Even in these circumstances, however, there were some people who carried a heavier load and supported others. Some—not all, but some—of these remarkable heroes have been recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as Healthcare Heroes.

Greg Beilman, MD, Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Clinical Administration, University of Minnesota Medical School; Senior Vice President of Acute Care Operations with M Health Fairview, has made the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2022 List of Healthcare Heroes, recognizing his extraordinary service in designing and implementing response to COVID-19, and for providing leadership from the front lines of clinical care.

Physician — Health-system-based

Dr. Gregory Beilman, University of Minnesota Medical School and M Health Fairview

“A retired colonel in the Army Reserves with five military deployments including Iraq and Afghanistan, Greg Beilman, MD, helped lead the statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, serving in an incident command center for our health system while playing a critical role in the conversion of Bethesda Hospital into Minnesota’s first and only dedicated COVID-19 hospital. Beilman also serves as a professor of surgery and an associate dean at the University of Minnesota Medical School and is the leader of the new Translational Center for Resuscitative Trauma Care.”

The MSPBJ's second annual Health Care Heroes awards program will honor Twin Cities individuals for putting innovation, care, dedication and compassion to work to improve the human condition on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Learn more about the award ceremony! #mspbjhealthcareheroes