50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2017
President/CEO, Allina Health
Dr. Penny Wheeler is president and CEO of Allina Health. Before being named CEO, she was the system's chief clinical officer, responsible for leading the organization's quality and value initiatives through alignment of the clinical and operational leadership. A board-certified OB-GYN, Wheeler served patients at Women's Health Consultants, was president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital's medical staff, chaired the Allina Health Quality Committee and served on Allina Health's board of directors. In addition to her current role, Wheeler serves on the board of Portico Healthnet, an organization dedicated to helping uninsured Minnesotans receive affordable health coverage and care.