Lena Hess

Lena Hess, DNP

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“By developing quality relationships with patients and their family, I am committed to creating a health care plan that aligns with the patient’s goals while providing compassionate, and respectful care.”

Clinical Expertise

Lena is a board-certified nurse practitioner who specializes in the treatment of patients with heart failure and other cardiac disease. She earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Minnesota, after having studied nursing at St. Catherine University. She has experience managing complex medical issues and comorbidities from her work with vulnerable adults and elderly individuals in long term care facilities. She joined the Hennepin Healthcare cardiology group, focusing on patients with heart failure.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
  • Minnesota APRN Coalition


  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner


“I enjoy spending time outdoors and planning the next great adventure with my family and friends.”