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Allen Health System names new President and CEO

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Allen Health System named it's new Chief Executive Officer Tuesday.

John Knox will be taking that position effective November 1st.  Knox is currently President and CEO of The Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

He's been at that job for eight years, during which time Finley Hospital was named one of the nation's top 100 hospitals by Thompson Reuters.

"I am excited and eager to serve in a leadership role for the Allen Health System," Knox said. "The hospital has an excellent track record for providing top-notch care, and Allen College has been very successful in training tomorrow's healthcare professionals. My wife Karen and I look forward to joining Waterloo and the Cedar Valley community."

Allen has been operating under interim CEO Sara Poling since June 1st.  That's after the departure of Richard Seidler.

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