Todd Forkel will succeed Ron Jacobson as regional president and CEO of 267-bed Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen, S.D., effective Dec. 19. Jacobson is retiring after 22 years with the hospital, according to an Avera news release.
Forkel tapped for CEO post at Avera St. Luke's
Forkel, 42, currently serves as senior vice president of operations of 94-bed Innovis Health, Fargo, N.D. He held several previous roles at Avera St. Luke's, including vice president of clinics, and he also was director of radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
While at Innovis, which is part of Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health, Forkel spearheaded the rollout of the hospital's electronic medical record system and an organizational excellence initiative, according to the release.
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