Allina Health promotes Lisa Shannon to President and Chief Operating Officer

MINNEAPOLIS (September 30, 2020) - On September 24, Lisa Shannon assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of Allina Health. In her new role as President, Shannon will expand her scope by leading Strategy and Business Development for the health care system, in addition to her existing oversight responsibility for Allina Health’s hospitals, primary and specialty care divisions, and information services as Chief Operating Officer. 

Shannon joined Allina Health in August of 2017 to lead operations and to position Allina as the leader in delivering high quality, integrated complex care across all geographies served by our system. So far during her three-year tenure at Allina Health, Shannon has significantly advanced the integration of services across the health care system, introduced and fostered a safety culture built upon the tenants of a high reliability organization, and advanced organizational capabilities to deliver on our Whole Person Care approach which honors all aspects of health—mind, body, spirit and community—for the those we are serve and for the employees of Allina Health.

“Navigating the increasingly dynamic health care environment presents a unique opportunity to transform the delivery of health care to be more accessible, equitable, affordable and holistic,” said Dr. Penny Wheeler, CEO of Allina Health. “This is Allina’s Whole Way to Better transformation and Lisa's promotion to the role of President affirms my utmost confidence in her leadership and proven ability to lead us well into our next chapter. I look forward to continuing to work alongside her in her expanded role.” 

Shannon has a deep personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and her values-driven approach to leadership has helped further the critical work of connecting Allina Health with the diverse communities it serves.

Prior to joining Allina Health, Shannon served multiple senior executive roles with KentuckyOne Health, Spectrum Health in Michigan and OhioHealth.


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, 15 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.