Lori Wightman joined Mercy in 2014 with more than 20 years of hospital leadership in clinical and operational roles. Wightman previously served as president of Unity Hospital, a 275-bed facility in Fridley, Minnesota. It’s one of several hospitals and clinics in the upper midwest that make up Allina Health, for which Wightman served as senior vice president from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, Wightman served as president at New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, for more than eight years.
Wightman is a fellow and is former governor of the American College of Health Care Executives. She received her master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado.