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Allina Health names Jill Ostrem President of Mercy and United Hospitals

Minneapolis (March 22, 2022) — Allina Health is pleased to announce Jill Ostrem has been named President of Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and United Hospital in St. Paul. In her new role as president, Ostrem provides executive leadership for hospital operations, facilities management, patient experience initiatives, development of staff and physicians, and strategic planning.

Ostrem previously held the Vice President of Operations role at United Hospital, where she was responsible for the hospital’s clinical, operational and financial performance.

“Jill is a skilled leader with a proven track record of developing high-performing teams that ensure sustained levels of success in complex hospital environments," said Lisa Shannon, president and CEO of Allina Health. “Her experience and ability to focus on our teams, combined with her knowledge of Allina Health’s long-term focus on Whole Person Care make Jill an ideal leader to ensure Mercy and United hospitals continue to serve their communities with outstanding, compassionate care."

Ostrem has more than 25 years managing large hospitals and clinics. She has held key leadership positions in other health systems across the country, including Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for Jefferson Health, New Jersey (formerly Kennedy Health) in New Jersey and as Senior Vice President of Health and Well-being at Parkview Health in Indiana.

“I am honored to lead the incredible, dedicated teams at Mercy and United hospitals,” said Ostrem. “Throughout my career I have prioritized working collaboratively to engage teams in our mission and achieve performance goals to provide a best-in-class care experience for the communities we serve. I look forward to building on the strong leadership at both hospitals and throughout the Allina Health system, and I am excited to continue our commitment to transform and improve the healthcare experience for our patients, staff and communities.”

A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Ostrem holds a Master's degree in Hospital & Health Services Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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.

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