Veteran healthcare executive succeeds Founder and industry pioneer CEO Stan Nelson
Scottsdale Institute Elects Don Wegmiller as Chairman
Scottsdale Institute, an association of advanced healthcare-delivery systems aimed at sharing best practices for information technology-enabled quality improvement, announced that its board of directors has elected Donald Wegmiller as Chairman. Mr. Wegmiller succeeds Stanley R. Nelson, SI’s co-founder and Chairman who passed away in August at the age of 85.
Mr. Wegmiller co-founded SI with Mr. Nelson and has served for nearly two decades as SI’s Vice Chairman. A renowned healthcare executive in his own right, he served as CEO of Allina Health System in Minneapolis and chairman of the American Hospital Association. He has also been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in 2002 was named by Modern Healthcare as one of “Healthcare’s 100 Most Powerful People.”
“Stan would want us to continue SI’s work and to grow the organization,” said Mr. Wegmiller. SI’s special appeal since its founding in 1992, he said, has been its intimate and informal forums for senior executives to share successes and lessons learned in the strategic deployment of IT. Besides its flagship annual spring conference in Scottsdale and Fall Forum at member organizations, SI offers teleconferences and publications as well as member collaboratives for IT benchmarking, clinical decision support, EHR platforms and health-IT management.
Mr. Wegmiller will continue as Chairman of C-Suite Resources, a business intelligence firm specializing in providing market intelligence on the healthcare industry to firms serving hospitals and health systems. He also serves as Chairman Emeritus of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, the nation’s leading authority on executive compensation and physician compensation for healthcare organizations. Previously he was Chairman and CEO of the firm.
Mr. Wegmiller earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health administration from the University of Minnesota.
Scottsdale Institute is a not-for-profit organization serving executives in leading health systems who wish to share experiences in information technology management. SI facilitates collaboration, education and networking on IT topics including strategy, deployment, adoption, national direction and trends, benchmarking and benefits realization. Fifty member organizations stay current on strategic IT-related issues through SI membership. For more information visit SI’s website at .