Fairview Health Services selects new COO, CMO & chief nursing executive

Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services appointed three new senior executives.

Fairview named M. Osman Akhtar COO. Most recently, he was vice president of operational integration for Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health.

Laura Reed, DNP, RN, is Fairview's new chief nursing executive. She previously served as chief nurse executive and COO at Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare.

Fairview tapped Mark Welton, MD, to serve as CMO. He is the former Harry A. Oberhelman Jr. Professor of Surgery and chief of colon and rectal surgery at Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine. He also served as chief of staff for Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto.

"These new leaders complement the strong senior executive team that is in place at Fairview and share the team's commitment to excellence and continual improvement," said Ann Hengel, chair, Fairview Board of Directors. "As we fully integrate our expanded system and enhance our partnership with the University of Minnesota, this team will serve us well."

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