Ben Bache-Wiig, MD
Senior Vice President, West Region and President, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health
Ben Bache-Wiig, MD, is senior vice president – West Region, which includesAbbott Northwestern Hospital, Abbott Northwestern – WestHealth, District One Hospital and New Ulm Medical Center. He is also the president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Prior to that, he served as vice president of Medical Affairs at Abbott Northwestern Hospital from 2009 to 2011.
Dr. Bache-Wiig was part of the North Clinic for 20 years as medical director, physician president and partner. He served as the clinic’s lead physician on a project to improve preventative services and helped to develop three significant community-based health initiatives, including a coronary heart disease prevention project, a diabetes prevention project and a nurse-based anti-coagulation clinic. Dr. Bache-Wiig also developed and led educational workshops for diabetes patients to learn about diabetes care and share information and experiences in managing diabetes. He served as the chief of the Medicine Department at North Memorial Healthcare, on the board of directors for North Memorial and, for 10 years, on the Medica Board of Directors.
Dr. Bache-Wiig has been recognized several times by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine as one of the area’s top physicians. He completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, went to medical school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis.