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Altru Health System Announces Dave Molmen Joins Board of Directors

Posted OnApril 29, 2020

Dave Molmen, the former CEO of Altru Health System, has been named a member of Altru’s Board of Directors. Mr. Molmen currently serves as the Executive Director of Advocacy for Altru. His decades of health care industry leadership and public service make him an invaluable resource for navigating the North Dakota and national healthcare landscape.
Mr. Molmen has served as the Chair of the North Dakota Hospital Association, Chair of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Advisory Council, the AHA Region 6 Policy Board, and Chair of VHA Upper Midwest Board of Directors—among several other positions. Prior to his role as CEO, Mr. Molmen served as Chief Operating Officer of Altru Health System, Chief Operating Officer of United Hospital in Grand Forks, and CEO of MedWest Medical Group in Denver, CO. He received his Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota and Credential of Advanced Studies in Health Administration from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Other members of Altru’s Board of Directors include Kris Compton, Chair; Lonnie Laffen, Vice-Chair; Philip Gisi, Secretary; Keith Okeson, Daniel C. Roline; William McKinnon, MD, FACEP; Jody Treuer, MD, and Steven Weiser, MD

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