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North Country Health Services: VP of Business Development and Marketing named

Joy Johnson

North Country Health Services (NCHS) has announced that Joy Johnson has accepted the position of vice president of Business Development and Marketing position on its leadership team.

She will begin her new duties effective Jan. 4. Johnson has approximately 30 years of health care experience. She most recently has served as the vice president of Planning & Ancillary Services at Riverview Health in Crookston, Minn. She has served in this role for the past 14 years and has been instrumental in assisting Riverview in expanding and developing new service lines and providing the economic viability for that organization.

NCHS looks forward to utilizing Johnson's experience and expertise to assist in its growth and development of service lines and promoting the organization and local physicians to our service area.

Johnson, a native of Bemidji, graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with a Bachelor of Science degree and also attended graduate school at UND. She completed the Executive Program in Healthcare Finance at Ohio State University. She has served as the president of the North Dakota chapter for healthcare marketing professionals and has been active in community organizations, serving as board president of the local Lions Club, Developmental Achievement Center and Chamber of Commerce. Her husband, Dave, is a special education teacher. They have two adult sons, Kirby, a senior at Concordia College in Moorhead, and Casey, finance director at MeritCare Health System in Thief River Falls.

"I am looking forward to becoming a part of the team at North Country Health Services and am anxious to begin working with staff and leadership to build on the excellent reputation and high quality programs already in place," said Johnson. "I feel honored to have been given this exciting career opportunity and to be closer to my family while working towards improving healthcare for my home community."