Leadership team

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Gretchen Frederick, RN, MA

director of patient care and quality

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since January 2005
  • Previous experience: Quality Consultant for Allina Health regional hospitals and Director of Care Management at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Education: Bachelor's of Nursing (St. Scholastica) and a Masters in Human Service and Health Administration (St. Mary's University)
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Heather Johnson

director of operations, finance and business development

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since April 2015
  • Previous experience: Joined Allina Health in 2008 as a Performance Improvement Consultant at Mercy Hospital. Most recently, Director of Operations at Mercy Hospital.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City SD) and Master of Healthcare Administration (University of Minnesota)
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Robert Mullaney, MD

director of medical affairs

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since July 2017
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Karla Heeter

foundation executive director

  • Length of service at Buffalo Hospital: since 2008
  • Previous experience: Wright County Commissioner (2003 - 2008), Community Health Foundation - Cancer Project Director (1998 - 2001), ISD 877 - Community Partnership Facilitator (1991 - 1998), Stuart Corporation - Resident Services Director (1988 - 1991)