Leadership

American Cancer Society finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. cancer death rate

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Jan. 8, 2020] Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, 2.2 percent. And since 1992, the cancer death rate has dropped 29 percent. Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health chief medical officer Dr. Timothy Sielaff about the reasons behind the good news.

Allina Health CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler named to 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

[Modern Healthcare, December 6, 2019] Allina Health president and CEO, Dr. Penny Wheeler has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards and recognition program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to […]

Words of appreciation: Thank-you notes from 15 health system CEOs

[Becker’s Hospital Review, November 21, 2019] Penny Wheeler, MDPresident and CEO of Allina Health The disruption taking place in healthcare affirms what I know to be true in this time of Thanksgiving — the work each of you do to relieve suffering and improve the lives of those served and the support you give each […]

2019 CFO of the Year: Richard Magnuson, Allina Health

2019 CFO of the Year: Richard Magnuson, Allina Health

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Nov. 8, 2019] Despite 40 years of experience in health care, Allina Health Chief Financial Officer Richard Magnuson knows the changes happening in health care today require forward-looking innovation, not business as usual. As one of the state’s largest health systems, with over $4 billion in revenue and about 29,000 employees, […]

Allina Health’s Mike McMahan chair-elect of Minnesota Chamber Board

[Press & News, Oct. 19, 2019] Mike McMahan was elected chair-elect of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2019-20. He is chief integration officer at Allina Health and lives in Maple Grove. The Chamber elected new officers and board members in August, and they will formally begin at the Minnesota Chamber’s Annual […]

Patient-centered care becoming ‘person-centered care’

Patient-centered care becoming ‘person-centered care’

[Modern Healthcare, Sept. 14, 2019] A growing focus on patient-centered care—sometimes being called person centered care—at health systems is putting a spotlight on access, experience and the possibility of “hospital at home.” Health systems are broadening their definition of patient-centered care, sometimes extending the concept beyond clinical care by replacing the term “patient” with a […]

Ric Magnuson, Allina Health Chief Financial Officer

Healthcare CFOs look forward to value-based care, consumerism

[RevCycleIntelligence, September 6, 2019] Healthcare CFOs need to be strategic partners, not just financial gatekeepers, for their organizations to succeed under value-based care and other new ways of doing business. “Value-based care is the right thing to be doing from all perspectives. But it is a change from how we’re running and thinking about key […]

Regina Hospital president Helen Strike featured on Hastings radio station

[KDWA Radio, July 30, 2019] After being on the job as the new president of Allina Health’s Regina and River Falls Area Hospitals, Helen Strike sat down with Hastings radio stations KDWA’s Maureen McNeary to talk about her early impressions of Regina Hospital and Hastings. List to the interview here.

Helen Strike

Helen Strike named president of Regina Hospital and River Falls Area Hospital

[River Falls Journal, May 29, 2019] After spending a year and a half working at Press Ganey, Helen Strike will return to Allina Health as president of the Regina Hospital in Hastings and River Falls Area Hospital, effective June 1. Strike previously served as president of Allina’s Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn., from 2013-2016. “I […]

Patient access is the next frontier for health systems

[Modern Healthcare, May 18, 2019] It’s no longer enough to be there when a patient needs care. Now, health systems are seeking ways to get ahead by providing support before a patient experiences a health issue. Health systems are “expanding the notion of health,” according to Dr. Penny Wheeler, CEO of Minneapolis-based Allina Health. That […]