Dr. Chad Richardson named Director of Trauma Services

Dr. Chad Richardson
Dr. Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson, MD, was recently named Director of Trauma Services at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). He has been serving as Assistant Director since 2008 under his predecessor Dr. Arthur Ney, who chose to step down after 24 years as Director of Trauma Services. Dr. Ney, who developed HCMC’s successful trauma program (which achieved the state’s first Level I Trauma verification) remains an active trauma and general surgeon at HCMC.

“Dr. Richardson is well-prepared to lead us in the years ahead,” explains Dr. Mark Odland, Chief of Surgery at HCMC. “He’s an outstanding surgeon who is focused on delivering the best patient care possible for our trauma patients.”

Originally from Anoka, MN, Dr. Richardson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency training in surgery at HCMC. He received a fellowship in surgical critical care at HCMC and a fellowship in Renal Transplant at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Hennepin County Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center and public teaching hospital with the largest emergency department in the state. HCMC’s was the first hospital in Minnesota to achieve Level I Trauma Verification status, and in 2014 it will mark its 25th year as a Level I Trauma Center. In addition to the 462-bed acute care hospital and primary care and specialty clinics located in downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin offers primary care clinics in Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County.

Chad Greenway, Jeremy Roenick among athletes to visit hockey player at HCMC

Jack Jablonski, the inspirational young hockey player who sustained an injury to his spine after a game on December 30, has had a steady stream of visitors to his hospital room to offer encouragement and support. In addition to friends and family visits, several well-known athletes have also stopped by to see Jack.

The first one was Lou Nanne on January 2, who also spoke at a news conference with the Jablonski family on January 12 to promote enforcement of hockey rules to keep the game safe.

Other famous visitors include: Cal Clutterbuck, Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley of the Minnesota Wild;  Dan Brooks, (son of the legendary Herb Brooks); Olympian Rob McClanahan; San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture, Jamie McGinn, Joe Pavelski, Ryane Clowe;  and recently Chad Greenway of the Minnesota Vikings (on January 19) and and retired NHL star Jeremy Roenick (on January 20) also visited Jack at HCMC.

Jeremy Roenick and Jack and Max Jablonski

 

Chad Greenway with Jack and Max Jablonski
Chad Greenway, Leslie, Mike, Jack and Max Jablonski