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Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Lydick Named Carris Health Executive Director for Ambulatory Care

Published in News

Author: Staff

Carris Health announces the selection of Bryan Lydick as the Executive Director for Ambulatory Care effective March 23, 2020.

Lydick currently serves as Administrator for Carris Health - Redwood. He joined Redwood Area Hospital as their CEO in 2012, and prior to joining Redwood Hospital, served as the Chief Business Development Officer for Mercy Hospital Grayling, a part of Trinity Health, in Michigan, and has served in healthcare leadership roles for more than 20 years. He earned his master’s in health care administration from the University of Minnesota.

“Bryan is an exceptional leader who has consistently proven he has the knowledge and skills to deliver strong outcomes,” said Mike Schramm, Carris Health co-CEO. “His background, expertise and vision make him a valuable partner as we address the current challenges facing health care and build on solutions for the future.”

Lydick currently serves on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, Minnesota Hospital Association Board of Directors, and Minnesota Hospital Association Workforce Development Committee.

Lydick has been especially active in the Redwood Falls community where he lives with his wife and children. He currently serves on the Redwood Area Chamber and Tourism Board of Directors.

“We expect Bryan’s transition into this new role to be seamless as he’ll continue to provide leadership oversight for Carris – Redwood as well as ongoing support of our partnership with Swift County-Benson Health Services,” said Cindy Firkins Smith, MD, Carris Health co-CEO. “He has a deep understanding of our mission and core values and will bring this to his new role as we continue to build on our strong legacy of service and high-quality care.”

Lydick is looking forward to starting his new position in March. In the meantime, Carris Health will work to name an interim administrator for Carris Health - Redwood, while formally developing the search process for a new administrator with input from key stakeholders.