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Allina Health Names Ann Madden Rice New President of Abbott Northwestern Hospital


Rice comes from University of California, Davis, Medical Center in

Allina Health is pleased to announced that Ann Madden Rice will become
the new president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Rice is currently
chief executive officer of the University of California, Davis, Medical
Center in Sacramento. She will assume her new role in mid-October. She
will also serve as senior vice president, Allina Health Operations.

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Ann Madden Rice (Photo: Business Wire)

Ann Madden Rice (Photo: Business Wire)

"During our search process for this role, we met with many incredibly
talented individuals. Ann, by far, rose to the top with her proven
ability for strategic and operational excellence, both balanced by her
true passion for relationships and caring for the whole person," said
Lisa Shannon, Allina Health chief operating officer. "She brings to us a
wealth of experience from both academic and community hospitals."

For the past ten years, Rice has served as the chief executive officer
of the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento.
The academic health system includes one of the country's best medical
schools, a 625-bed acute-care teaching hospital, a 1,000-member
physicians practice group and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.
It is also home to a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive
cancer center, an international neurodevelopmental institute, a stem
cell institute and a comprehensive children's hospital.

"It is a privilege to join this highly regarded institution and I am
honored to have been selected to become its next president," Rice said.
"Knowing the quality of the leaders and medical staff I've already met,
I can easily understand why Abbott Northwestern has the exceptional
reputation it has and I look forward to joining this outstanding team."

Just this week, the U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best
Hospitals report ranked Abbott Northwestern Hospital number one in the
Twin Cities and second overall in Minnesota. Additionally, Abbott
Northwestern received national rankings in eight specialty areas:
cardiology and heart surgery (#19), diabetes and endocrinology (#23),
geriatrics (#38), gynecology (#27), neurology and neurosurgery (#42),
orthopedics (#26), pulmonology (#47), and urology (#50). Abbott
Northwestern was also rated as high performing in gastroenterology & GI
surgery, and nephrology.

Prior to her current role, Rice served in leadership roles in many other
health systems, including holding the role of chief financial officer
and chief operating officer for the University of Iowa Hospitals and
Clinics. Ann has a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Administration
from Iowa State University and a master's degree in Accounting from the
University of Iowa.

In addition to her rich background in hospital leadership, Rice has a
strong commitment to the community and supporting causes in health care.
In May, she was recognized by the United Cerebral Palsy of Sacramento
and Northern California as its Humanitarian of the year. She is
frequently named among Becker's Hospital Review "Women Hospital and
Health System Leaders to Know" and has been recognized by many other
organizations and publications in California and Iowa.

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