PRESS, MEDIA, & SPEAKERS

Media Inquiries & Top Experts

PrairieCare is one of the nation’s most innovative psychiatric health systems.

If you are a member of the media and looking for a topic expert for mental illness, we are here to assist you.  Topics may include anxiety, depression, digital screen time, family mental health, addiction, and general topics including the state of mental health in Minnesota.

 

Interviews & Topics

Please reach out for any interview and mental health related topic requests by reaching out to our PR Team at Bellmont Partners via email at prairiecaremedia@bellmontpartners.com.

Filming & Photography

We ask that all filming and/or photography inquiries go through the Marketing and Public Relations team to respect our patients by email to marketing@prairie-care.com.

PrairieCare History

PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group were founded in 2009 by Stephen R. Setterberg, MD, a practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists

Since the beginning, the organizations have experienced nearly 25% growth in patient visits each year. PrairieCare provides services at 10 locations in Minnesota, with plans for continued expansion to meet the mental health needs of the community. PrairieCare has over 700 employees and PrairieCare Medical Group has over 200 specialty clinicians, and is one of the largest groups of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the Midwest.

Timeline

PrairieCare Through The Years

  • 2005: Opened Minnetonka Clinic & PHP (founded as Prairie St. John’s)
  • 2006: Opened Woodbury Clinic & PHP (founded as Prairie St. John’s)
  • 2007: Moved Minnetonka services to Edina
  • 2009: Founded PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group. Established formal affiliation with University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2011: Opened 20-bed Maple Grove Hospital and Maple Grove PHP
  • 2012: Expanded Edina and Woodbury locations
  • 2013: Opened After-School IOP’s
  • 2014: Opened Chaska Clinic and PHP, Rochester Clinic and IOP, Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL)
  • 2015: Opened PrairieCare Institute
  • 2015: Opened 50-bed Brooklyn Park Hospital
  • 2016: Opened PrairieCare Maplewood Clinic and PHP
  • 2016: Founded the PrairieCare Child & Family Fund, non-profit 501(c)3
  • 2017: Opened the PrairieCare Medical Group Center for Neurotherapeutics offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and First Episode Psychosis services
  • 2017: Expanded inpatient capacity to 71-beds
  • 2017: Opened Brooklyn Park Medical Office Building which houses PHP, Adult IOP and Clinic services (relocating services from Maple Grove)
  • 2017: Opened PrairieCare Medical Group program in Mankato offering Intensive Outpatient Services for youth
  • 2019: Expanded services in Rochester and Mankato
  • 2021: Received legislative approval to expand inpatient capacity to 101-beds (anticipated opening fall 2023)

Media Resources

Press Releases

Media Resources

Publications

Minnesota Physician, April 2020
Life in a global pandemic: Helping patients cope
By: Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA

On Feb. 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the name of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that had spread terror throughout Asia and Europe, and by then had already claimed the lives of thousands. Efforts to slow the spread to the United States was a topic of alarm and uncertainty. We knew little about COVID-19, which seemed shrouded in mystery, so far untreatable, and highly discriminatory to the elderly and those with weakened immune systems…

Minnesota Physician, December 2019

Minnesota’s Leading Edge: Creativity and collaboration
By: Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA

Our nation is amidst a mental health crisis. For the last decade we have seen an increase in the prevalence of psychiatric conditions, deaths from opioid overdoses, and suicide rates, coupled with a drastic increase in people with mental illness who are homeless or incarcerated. All too often, barriers to accessing care result in individuals and families enduring crisis and experiencing traumatic events that could have been prevented. We are also facing a substantial shortage of psychiatrists as well as access to inpatient beds and specialized psychiatric care. Studies demonstrate a public perception that mental illnesses are linked to dangerousness or violence. Funding strategies are constantly shifting at the federal and state levels, and the insurance reimbursement for psychiatrists is, on average, 21% less than for primary care physicians…

Minnesota Physician, February 2016
Change Management: Anticipation vs. Reaction
By: Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA
It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who was known for his doctrine that change is central to the universe. Among his many writings, he stated that nothing remains the same and everything changes. Now, nearly 2,500 years later, managers in all aspects of business continue to philosophize about the best ways to understand and manage change. We could say that one thing has in fact remained unchanged, and that is our constant struggle to understand and manage change. Managing change has traditionally been characterized by using psychological and behavioral tactics to manipulate processes or systems, such as using the “carrot and stick” method of motivation. However, change is more successfully managed through thoughtful multi-dimensional assessments and using tactics deployed through understanding and engineering technical measures…
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Minnesota Medicine, March 2015
Psychiatric Assistance Line: One Solution to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
By: Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA
Having timely access to mental health care is critical for children with psychiatric disorders. Because there is an extreme shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the United States, initial assessment and treatment of children with psychaitric disorders often occurs in primary care settings. To increase the likelihood of positive health outcomes for these children, primary care physicians need to be better equipped to meet children’s mental health needs. One way is to offer them easier access to child and adolescent psychiatrists…
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Minnesota Physician, January 2015
Integrative Mental Health Strategies for Kids
By: Tim Culbert, MD
Rates of neurodevelopmental/behavioral/emotional disorders in kids, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, learning disorders, and depression, continue to rise in the United States. In fact, a 2014 study in Pediatrics that reviewed data from 2001 to 2011 concluded that childhood disability increased from 6.9 percent in 2001 to 7.9 percent in 2011…
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Minnesota Physician, October 2014

Psychiatric consultations for children: Practical, convenient, and free resources for primary care
By Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA, and Linda Vukelich
For decades, the shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) and other specialized mental health practitioners has resulted in the challenge of meeting the overwhelming mental health needs in communities all over the country. These needs include managing chronic illnesses like depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders; to triaging and treating acute disorders, like suicidality, that rise to the level of a psychiatric…
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PrairieCare Speakers Bureau

PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group are proud to maintain a Speakers Bureau of accomplished experts and clinicians available to the community. The Speakers Bureau is designed to extend our expertise in mental health, psychiatry, holistic medicine, and healthcare leadership to schools, hospitals, counties, and other agencies. Our speakers can customize presentation content and duration to suit your organization’s specific needs. This may range from providing a two-hour presentation to a multi-day workshop.Please email your request to: rstinnett@prairie-care.com.