Leadership team

Helen Strike

Helen Strike

president

  • As the president of River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital in Hastings, Minn., Helen Strike provides leadership for hospital operations, patient experience, staff and physicians, and strategic planning. Helen previously served as president of Allina Health Mercy Hospital – Unity campus from 2013 through 2016. 
  • Helen was a registered nurse before she moved into leadership roles. She has also held positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville and Regions Hospital in St. Paul. She has also done consulting work for Navigant Consulting and, most recently, Press Ganey. She began her current role in June 2019.
jen loesch

Jen Loesch

 director of patient care services

  • Length of service: since May 2004
  • Previous experience: director of quality, safety and performance improvement at River Falls Area Hospital.
Cyndy Bayer

Cynthia Bayer

manager of quality & risk, River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital


  • Length of service: since 1997
  • Previous experience: quality and risk manager and nursing leadership roles at River Falls Area Hospital since 2000
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Bruce Craven

director of operations and finance

  • Length of service at River Falls Area Hospital: since 2008
  • Previous experience: business consultant for Fairview, director of finance at AdventHealth
McElmuury

Linda McElmurry

director of human resources, River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital

  • Length of service: since July 2018
  • Previous experience: 27 years in human resources field including HR manager at Carlson School of Management and senior HR generalist at Mercy Hospital, Allina
Poellinger

Brandi Poellinger

community benefit & engagement manager, River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital

  • Length of service at Regina Hospital: since 2015
  • Previous experience: 15 years in community health, marketing and work site wellness at Regina, River Falls and Osceola Medical Center
Jason

Jason Bainbridge

interim director of operations, River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospita

  • Length of service at Regina Hospital: December 2005
  • Previous experience: Registered nurse for 16 years. Manager of surgery, endoscopy, pain center, outpatient infusion and cancer center at Regina Medical Center.
  • Director of Operations since July 2019