March 5, 2012
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CentraCare Clinic president announces plans to retire
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Allen Horn, M.D., president of CentraCare Clinic, has announced plans to retire on Sept. 14 of this year.
Horn, a Family Medicine physician, has led the clinic for the past 10 years. Under his leadership, the clinic has grown from 626 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) to 788 FTEs; from 19 to 40 FTE advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants); and from 119 to 201 FTE physicians.
Also during the past 10 years:
CentraCare Clinic - River Campus has undergone major remodeling
CentraCare Clinic - St. Joseph has moved into a new clinic to better serve patients
CentraCare Health System - Melrose built a new outpatient clinic and added providers
Big Lake Clinic was built in collaboration with New River Medical Center of Monticello and opened to serve patients in the Big Lake and Monticello communities
Lakeview Medical Clinic in Sauk Centre joined CentraCare Health System and is now CentraCare Clinic - Sauk Centre.
Horn was instrumental in the implementation of CentraCare Health System's electronic medical record and in enhancing CentraCare Clinic's quality and customer service programs.
Horn is well-known in the community through his weekly WJON radio program, "Health Matters," in which he provides health care advice and insight on numerous topics.
The new CentraCare Clinic president will be chosen from interested physicians currently employed by CentraCare Clinic. A nominating committee has been formed to review the applications and make a recommendation that requires approval by the physicians employed by CentraCare Clinic.
Prior to becoming clinic president, Horn practiced medicine for more than 30 years in Melrose.
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