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A. STUART HANSON, 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 medicine and critical care in Minneapolis for over forty years. Author of many professional articles, he has written two books; "Do No Harm: A Personal Memoir" and "A Seniors Guide for Living Well and Dying Well: Conversations That Matter." He and his wife 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. He believes that what is learned in healthcare can be applied to all workplaces.

Current activities: Chair, Behavior at Work Collaborative, Inc; Member Physicians National Health Program


Past president, Twin Cities Medical Society; Past president Minnesota Medical Association; Past chair, Minnesota delegation to the American Medical Association; Past president, Minnesota SmokeFree Coalition