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Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Patricia Neuman
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Patricia Neuman graduated from college in Pennsylvania. She 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. 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.
2 hours sound cassette
45 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
02:04:18 running time
Interviewee: Neuman, Patricia
Interviewer: Rhees, David J. Ph.D.
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Creation: 01/14/1998 - 02/12/1998 (Interview dates: 1/14/1998 and 2/12/1998.)
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 87 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.104.11 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project'