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Dr. Penny Wheeler
President and CEO,
Allina has focused on the behavioral health crisis under Wheeler’s leadership, including the “Be the Change” initiative, which aims to understand and address employee perceptions of mental health issues. Allina also trained staff on how to engage fellow employees on how to overcome preconceived notions about mental health. In the CEO power panel in May, Wheeler said Allina’s care teams provides patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid screenings for health determinants like: food insecurity, transportation access and interpersonal safety.