Appleton Area Health selects CEO to lead western Minnesota health system

Greg Miner brings experience in rural health care as well as the U.S. Air Force health care system.

Greg Miner, new CEO of Appleton Area Health in Appleton, Minnesota
Greg Miner has been selected as the new CEO of Appleton Area Health in Appleton, Minnesota.
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APPLETON — An administrator with experience leading hospitals in Iowa and South Dakota as well as with the U.S. Air Force health care system will lead Appleton Area Health as its new chief executive officer.

The western Minnesota health system announced that Greg Miner will begin his role as CEO on Jan. 31.

Miner, originally from a small town in northeast Iowa, brings extensive experience in the health care industry and particularly in rural health care, according to a news release announcing his appointment. Prior to returning to his home state, Miner was a health care administrator in the United States Air Force with numerous assignments including as medical planner/instructor at the U.S. Air Force School of Healthcare Sciences.

Since 1994, Mr. Miner has been the CEO of hospitals in northwest Iowa and South Dakota. His most recent role was as CEO of Dunes Surgical Hospital in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota.

Since 2020, Miner has served as a consultant to the Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Mission and has been involved with Midwest Honor Flight which sends World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War era veterans to Washington, D.C. That organization covers southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska and all of South Dakota.


Miner succeeds Lori Andreas, who resigned as CEO last year after having begun her role in 2017.

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