Just as RiverView Health has a new CEO in Carrie Michalski, it also has two new “Senior Leadership Team” members in Chris Bruggeman and Lance Norman. While both may be new to the Senior Leadership Team, neither is new to RiverView.
Chris Bruggeman recently accepted his new role of Chief Operating Officer/Vice President of Support Services from his previous position as director of Information Systems with RiverView. Bruggeman’s new position has him overseeing the Information Technology Department, Plant Operations and RiverView Recovery Center.
Bruggeman, a Crookston native and University of Minnesota Crookston graduate in Information Network Management, has been with RiverView since 2007. Prior to that, he worked for Polk County as a Systems Analyst and Insight Technologies as a Systems Engineer. Bruggeman is currently enrolled in the University of South Dakota’s MBA program. He and his wife, Stacey, live in Crookston with their three children.
Lance Norman has been with RiverView Health since 2011 as the director of Rehabilitation Services. Norman’s new position seats him on the Senior Leadership Team as the Vice President of Ancillary Services. He oversees the outpatient departments that include the Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging, Rehab Services and the Care Center. He will also continue his role in upper extremity rehabilitation for area orthopedic physicians, as well as keeping a component of direct patient care specific to some of the complex hand work to support the needs of Dr. Colin Fennell’s orthopedic patients.
Norman is a graduate of the University of North Dakota’s (UND) Transitional Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences. Prior to his work at RiverView, Norman was the President/Chief Executive Officer at Axis Clinic, PC, in Grand Forks and was an Occupational Therapist at Altru Health Systems in Grand Forks. Norman and his fiancée, DeNae Matthys, reside in Grand Forks. He has two children.
“I am so thrilled about the success of our internal investment in growing our next generation of leaders,’’ said Michalski. “I thank them for stepping up to the plate of expanded responsibilities, and for their support in continuing achievement of our organizational goals.’’