Clinton is a nationally-recognized rural healthcare expert with more than 30 years of experience, both as a provider and consultant. His specialties include rural hospital performance improvement, physician-administration relationship building, and strategic planning.
- Deputy Director, Rural Telehealth Research Center
- Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa
- Medical Director, HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics
- BA, Miami University
- MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine
- MS, Administrative Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. MacKinney is a nationally-recognized rural healthcare expert with more than 30 years of experience, both as a provider and consultant. His career includes 14 years as a rural family physician, the ownership of a private practice, client services as a rural healthcare consultant, a stint as Medical Director for a globally-capitated primary care group with 210 employees and a $50 million budget, and a current appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Iowa.
His consulting and academic specialties include rural hospital performance assessments and improvement, quality and patient safety recommendations, physician-administration relationship building, strategic planning and mergers/affiliations between hospitals and among providers. Prior to joining Newpoint, Dr. MacKinney was a senior consultant at Stroudwater Associates.
Dr. MacKinney is a member of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Health Panel and has served on national committees for the Institute of Medicine, the Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. In his capacity as a rural health advocate, Dr. MacKinney writes and presents nationally. His professional interests include rural health system design, healthcare value, physician and administration relationships, physician payment, rural health policy and population-based healthcare.
Dr. MacKinney graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1982 and completed a family practice residency with the Mayo Clinic healthcare system in 1985. He maintains Family Practice Board certification and a Certificate of Added Qualifications in geriatrics. He continues to work as an emergency department physician in rural Minnesota. Dr. MacKinney received an M.S. in administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin.