Allina Health Careers
The Executive Leadership Team sets strategies, monitors performance and oversees operational responsibilities throughout Allina Health.
Chief executive officer
Kenneth H. Paulus is the chief executive officer of Allina Health. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as the president and chief operating officer of Allina Health, responsible for the operations of Allina Health hospitals, specialty operations and clinic groups. In his time at Allina Health he has led numerous growth initiatives; including joint ventures, strategic partnerships and acquisitions that have positioned Allina Health as the market share leader in the region.
Before joining Allina Health in 2005, Mr. Paulus was president and chief executive officer of Massachusetts-based HealthOne Care System, one of the nation's largest integrated physician organizations and a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Before his time at HealthOne, he served as the chief operating officer of Boston-based Partners Community HealthCare/Partners HealthCare System. Partners HealthCare System is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School that includes two of the nation's leading hospitals - Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Mr. Paulus serves on the Board of Overseers for the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business, is a trustee with Hamline University, and serves on the executive committee and board of directors for the Minnesota Hospital Association.
Mr. Paulus is a Wisconsin native, was raised in Chicago, and is a 1983 graduate of the University of Minnesota Masters Program in Healthcare Administration. He earned his bachelors degree in biological sciences with a concentration in chemistry from Augustana College in Illinois.
Penny Ann Wheeler, MD
President and chief clinical officer
Penny Wheeler, MD, president and chief clinical officer (CCO) of Allina Health, leads the organization's clinical quality and improvement agenda by collaborating with medical staffs, the Allina Health Board of Directors' Physician Governance Council and medical directors. She is responsible for ensuring best-of-practice approaches, ongoing innovation and excellence in care, and supporting the development and retention of effective clinicians.
A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Wheeler has served patients at Women's Health Consultants in Minneapolis and taught as an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota. She has served as president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital's medical staff, as chairperson and vice-chairperson of the hospital's obstetrics and gynecology department and on numerous committees.
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