ROBBINSDALE, Minn (Jan. 19, 2021)—North Memorial Health is pleased to announce that Andy Cochrane has accepted a new executive leadership role of chief hospital officer (CHO), North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. This appointment is effective January 2021. Andy currently serves as chief executive officer of Maple Grove Hospital.
This new role is designed to ensure clinical care and patient experience excellence across both hospitals. Andy will lead the development of key clinical and operational system service lines while accelerating North Memorial Health’s strategic initiatives. Andy’s leadership experience and skills are ideal for this expanded role. He will optimize our dynamic and engaged leadership team who are committed to providing the best long-term care to Minnesota communities.
“Andy’s deep healthcare experience will continue to be an incredible asset to North Memorial Health during a crucial time in our industry,” said J. Kevin Croston, MD, CEO of North Memorial Health. “I have confidence Andy will successfully coordinate system resources to benefit both hospitals and establish our strategy to thrive today and into the future.”
Andy has led Maple Grove Hospital for the past 12 years, building a culture of relentless focus on patient experience, while also exceeding all growth projections for the hospital. Maple Grove Hospital has consistently ranked above the 95th percentile in patient experience across the nation. Andy previously held executive leadership roles with Carilion Clinic in Virginia and Houston Methodist in Texas.
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At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our patients throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. North Memorial Health Clinics which include primary care, specialty care and hospice are part of a joint venture with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 5,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our patients.