Allina Health’s Lisa Shannon assumes role of CEO

MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 4, 2022) — Allina Health is pleased to announce that Lisa Shannon, formerly Allina Health’s president and chief operating officer, has assumed the role of CEO for the Allina Health system as of Jan.1, 2022. Shannon has the responsibility to set the overall strategic direction for Allina Health, ensuring the organization delivers exceptional care and supports the health and well-being of its employees and of all those served.

“Throughout my entire career, I have remained passionate about quality care and elevating the voice and expertise of those who are doing the work to deliver on our caring mission,” said Lisa Shannon, CEO of Allina Health. “This is more important now than ever as we navigate this critical time in health care. I am deeply honored to have been entrusted to lead such an exceptional organization with a reputation for clinical excellence, commitment to community and redefining systems of care to include all facets of the human experience. While times remain challenging, I step into this role with tremendous hope, gratitude and energy for the future of Allina Health and what we can accomplish together to improve the lives of those we are privileged to serve.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Shannon served as president and chief operating officer, accountable for driving exceptional clinical, operational and financial performance, thus allowing Allina Health to deliver quality, affordable care to the communities we serve.

Before joining Allina Health, Shannon held the roles of chief operating officer and president of health system delivery, for KentuckyOne Health, the largest integrated health system in Kentucky. Preceding her time at KentuckyOne Health, Shannon served in several executive leadership roles at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, including three years as chief operating officer.

Shannon began her career as a clinical dietitian at The Community Hospital in Springfield, Ohio, and spent 10 years at OhioHealth Corporation in Columbus, rising to vice president of ambulatory services. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio and earned a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. 

Shannon places a great deal of value on community engagement. She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Twin Cities United Way and the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business Strategic Board of Advisors.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A nonprofit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospital campuses, 14 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.