James Lyons will be the next president of Hutchinson Health, according to an announcement made Tuesday. He is taking over for Dr. Steve Mulder, who announced his retirement back in August after more than 24 years with the oganization.

Lyons, who has been with Hutchinson Health since 1996, has served in multiple roles including chief of clinic operations. He is also a past board member for the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and continues to serve as a member of its audit and finance committee. He spent eight years as a steering committee member for Heart of Hutch and has been a board member and vice chair of the I.J. Burich Family Foundation for 10 years.

“We are excited for Jim to step into his new role,” said Andrea Walsh, president and CEO of HealthPartners, a Bloomington-based health system Hutchinson Health officially became affiliated with last April. “In his 20-plus years at Hutchinson Health, Jim has been committed to improving the health and quality of life for the people of Hutchinson and the surrounding communities. He’s a great addition to a team of 26,000 colleagues working together to make care simpler and more affordable.”

Lyons will begin his new role on April 12.

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