Hospital names new financial officer

Timothy Gronseth, a healthcare finance professional with more than 25 years of experience, has been named Northfield Hospital & Clinics’ next Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Gronseth will succeed Roger Stapek, who is retiring at the end of 2010. Stapek served as the hospital’s chief financial officer for 30 years.

 Most recently Gronseth served as Vice President and CFO at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, NE, an 183-bed acute care hospital with 12 clinics. He previously worked in a variety of finance leadership positions with Owatonna Hospital — Allina, Prairie Lakes Health Care Systems in Watertown, SD, and Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN.

 Gronseth holds a BA in business administration, accounting, and hospital administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.  He also has additional Six Sigma process improvement training from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

 “Tim is an experienced professional, and we are delighted to have him join our leadership team,” said Mark Henke, President and CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics. “His expertise and his knowledge of our service area will be a great benefit to our organization..”

 Gronseth will begin work on November 15.