Penny Wheeler, M.D., makes national list of Physician Leaders of Hospitals & Health Systems to Know

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 9/12/2017  Penny Wheeler, M.D., president and CEO of Allina Health, has been recognized as a physician leader by Becker's Healthcare in the 2017 edition of the Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems list.

The list features hospital and health system presidents and CEOs who also hold medical degrees. Becker’s said in a news release that all members featured on the list have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers.

“Many individuals have served in the top spots of multiple hospitals throughout their careers in addition to community boards and national organizations. These physicians also have accomplished clinical careers, giving them unique insight into the healthcare industry,” said Becker’s.

“Hospitals led by physicians consistently appear as top hospitals among rating and ranking sites such as U.S. News & World Report and Healthgrades. Many CEOs featured on this list have led their institutions through significant growth projects and technology installations, and continue to keep an eye on future development,” said Becker’s.

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Each issue reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital executives. Organizations cannot pay for inclusion and are presented in alphabetical order.

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 not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.