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Patricia Neuman

2 hours, January 14, 1998 and February 12, 1998, Department of Trade and Economic Development, Metro Square Building and Minnesota History Center, both in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Interviewer: David Rhees

Interview Excerpt:
Audio MP3 File | Excerpt Transcript

Subjects Discussed: Education, interest in health care; her experiences doing public relations and marketing work for hospitals in an era of hospital mergers; experiences with the state health department—Governor’s Commission on Promoting Minnesota’s Health Care Resources, promoting state through “Minnesota, Great State of Health” campaign. Moving to the Department of Trade and Economic Development—Minnesota Health Care Council, Medical Alley Association: involvement with Medical Alley board, publishing a directory of companies, forming the trade association, hosting monthly meetings and other events, names of members of the various boards and commissions; state support of Medical Alley Association efforts, hosting a WorldMed meeting—showcasing latest and greatest in the industry; changes necessitated by budget cuts; why Minnesota is a health care industry leader; what attracts or discourages different companies from coming to Minnesota; availability of venture capital; role of startups; globalization of the industry.

Sound Recordings:
User copy: 2 60-minute cassettes
Original: 2 60-minute cassettes

Restrictions on Use: None

Transcript: 45 pages

Accession Number: AV 2001.104.11


Biographical Information

Patricia Neuman graduated from college in Pennsylvania. She has worked primarily in public relations and marketing for the Children’s Home Society, St. Mary’s Hospital, Health Resources, the Minnesota State Department of Health and the Minnesota State Department of Trade and Economic Development. She developed the “Minnesota, Great State of Health” campaign.

Patricia Neuman