Allina Health names David Joos new president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital

MINNEAPOLIS (April 19, 2022) — Allina Health is pleased to announce David Joos will become the new president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital when Ann Madden Rice retires in May 2022. Joos is currently Abbott Northwestern Hospital, vice president, Operations—a role he’s held since its inception in 2018. 

"We are grateful to have David take on this new position. He came to Allina Health with a strong record of consistently delivering excellence in health care business development, change management and leadership development,” said Sara Criger, senior vice president, Operations and Acute Care Services for Allina Health. “While at Abbott Northwestern, he’s navigated an exceedingly difficult time in health care by working in partnership with leaders, staff and physicians to provide a new level of support so our teams can continue to  focus on delivering the best care for our patients and supporting the community we serve.”

david joosJoos has more than 20 years of diverse health care administration experience in several complex health care delivery systems. Before joining Allina Health, he served as division vice president of operations at KentuckyOne Health in Louisville, Ky., where he was responsible for operations at Jewish Hospital, a highly specialized tertiary and quaternary referral center, and oversaw access and care coordination across the delivery system’s 13 hospitals. In addition to his work in Kentucky, Joos has experience leading patient access, outpatient services and operations at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., and OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio. 

“It is a great honor to begin this new role with Allina Health at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. It is an outstanding team, and it’s clear why the work of the medical staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is recognized among the top in the nation. The commitment to realizing all the connected needs of a patient and the focus on delivering seamless Whole Person Care are consistently carried out at Abbott Northwestern Hospital,” said Joos. “I’m excited to be part of a transformative time for Abbott Northwestern Hospital as we revitalize the campus to better care for patients and strengthen our commitment to the community we serve.”

Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s services, doctors and nurses are nationally acclaimed for exceptional expertise and care. For nine straight years, Abbott Northwestern Hospital has retained its first-place ranking for Best Hospital in the Twin Cities and second in Minnesota in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. Abbott Northwestern Hospital is proud to be a Magnet Recognition Program® designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. As a recipient of the highest level of nursing recognition, the Magnet designation recognizes Abbott Northwestern Hospital for its quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

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