A seasoned health care executive, Jim Cherveny has more than 35 years of experience in senior leadership roles at hospitals, medical centers, integrated health care systems, and consulting organizations. He brings an extensive knowledge of health care management and a passion for the community to his position on the Dean’s Business Advisory Council.
Cherveny spent the majority of his career working for organizations that are now part of Essentia Health, retiring in 2006 as hospital division executive vice president for SMDC Health System. Now, he volunteers his expertise to benefit various charitable organizations, or what he calls, “the invisible core of our community.”
“I had the privilege of working in this community’s health care system since 1973, and I loved every minute of it. I’ve learned a few things along the way that I feel I can share as a board member of nonprofit organizations,” said Cherveny.
Cherveny admires and is a strong advocate for LSBE’s stance on community involvement, which embraces active learning through community service and outreach. A member of the Council since 2004, he has been instrumental in connecting business students with nonprofits in need of marketing services, including coordinating a group of students who developed a communications plan for the Salvation Army in Duluth.
With his strong background in health care administration, Cherveny is also an advocate for LSBE’s Health Care Management Program. He closely follows health care developments, bringing strategic vision to shape the direction of the program and future curriculum.
“LSBE is a point of pride in our community and region,” said Cherveny. “I feel fortunate for the opportunity to help this school further its excellent reputation.”