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Altru Health System Names Steven Weiser, MD, as New President

Posted OnNovember 22, 2019

Altru Health System announced today that Steven Weiser, MD, has been named the system’s new president, effective January 1, 2020. Dr. Weiser currently serves as Chief Medical Officer.

“Dr. Weiser has been an invaluable member of the Altru team for more than two decades and has already played an integral role in bringing our bold new era in care to life,” said Kris Compton, chair of Altru’s Board of Directors. “In appointing a new president, we were looking for someone who could provide the steady leadership, innovative thinking, and industry expertise that’s needed to deliver on our vision for the future, and we are confident that Dr. Weiser is the best person for the role.”

In his role as president, Dr. Weiser will be responsible for providing clinical, operational, strategic, and cultural leadership within Altru. He will work closely with CEO Brad Wehe to establish and activate the strategic direction that will ensure a strong future for the health system.

“Dr. Weiser and I share the value of keeping the patient at the center of every decision we make as an organization, and that commitment will continue to drive us forward in our vision to deliver world-class healthcare,” said Brad Wehe, CEO, Altru Health System. “I’m excited to partner with him.”

“I am honored to be taking on this important role within Altru and our region,” said Dr. Weiser. “I look forward to partnering with Brad and the rest of the executive team to continue to enhance the experience we provide to our patients, communities, and employees.”

Dr. Weiser joined Altru Health System in 1999. He has served as a full-time attending Emergency Department physician since 2001 and as the EMS Medical Director for Altru, the Grand Forks County EMS, and many other EMS services since 2002. In 2017, he was appointed Medical Director of Inpatient Services and moved into the role of Chief Medical Officer in January 2019. Earlier in his career, Dr. Weiser helped to develop the Occupational Medicine, Urgent Care, and Critical Care Paramedicine programs at Altru. He earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and completed his primary care residency at the University of McGill in Montreal, Quebec.

About Altru Health System

Rated the number one hospital in North Dakota in 2019 by U.S. News and World Report, Altru Health System is now in its second century of serving the communities of northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks, and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. As the region’s largest private employer, Altru Health System employs more than 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 3,800 staff. 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