Rachelle H. Schultz, president/CEO of Winona Health, has more than 20 years experience in healthcare management. At Winona Health, she oversees a 99-bed acute care hospital, physician clinics, a 134-bed nursing home, three assisted living residences, home care and hospice programs, retail pharmacies, a foundation, and related healthcare services.
From 1990-2002, Schultz worked with Banner Health System, a multi-state nonprofit healthcare system. During her tenure there, she directed rehabilitation services for a children’s center, served as administrator for a skilled nursing facility, directed regional home care/hospice services and was appointed CEO/community administrator of Lookout Memorial Hospital and related healthcare services in Spearfish, SD.
In her years as an administrator, Schultz has a proven record of accomplishments including organizational restructuring that resulted in greater efficiencies; successful completion of building projects; development and implementation of strategic plans; physician recruitment, and new product line development. Service excellence, continuous performance improvement and team development are key components of her successful working style.
Schultz graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor of arts degree in Economics and then completed her master’s in Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota. She was invited to be a member of the Minnesota State Quality Improvement Institute in 2008. Schultz serves on the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) board, is a board director for the Minnesota Hospital Association and is a member of the Rural Health Issues Group, a collaborative of several governmental associations focused on rural health issues. She also is involved in the community as Board Chair for Winona National Bank and Board Chair for the Minnesota Marine Art Museum located in Winona, Minnesota