Mercy Hospital’s Sara Criger is reshaping the delivery of health care

Sara Criger, president, Mercy Hospital

Sara Criger, president, Mercy Hospital

[Minnesota Business, Jan. 26, 2017] Sara Criger, president of Allina’s Mercy Hospital, is a serial change agent. Her leadership has impacted a number of hospitals in the metro area, including Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Criger grew up planning to become a nurse like her mother, and while attending college, worked full time to pay for school. To gain experience in the medical field, she began working as a certified medical assistant. She soon realized she was interested in the leadership side of health care, switching her education focus from nursing to management.

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