Richard Heinrich, MD

Richard L. Heinrich, M.D. is currently the Hospice Medical Director for HealthPartners Hospice and Palliative Care Program as well as Chief of the Geriatric Psychiatry Consultation Service within the Geriatric Division of HealthPartners. HealthPartners is an integrated care delivery system in the Twin Cities. It has over 30 Clinics, and practices in several hospitals and 80+ nursing homes. Dr. Heinrich was previously Department Head of Group Health, where he implemented a large-scale organizational change project to integrate mental health, primary and specialty care. He is currently involved in two projects: one to change program culture to promote the craft of interdisciplinary team care within a hospice program, and a second to develop system wide, systematic advance care planning. He is the Director of the Center for End of Life Care of the Descriptive Psychology Institute.