The head of Georgia’s health services, with roots in Minnesota, has been named president of Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater.
Brandi Lunneborg takes over as president and executive leader in the Santa Cruz Valley from longtime HealthPartners leader Ted Wegleitner, who retired in July after serving seven years at No. 1 at Lakeview.
Lunneborg most recently served as Chief Executive Officer at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, a 74-bed community hospital in Americus, Georgia.
Andrea Walsh, President and CEO of HealthPartners, said Lunneborg “has an outstanding leadership and partnership experience, working with colleagues and clinicians to improve patient care and public health.”
Lunneborg joined Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in 2014. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she served for three years as Phoebe Putney’s corporate director of strategy and continuous health improvement.
Lunneborg previously worked at Allina Health in Minnesota for 13 years, serving as Vice President of Operations from 2009 to 2014 and Director of Operations at Mercy Hospital from 2007 to 2009.
“Brandy’s extensive experience will come in handy for Lakeview Hospital and the Santa Cruz Valley,” said Lakeview Health Council Chair Julie Schmidt. “She understands the health needs of communities like ours, and we look forward to her operational and strategic leadership.”
Lunneborg holds a BS in Psychology from Carlton College, Northfield and an MBA from the American Intercontinental University.
In an interview published in the Americus, Georgia, Times-Recorder, Lunneborg said she and her family are very eager to return to Minnesota.
“If the last year and a half has taught me anything, it’s how important family is in our lives,” she told the Times-Recorder. “While my family and I enjoy being part of the Southwest Georgia community, it’s far from Minnesota, where my parents, my husband’s parents and most of our extended family still live. So, in order to shorten this distance from those that are so dear to us, we will return to Minnesota. “