Allina Health's retiring CEO addresses succession

[HealthLeaders Magazine, October 21, 2021] In September, Allina Health announced that Penny Wheeler, MD, who has served as CEO of the health system since 2015, will retire from her position at the end of 2021.

Wheeler will remain on the board while Lisa Shannon, who currently serves as president and COO of the Minneapolis-based health system, will succeed her.

A self-proclaimed "accidental CEO," Wheeler has served in several roles at Allina for decades, including working as a physician, and leading as president of the Abbott Northwestern Medical Staff, serving as CMO of the health system, and becoming the first physician and first woman to lead the organization.

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Posted on October 21, 2021 in Penny WheelerLeadershipleadership

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