About Us: Pioneer ACO & Next Generation ACO


Park Nicollet was in the Pioneer ACO program from 2012-2015. In 2016, Park Nicollet transitioned into the Next Generation ACO and is one of 21 organizations in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services program. If you would like to learn more about the Pioneer or Next Generation ACO program, click here. You can also see a listing of Park Nicollet's clinicians and physicians, or refer to our Find a Doctor page to review their bios. 

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

ACO Name and Location
Park Nicollet Pioneer ACO
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

ACO Primary Contact
Donna Zimmerman

ACO Participants
List of ACO providers
List of preferred providers

Park Nicollet Pioneer ACO Governing Body
Board of Directors

ACO Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

Pioneer ACO Steering Committee:
Donna Zimmerman, Senior VP Government and Community Relations, HealthPartners, Sponsor & Committee Member
Roxanna Gapstur, COO Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, SVP Home Care Hospice Geriatrics HealthPartners, Sponsor & Committee Member
John Misa, MD, Chief of Primary Care, Park Nicollet, Sponsor & Committee Member
Linda Bauermeister, RN, Director of Population Health, Park Nicollet, Co-Chair of Steering Committee
Kristi Lyon, VP Payer Relations, Park Nicollet, Committee Member
Beth Waterman, RN, Chief Improvement Officer, HealthPartners, Committee Member
Kody Koepke, Director of Pricing and Data Analysis, Park Nicollet, Committee Member
Kris Kopski, MD, Medical Director, Primary Care, Park Nicollet, Pioneer Consultant, Committee Member
Chad Heim, Director of Health Informatics, HealthPartners
Kristen Schroeder, Project Manager, Park Nicollet, Committee Coordinator

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Pioneer ACO Performance Year 1: $0
  • Pioneer ACO Performance Year 2: $2.1M
  • Pioneer ACO Performance Year 3: $1.8M
  • Pioneer ACO Performance Year 4: TBD
  • Next Generation ACO Performance Year 1: TBD

How Shared Savings are Distributed
Reinvest in infrastructure to support quality patient care: 100%