INDIANAPOLIS – Fairbanks has named hospital executive Mark G. Monson as President and CEO. Monson, who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals in Wisconsin, was chosen after an extensive national search to succeed Helene Cross who is retiring after 11 years.
Monson assumes his new position on August 31 and brings to Fairbanks more than 30 years of experience as both a health care administrator and recovery clinician. Prior to his role at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, he served as Vice President of Clinical Services and Operations for Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. He began his career in 1980 as a substance abuse counselor.
Regarding his new role at Fairbanks, Monson said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to join Fairbanks, a recognized national leader in treatment of the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. I look forward to moving to Indianapolis and becoming part of the community.”
In making today’s announcement, Richard A. Collins, Chairman of the Fairbanks Board of Directors, said, “Mark will be an excellent additional to the strong leadership team at Fairbanks. He is passionate and knowledgeable about the treatment of the disease of drug and alcohol addiction, and his extensive health care expertise will benefit Fairbanks as health care reform evolves.”
Monson earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Health Related Professions/Addiction Studies from the University of Arizona. In 2007, he and the organization he served were honored with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.