IDEA – Storytelling Series with Dr. Penny Wheeler
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) storytelling series continues with Dr. Penny Wheeler, former Chief Executive Officer, Allina Health. We are excited for her to share her story. Dr. Wheeler will share her journey from obstetrician to CEO and how she brings her authentic self to her roles
About our speaker:
Former Chief Executive Officer, Allina HealthPenny Wheeler, MD, is the recently retired chief executive officer of Allina Health. During her tenure, Allina advanced its whole person care commitment by advancing care for those who have too often been incompletely served—those with mental health and addiction challenges, disabilities, or those who have faced care disparities due to race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Additionally, Allina has been a leader in transitioning to value-based rewards to improve the community health and wellness most impactfully.Under her leadership, Allina was named by IBM Watson as one of the top 5 large health systems in the country. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she served as president and chief clinical officer of Allina Health, responsible for leading the organization’s quality and value agenda. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Wheeler served patients at Women’s Health Consultants in Minneapolis. She continues on the Allina Board as well as the Boards of the University of Minnesota Foundation, St. Thomas University, NRC, and Cedar Cares. NRC and Cedar are both committed to improving the experience of those served by health care.
Dr. Wheeler was recently recognized as a Luminary by Modern Health Care for her multiple appearances on their top 25 Women Leaders in Health Care list. In addition, she received an award as one of the 100 most influential people in health care and was recognized as one of the 50 most influential clinical executives. Dr. Wheeler continues to be involved in national, state and local efforts to reduce suffering and improve health care.
She is a proud “triple Gopher” with her undergraduate degree, medical degree, and residency completed at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
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