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Off the Record with Heidi Lahti

Off the Record with Heidi Lahti

Heidi Lahti is the Director of Ambulatory Care at Fairview Range. She leads a unique combination of departments: three Mesabi Clinics, Wound Care, Rehab, Sleep Center, Employee Health, and Job Care (occupational health). This gives her a unique perspective of the...

Part Two: What Keeps People at Fairview?

Part Two: What Keeps People at Fairview?

Did you know that out of the 23,700+ Fairview legacy employees, 2,876 have been here longer than 20 years? That is over 12% of Fairview employees. In this two-part series, we asked some of our longest serving employees why they have stayed to build their careers here...

Nurses to Know with Markas Welke of Medical Oncology

Nurses to Know with Markas Welke of Medical Oncology

Markas Welke, RN, is the Nurse Manager of Medical Oncology Unit 7D at MHealth. Markas did not start his nursing career in the conventional style. His journey started in the field of Psychology and he soon discovered that this was not the fulfillment he was seeking....

Part One: What Keeps People at Fairview?

Part One: What Keeps People at Fairview?

There are countless stories of employees who have built their careers here at Fairview. How many exactly? Out of the 23,700+ Fairview legacy employees, 2,876 have been here longer than 20 years! That is over 12% of Fairview employees. So why do employees stay? When...

How to Avoid Fitting In

How to Avoid Fitting In

Work culture is a key contributor to our engagement on a personal and professional level. Culture is developed by a group of individuals that come together and create a comfortable, unspoken structure of standards or patterns that they operate by. Our culture creates...

Off the Record with Laura Reed, Chief Nursing Executive

Off the Record with Laura Reed, Chief Nursing Executive

Laura Reed loves nursing. As Fairview’s Chief Nursing Executive…it shows! Her passion for nursing permeates her conversations and you cannot help but to be as enthused about nursing as she is when you talk with her. Laura served as a nursing leader at Fairview from...

Diffusing Negativity

Diffusing Negativity

Negativity in the workplace can have a damaging impact on teamwork, motivation, communication, overall engagement, and outcomes. Even worse, at times negativity can be felt by our patients, families, and customers leading to poor patient/customer experiences....

Nurses to Know: How Sarah Koepp Empowers her Team

Nurses to Know: How Sarah Koepp Empowers her Team

Since 2015, Sarah Koepp, MSN, RN, has been the Nurse Manager of Medicine Unit 5B at MHealth. Nursing has always been a natural fit for Sarah. She grew up watching a great role model – her mother who is a nursing leader, who focused on making a difference through...

Off the Record with Dr. Shantel Branch-Fleming

Off the Record with Dr. Shantel Branch-Fleming

Dr. Branch-Fleming has been with Fairview for 10 years as a family medicine physician and clinical lead at the Brooklyn Park and Bass Lake clinics. We asked her a few questions about her work and she shared insight and advice, along with her super power! What is best...

Off the Record with M. Osman Akhtar, COO

Off the Record with M. Osman Akhtar, COO

Osman joined Fairview as our Chief Operating Officer in July. He has 20 years experience in the health care industry. I asked him a few rapid fire questions about his work and learned about his leadership philosophy, how he stays resilient, and how he continues to...