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Exec-in-Residence Features Allina CEO

SEPT. 29, 2006--Richard "Dick" Pettingill, president and CEO of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, will speak at UW-River Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 17 as part of the College of Business and Economics' Executive-in Residence Program.

Pettingill's presentation, "Allina's Strategic Journey: Revolutionizing Health Care," will be held in the River Room of Rodli Commons from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

When Pettingill arrived at Allina in 2002, he knew that the health care system needed radical change but thought that the change would be incremental and evolutionary. He set his sights on transforming Allina--taking it from a decentralized holding company to a high performing operating company, poised to be a national model for quality, community benefit and low-cost health care. Pettingill will cover the innovations implemented by Minnesota's largest health care organization to improve health care for patients and communities.

Pettingill has a bachelor's degree in public administration from San Diego State University, a master's degree in health care administration from San Jose State University, and completed the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership program in 2001.

President and CEO of Allina Hospitals and Clinics since 2002, Pettingill has a diverse background that includes spending several years at a premiere academic medical center,   a district and community hospital system, and Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's largest integrated health care systems.

Pettingill serves on the board of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and belongs to Rotary International, a global network of community volunteers.

The CBE Executive-in-Residence Program is sponsored by the Pierce-Pepin Cooperative Services.

For more information on the program, contact CBE Dean Barbara Nemecek at 715-425-3335 or .



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