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Altru's Dave Molmen Recognized as Prairie Business' Leader & Legacies Award Recipient

Posted OnJuly 10, 2021

Grand Forks, N.D. - Dave Molmen, Altru's Interim CEO, has been recognized by Prairie Business as one of the 2021 Leaders & Legacies Recipients.

“I am humbled to be chosen for this recognition,” Molmen said. “I’ve had the incredibly good fortune through my entire career to work alongside people who care deeply about their community and each other. I know that any good thing I was a part of is because of all of them.”

The magazine’s Leaders & Legacies recognizes executives in the Dakotas and western Minnesota for achievements either recently or over a lifetime of work.

“Dave’s impact on the Grand Forks community, state of North Dakota, and the entire healthcare sector is immeasurable,” said Kristi Hall-Jiran, Chief Philanthropy & Partnership Officer at Altru. “Throughout all of Dave’s accomplishments, he has demonstrated utmost generosity and sincere servant leadership with countless organizations and individuals. Dave is so well-deserving of this recognition, and I could not be more proud to work alongside someone of his caliber.”

Colleagues from across the region nominated individuals for the award based on their leadership and accomplishments while serving as an executive. Prairie Business also nominated some regional executives.

“Every year we see notable achievements from many of the region’s business leaders,” said Prairie Business Editor Andrew Weeks. “This award is a chance to recognize some of the very best. We couldn’t be more pleased with this year’s recipients. Thank you to one and all – and congratulations!”

To view the July issue of Prairie Business, click here.

About Altru Health System

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. 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