Donna Johnson, who led Allina Health's library for decades, dies of COVID-19 at 82

[Star Tribune, July 30, 2020] Donna Johnson became a nationally renowned medical library leader while overseeing Allina Health’s library during an era of dramatic change—from the start of mini computers with CD-ROM drives to videoconferencing.

While patients probably didn’t realize it, Johnson’s behind-the-scenes innovations helped doctors access up-to-date research — in Minneapolis and across rural Minnesota.

“She was constantly trying to figure out what’s the next thing we should be taking on to further our mission,” said Jim Bulger, Allina’s manager of library services. “She was constantly kind of pushing the envelope.”

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Posted on July 30, 2020 in Abbott Northwestern Hospital

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