Terry Brandt named chair of administration, Southwest Minnesota Region

September 16, 2016

Brandt_Terry_L_4CMANKATO, Minn. — Terry Brandt has been named chair of administration for Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Minnesota Region. He succeeds Rich Grace who, after a 40-year career with Mayo Clinic, will retire at the end of 2016.

“Mr. Brandt brings a wealth of experience to this role, including proven expertise in strategic and operational management, business plan development, quality process improvement, financial and operational analysis, and facility design and utilization,” says James Hebl, M.D., regional vice president, Mayo Clinic Health System. “He is highly regarded as an engaged, personable and authentic leader who never loses sight of our primary value: the needs of the patient come first. I have no doubt Terry’s extensive experience in finance, revenue systems, practice operations and departmental administration will be a tremendous asset to the Southwest Minnesota Region.”

Brandt will be the administrative leader for Mayo Clinic’s community practice in Southwest Minnesota, a region that includes six hospitals and 22 clinics. He will partner with Dr. Hebl to provide organizational leadership and direction and be responsible for the overall performance of Southwest Minnesota Region operations, including outcomes, safety, service and financial performance.

“We are pleased to welcome Terry Brandt to this role,” says Jeff Bolton, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic. “Terry’s proven experience and ability to form strong working relationships will make him an effective partner in helping fulfill Mayo Clinic’s mission and strategic objectives.”

Brandt is currently the associate administrator for Practice Operations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, partnering with department administrators and physician leaders to advance the Mayo practice. He serves as secretary of the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Outpatient Care Delivery Platform and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Clinical Practice Committee. The first 18 years of his career were in finance-related leadership roles, including financial analysis, financial reporting and billing office functions. Over the last 20 years, has administratively led multiple clinical departments in practice operations (GI, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Anesthesiology), as well as supported many institutional projects and committees during that time.

Brandt is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, has twice received the Mayo Excellence Through Teamwork Award, is a Mayo Silver Certified Quality Fellow and is an instructor in Health Sciences Engineering at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Adds Mark Koch, chair, Mayo Clinic Health System administration, “Terry has the skills and experience to help lead the Southwest Minnesota region at this time of unprecedented opportunity. He will play a key role in continuing to build and expand Mayo’s presence, reputation and practice.”

Although job duties and responsibilities have not changed, the title of the position has changed from chief administrative officer to chair of administration to better align with other similar job titles and organizational structures within Mayo Clinic. Brandt will move into the new role over the next several weeks to ensure a smooth leadership transition for Mayo Clinic’s community practice in Southwest Minnesota.

Notes Bobbie Gostout, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic, “Since joining the Mayo Health System 20 years ago, Mankato — including the medical team, the hospital and the clinic — has experienced tremendous growth. We are confident that Terry will form a strong partnership with Dr. Hebl to build on this growth, continue the integration process and deliver on Mayo Clinic’s mission, vision and values to our patients in the Southwest Minnesota Region.”


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