Published on July 16, 2019

Altru Health System’s Board of Directors

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Health System announces the election of two new members to the board of directors.

  • William McKinnon, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Regional Operations at Altru Health System, has been named a member of Altru’s Board of Directors. Dr. McKinnon brings years of medical experience to the board of directors as an emergency medicine physician, clinical assistant professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and advanced life support course instructor, including: Cardiac (ACLS), Pediatric (PALS) and Trauma (ATLS). Dr. McKinnon also supports the training associated with the Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC). He will hold a three-year term.

  • Daniel C. Roline, Vice Chair, Midwest Region, Provider Relations, Mayo Clinic, has been named as a member of Altru’s Board of Directors. Roline manages the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which is a network of like-minded organizations sharing a common commitment to improving the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. and beyond. Dan’s past work experience includes a variety of leadership roles and business planning activities. Prior to his role at Mayo Clinic, Dan managed a regional ambulance service where he provided pre-hospital care, disaster preparedness consulting, staff development and continuing education. He will hold a three-year term.

Other members of Altru’s Board of Directors include: Kris Compton, Chair; Lonnie Laffen, Vice Chair; Philip Gisi, Secretary; Keith Okeson and Brad Wehe.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277 bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45 bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit