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
Scott Erickson

Scott Erickson

manager of pharmacy services

  • Length of service at River Falls Area Hospital: since July 1986
  • Previous experience: pharmacist for United Hospital
Jason

Jason Bainbridge

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

  • Length of service: since July 2019
  • Previous experience: Registered nurse for 16 years. Manager of surgery, endoscopy, pain center, out-patient infusion and cancer center at Regina Medical Center.