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CRMC's Solheim cited as 'CEO to Know'

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) CEO John Solheim is the only administrator from Minnesota included in the recently published Becker's Hospital Review list of "50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know," which features leaders dedicated to advancing he...

CEO John Solheim
CEO John Solheim

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) CEO John Solheim is the only administrator from Minnesota included in the recently published Becker's Hospital Review list of "50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know," which features leaders dedicated to advancing healthcare in small towns and rural communities.

Individuals on the list include CEOs of hospitals located outside of a major metropolitan areas or healthcare hubs. They are dedicated to advancing healthcare in their communities and are tackling the challenges of providing healthcare in rural or small towns with vigor.

Solheim has served as CEO of CRMC since 2012. Under his leadership, CRMC opened a $5 million medical clinic in Baxter in 2013, a $2 million Business Support Services building on site in 2014, and a state-of-the-art, $13 million surgery center this year.

Also under Solheim's leadership, CRMC was named to Becker's Healthcare 150 Great Places to Work List and Minneapolis Star Tribune's Top Workplaces, received America's 100 Best Hospitals Women's Choice Award for Patient Experience and Obstetrics, and as a HCAHPS' Home Health Honors recipient.

The organization was also accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Center of Excellence.

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Solheim has 32 years of experience serving as CEO at four different healthcare facilities in Minnesota and Montana. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he served as the Montana ACHE Regent from 2003-06 and was recognized with ACHE's Distinguished Service Award in 2009.

Solheim is a member of the Minnesota Hospital Association Board and its rural health committee and has served as chair of the Montana Hospital Association and VHA Mountain States Board.

A graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Solheim received his Master's degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders through an editorial review process where a number of factors were considered, including awards received; local, regional and national leadership positions held; and their organizations' recent performance. Nominations were also considered.

The full list of "50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know" is available at www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/50-rural-hospitals-ceos-to-know-2015.html.

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