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Leadership team

  • David-Joos

    David Joos

    operations executive; interim co-president

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern:  since 2018
    • Previous experience: division vice president, operations, KentuckyOne Health in Louisville; operations administrator, Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and OhioHealth in Columbus
    • Education:  master’s business administration (Ohio University, Athens); bachelor of science (Ohio State University, Columbus)

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    Dennis O'Hare, MD

    vice president, medical affairs; interim co-president

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2012
    • Length of service at Allina Health: since 1986
    • Previous experience: vice president of medical affairs, Mercy Hospital; medical director roles with Allina Health
    • Education: medical degree (Creighton University School of Medicine), master's degree in administrative medicine

    Earl-Beitzel

    Earl Beitzel

    vice president, finance

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern:  since 2018
    • Previous experience:  vice president, finance and business development, Allina Health Group; vice president, finance and business development, Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health; vice president and CFO, HealthPartners
    • Education: bachelor of science, accounting and mathematics (Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN)
    • Certification:  Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

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    Tony LaCroix-Dalluhn, MSN, BSN, RN

    vice president, operations

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern:  since 1994
    • Previous experience:  emergency medical technician, staff RN, patient care manager (Emergency Department, observation, radiology); patient care director (Emergency Department, observation, trauma program, emergency management, orthopedics, staffing office, patient placement, social work, care coordination)
    • Education:  bachelor of arts, physiology (University of Minnesota); associate degree, nursing (Minneapolis Community and Technical College); bachelor of science, nursing (St. Catherine University); master of science, nursing leadership (Metropolitan State University)

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    Richard Meyer

    president, Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2007
    • Previous experience: vice president of organizational advancement for Minnesota Masonic Homes and director of the Children's Theatre Company's development program
    • Education: political science degree (University of Washington in Seattle), jurisprudence degree (University of Minnesota)

    Mandy-Richards

    Mandy Richards, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CNRN

    vice president, patient care, Abbott Northwestern; system chief nursing officer, Allina Health

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern:  since 2017
    • Previous experience:  patient care director, neuroscience, spine and critical care, Abbott Northwestern Hospital; director of clinical programs, neuroscience-spine service line, Allina Health; vice president, patient care services/chief nursing officer, United Hospital, part of Allina Health; vice president, clinical operations, Abbott Northwestern
    • Education: bachelor of nursing (Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia); master of science, nursing, (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

    Sarah-Stumme

    Sarah Stumme

    vice president, human resources

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern:  since 2018
    • Previous experience:  director of human resources, system office, Allina Health; director of human resources, Owatonna Hospital and District One Hospital, part of Allina Health
    • Education: bachelor of arts, human resources management (Concordia University); master of arts, organizational management (Concordia University)­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

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    Tom Talley

    vice president, operations, cardiovascular service line

    • Length of service at Abbott Northwestern: since 2011
    • Previous experience: CEO, Asheville Cardiology Associates, Asheville, North Carolina
    • Education: bachelor’s degree, business administration (Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan., master's degree, business administration and management, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.)