Skip to main content

Hennepin County health system selects new CEO

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., the parent organization that operates HCMC in downtown Minneapolis, has hired Jon Pryor, 56, as its new chief executive officer, the Star Tribune reports. He will begin his new role April 1.

“Hennepin is where I learned to be a doctor,” Pryor told the newspaper. “I learned the practice of medicine, the care of medicine and the compassion that comes with it at Hennepin. This is a coming home for me.”

Pryor is currently the top executive of Medical College Physicians at Milwaukee’s Medical College of Wisconsin.

“Dr. Pryor will be a transformational leader because of his passion for the mission of HCMC, his experience as an outstanding clinician, and his high level of business acumen from his time with a national business consulting firm and service as CEO of a large medical practice,” Sharon Sayles Belton, chair of the HHS board, said in a news release. “He is bringing that experience and passion home to where he started as a medical resident in the HCMC Surgery Residency program. He knows first-hand the essential role that HCMC plays in our community.”

He replaces interim CEO David Jones who took over the role after Arthur Gonzales resigned last summer to take the top spot at a public health system in Denver.

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500

Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

bad roads, blizzard

No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

holy angels high school j nelson

Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

radio station, microphone

Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

Gophers basketball

Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game

It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."

Raheem Morris

Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.

train crossing S Boardman Ave, New York Mills, Minnesota - August 2013 crop GSV

Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'

The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.

ambulance

Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash

The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.

hwy 41 engler boulevard crash crop

Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours

A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.

covid test 6

You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.

Related