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Kathryn G. Correia

Kathryn G. Correia

President & CEO, HealthEast Care System

Kathryn Correia is president & CEO of HealthEast Care System (St. Paul, Minnesota).

HealthEast Care System is a community-focused, non-profit health care system that provides a full spectrum of health services.  Hospitals include St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, Woodwinds Health Campus and Bethesda Hospital.  Other services include clinics, rehabilitation facilities, hospice, home care, and outpatient surgery centers.  HealthEast employs 7,300 people and has more than 1,300 physicians on staff.  Locally owned and operated, HealthEast is the largest health care provider in the Twin Cities’ East Metro area.  Correia serves on the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Board, Community University Board (CUB), and the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Board.

An Ohio native, Correia received her undergraduate degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and her Master’s degree in Health Administration from the Ohio State University.  She previously served as president of Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center, and senior vice president of ThedaCare.  Her work using The Toyota Production System (lean) to transform health delivery models has been featured in several national publications, including Health Affairs.  While at ThedaCare, she formed ThedaCare Physicians and served as that medical group’s executive leader.  Prior to joining ThedaCare, Correia was vice president for ambulatory care centers and administrative director for clinic operations at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania.  Correia also served in a Vice President of Operations at Central Ohio Medical Group (Columbus, Ohio) and as an Administrative Trainee at Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota).  Correia is married to Steve Correia, PhD. They reside in Woodbury, Minnesota, with their two sons.

Articles by Kathryn G. Correia
Establishing Lean Healthcare Believers When Professional Society Allegiance Impedes Engagement
When implementing lean in a healthcare organization, it's not uncommon to encounter resistance from medical professionals set in their traditional ways. Resistance is natural in any lean transformation, but Kathryn Correia has pinpointed a root cause of healthcare lean resistance that goes much deeper than your standard skepticism. Read more. More »