After recently stepping down as Minnesota's health commissioner, Dr. Sanne Magnan is returning to her old job as president and CEO of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, a Bloomington, Minn.-based not-for-profit healthcare quality improvement organization that works with 60 medical groups and hospitals and is sponsored by five health plans in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Former Minn. health director returns to old job
Magnan, 58, replaces Dr. Kent Bottles, who left the organization this past summer. The institute's COO, John Sakowski, has been serving as interim president since then.
Magnan was the institute's president in 2006 and 2007, before then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed her to be the state's health commissioner; Pawlenty did not seek re-election. As the ICSI's president, Magnan led collaborations involving provider groups, health plans, employers, policymakers and patients on treating depression and ensuring the appropriate use of diagnostic-imaging technology, according to a news release from the institute.
She previously worked as the vice president of and medical director for consumer health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
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