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Allina Health and Abbott Northwestern Hospital - Senior Vice President, Allina Health Operations and President, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

Allina Health, a fully integrated, 12-hospital health system headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, seeks a strategic and dynamic healthcare leader to serve as its next Senior Vice President, Allina Health Operations and President, Abbott Northwestern Hospital (ANW).  This is a tremendous opportunity to join an extraordinary health system and lead the largest acute care hospital in the Twin Cities with nearly 700-staffed beds, 5,000 employees, and 2,000 physicians.  ANW is a statewide and regional referral center, Magnet designated, and nationally recognized for excellence in care delivery.

As Allina Health continues to advance a strategy focused on Whole Person Care, the next President of Abbott Northwestern will emphasize an approach to value-based care, positioning the flagship hospital to operate as part of a large integrated delivery system.  She/he will also have an opportunity to shape this newly created role in advancing clinical service strategies across the Allina Health System.  The President will arrive during an exciting time for ANW, as they continue to seek opportunities to leverage their national reputation for high quality care, System-wide capabilities, and clinical strengths in order to strengthen their designation as a destination referral center for Allina Health and beyond.  ANW has attracted and retained world-class physicians despite staunch competition from Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Hospital.  The highly engaged clinical enterprise at ANW is entrepreneurial and innovative, spreading clinical best practices across the entirety of the health system and serving as the incubator for new clinical programs and services.

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer of Allina Health, the new President will bring operational strength, strategic prowess, and political acumen to bear on the position.  This leader will bring depth of experience within a high-performing, high-volume complex delivery system, which appreciates and supports a pluralistic model of physician employment and alignment.  The successful candidate will bring broad executive leadership experience within a high performing regional referral center and will have well-established strategic, operational, management, communication and interpersonal skills along with a genuine passion for patient care.

To find out more, please direct all nominations, expressions of interest and/or resumes to Donna Padilla or Jason Petros, preferably via e-mail, to

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