Minnesota Dept. of Vets Affairs Names Eric Meittunen to Deputy Commissioner Role
Posted on June 1, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
Eric Meittunen has joined the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs as Deputy Commissioner - Veterans Healthcare. Eric will lead the Healthcare Division with responsibility for our five current and three new Veterans Homes, Adult Day Center, and Veteran Suicide Prevention initiative.
In addition to Eric’s service in the Minnesota Army National Guard, Eric completed a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management from Minnesota State Mankato, a master’s degree in Risk Control Management/Safety from the University of Wisconsin Stout, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Eric’s healthcare leadership experience includes roles as Hospital Safety Officer, Specialty Service line Clinical Quality, Heart Center clinical operations, Accountable Care, Health System Performance Excellence, and as Consultant to the United Kingdom’s National Health System. Recently Eric provided Health System Transformation Leadership to Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC) and Hennepin County, where he led work in the areas of Payer/Provider Partnership Innovations, Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity, Analytics, and Population Health Strategy operational execution.
Please join us in welcoming Eric to his new role at MDVA and into the LeadingAge Minnesota community.