbos, MD - North Clinic
 At Large: Yeng Yang, MD - Maple Grove Hospital
 At Large: Todd Gengerke, MD - Maple Grove Hospital


Maple Grove Hospital Leadership Team

Vice President of Patient Care Operations: Colleen Nadeau, RN 
Director of Physician Development & Guest/Public Relations: Jennifer Krippner
Director of Women's & Children's Services: Carol Clark, RN
Director of Support Services: Vickie Thompson
Director of Nursing and Professional Practice: Faith Zwirchitz, RN
Director of Clinical Support Services: Sarah Johnson
Director of Acute Care: Kris Henderson
Medical Director of Medical Affairs: Pamela Doorenbos, MD


Maple Grove Hospital Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board: Kevin Croston, MD, Chief Executive Officer, North Memorial Health Care
Todd Ostendorf, CFO, North Memorial Health Care
Dan Fromm, CFO, Fairview Health Services
Tiffany Zitzewitz, VP Strategy and Business Development, North Memorial Health Care