WMC’s Lynn Luloff announces retirement

Released: 09/07/21

Winneshiek Medical Center Chief Financial Officer Lynn Luloff announced her November retirement at the September WMC Board of Trustees meeting.

During her time at WMC, Luloff has led efforts to increase the medical center’s net revenues from $36.9 million (in 2008) to $69 million currently, and improved the medical center’s cash on hand to a comfortable position.   Additionally, Luloff was a key leader in Winneshiek Medical Center’s transition to a new electronic health record called Epic.

Steve Slessor, chief administrative officer, Winneshiek Medical Center, says, “Given my short tenure, I haven’t known Lynn for long, but as I have met with many individuals at WMC, it is clear she is recognized as a key reason why WMC’s financial picture has improved to the wonderful position it is in currently. She is well respected here and her skill set and temperament will be difficult for us to replace. We congratulate her on an incredibly successful and important tenure here at WMC.”

Luloff joined Winneshiek Medical Center in 2008.  Prior to her time at WMC, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, Illinois, a position she held since 1999. Prior to her work at Perry Memorial, Luloff was Head of Computer and Accounting Services for Clifton Gunderson, LLC’s Princeton office. Luloff received her Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Luther College and a Master of Business Administration from Lewis University (Romeoville, Illinois).

She says, “It has been a joy serving the patients, staff, providers and Board of Trustees at WMC the last 13 ½ years in my role as Chief Financial Officer.  There have been opportunities and challenges over those years, but the teams at WMC have preserved. As WMC leadership continues focusing on the needs of the patient first, I am confident we will see continued growth and success at WMC.”

Roger Huinker, secretary/treasurer of the WMC Board of Trustees, and chair of the Board Finance Committee, says, “Lynn’s financial expertise in health care was quite evident when she came to work for WMC 13 + years ago. Her reporting to the Board of Trustees was precise and understandable. She handled regulatory changes in our industry with compassion, commitment, and a strong work ethic; she will be missed by all. On behalf of the board we want to thank her for her service at WMC and wish her the best in retirement.”

A nation-wide search to replace Luloff will begin immediately and include input from WMC leadership, Mayo Clinic Health System leadership and the WMC Board of Trustees.

Luloff plans to remain in Decorah post-retirement.  She says, “My husband and I look forward to continuing being a part of the Decorah community, spending time with family and playing an active role in our grandchildren’s lives.  We knew when we moved to Decorah this is where we wanted to retire.”  She adds, “I want to thank the communities and patients WMC serves for their support of the medical center and the WMC Foundation.  It is the people you meet and get to work with that makes our journey in life so memorable.”

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