Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minnetonka, Minn., has created its first senior executive position to oversee patient safety at all 14 of its hospitals and appointed Barbara Balik, an Allina hospital president, to fill the position, executive vice president of safety and quality systems. Mark Mishek, who had been Allina's executive vice president for law and public affairs, has replaced Balik as president of 418-bed United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn., -- by Patrick Reilly
Allina exec to oversee patient safety systemwide
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