Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) Board of Directors has named Kris Jacobson to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer. Jacobson has more than 33 years of experience working in healthcare and healthcare administration. She brings a wealth of knowledge, having worked in rural and larger healthcare systems in hospitals, clinics, outpatient, and long-term care settings.
“I look forward to working with all the dedicated people that serve JMHS. Keeping high-quality healthcare and services locally is important to me,” said Jacobson. “Together as a health care community, we will continue to listen to our patients and employees as we navigate the future.”
Both Jacobson and her husband, Tony, are from Aitkin, MN. They have four grown children (2 boys & 2 girls), a cat and in 2021, welcomed their first grandchild. Tony is a pilot, and they reside in Minneapolis when they are not working. Their hobbies include triathlon, cycling, golfing, tennis, hiking, hunting, and diving. Both enjoy spending time outdoors, being active in their church and civic organizations. They are looking forward to meeting new friends and neighbors in Dawson.
Jacobson has a BA in Management from the College of Saint Scholastic Duluth and an MBA from Bethel University in Saint Paul. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, a Licensed Assisted Living Director, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Administrators and the Society for Human Resource Management. She was a previous Board member of Leading Age Minnesota.
“We believe that Jacobson’s background and experience will be instrumental in assisting JMHS with the changing nature of health care,” said Aaron Olson, JMHS Board of Directors Chair. “As a Board, we are committed to moving forward as an independent, rural health system.”
Jacobson will start her interim CEO position on December 20. After the new year, the Board of Directors will begin the process of looking for a long-term/permanent Chief Executive Officer/ licensed Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrator. For more information, please contact Kristyn Wicht, Marketing Manager at 320-769-4323.