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Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne named COO of Columbia hospital in New York

Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 17:56:13-05

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's lieutenant governor is returning to the health care industry after leaving office.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center announced Wednesday that Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will become chief operating officer of the New York hospital and also chief executive officer of the hospital's faculty practice, Columbia Doctors, on Jan. 15.

Before becoming Colorado's lieutenant governor and chief operating officer in 2016, she worked as an executive for Kaiser Permanente. She also previously worked in various administrative positions in New York City government.

In a statement, Lynne said she will remain with Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper's office during the transition to the new administration of Gov.-elect Jared Polis.