Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed Sanne Magnan, president of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, as state health commissioner.
Magnan succeeds Dianne Mandernach, who announced her resignation in August after reports she withheld research findings on a rare cancer among Minnesota miners. Mandernachs resignation is effective Oct. 2. Magnan is expected to take her post in late October, a health department spokesman said.
Magnan, a physician, leaves ICSI, a Bloomington, Minn.-based quality improvement not-for-profit group, after a little more than a year as its chief executive. Prior to that, she spent 13 years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, most recently as vice president and medical director for consumer health, according to the insurer. -- by Melanie Evans
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