A. Stuart Hanson, MD, FACCP, FACP, MD, FACCP, FACP ~ CHAIR
Dr. Hanson grew up in Minneapolis, attended Washburn High School, Dartmouth College, and Dartmouth and the University of Minnesota medical schools. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and Japan and practiced pulmonary and critical-care medicine. He has previously written Do No Harm: A Personal Memoir. He lives with his wife in Minneapolis. They have two adult children.
A retired Pulmonary And Critical Care Physician at Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Hanson has been involved with medical workplace issues since 1989, when it became evident that in order to encourage the healthcare system to address violence, abuse, neglect as a significant healthcare problem, it was necessary to create an abuse free workplace.
In the ensuing 25 years, Dr. Hanson’s mission has been to learn how to address individual behaviors and improve workplace cultures. He strives to share with others the understanding that a healthy workplace is closely tied to patient safety, clinical outcomes, and health worker job satisfaction, productivity, retention, and absenteeism. Dr. Hanson’s vision is the realization of a healthcare delivery system where all its hospitals, clinics, and other sites are exemplary places to work, where patients, visitors, health professionals, and other employees treat each other with respect, trust, care, and compassion.
Current activities: Chair, Behavior at Work Collaborative, Inc.
Past president, Twin Cities Medical Society Senior Physicians Association; Interviewer, University of Minnesota Medical School Admissions Committee; Member, Twin Cities Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association, American, Medical Association, Physicians National Health Program