APPLE VALLEY, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mark Pottenger was named Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of
the Apple Valley Medical Clinic, located within the Apple Valley Medical
Center. He replaces Mike Foley, who left the clinic to become Chief
Operating Officer at Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care
Pottenger spent the last 25 years as Administrator of Northwest Family
Physicians, based in Crystal, Minn. While there, he led the development
of the Crystal Medical Center and supported key quality initiatives that
resulted in Northwest Family Physicians being ranked as the number one
clinic by Consumer Reports Magazine based on quality and cost data.
Northwest Family Physicians was also named one of 11 “exemplary primary
care practices” out of 15,000 in the United States by the Stanford
University Clinical Excellence Research Center.
“Coming from an independent primary care practice, I believe in the
value that independent physicians provide to the community,” said
Pottenger. “Apple Valley Medical Clinic is one of the premiere primary
care practices in the Twin Cities and presents an exciting opportunity
for me to be part of its growth and patient care services.”
Pottenger holds a B.A. degree in hospital administration from Concordia
College, Moorhead, Minn., and a certificate in advanced health care
management from the University of St. Thomas. He also completed a mini
MBA in health care management from the University of St. Thomas.
Pottenger is a board member and founding member of Physicians Service
Network and a board member of Minnesota Healthcare Network and PrimaCare
Direct. He also is active in the Minnesota Medical Group Management
Association and a member of the group’s national organization.
Background: The Apple Valley Medical Center includes the
independent Apple Valley Medical Clinic of 13 family practice physicians
and one physician assistant, serving patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
five days a week. It also includes a 24-hour Urgent Care center. In
addition, through an affiliation with United Hospital, part of Allina
Health, approximately 25 specialty physicians see patients through the
United Specialty Center, providing services in allergy and asthma; ankle
and foot; cardiology; colon and rectal surgery; dermatology; ear, nose
and throat; general surgery; low back & neck care; ob/gyn;
ophthalmology; orthopedics; orthopedic spine; podiatry and urology. The
Apple Valley Medical Center also houses United Medical Imaging for
digital mammography, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans; a full-service
pharmacy; and physical medicine and rehabilitation care through Courage
Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy – Apple Valley.
For Apple Valley Medical Center:
Sue Haberle, 763-550-0101