New OMC President Starts July 1st

Posted at: 06/28/2013 11:52 AM
Updated at: 06/28/2013 11:54 AM

(ABC 6 News) - The first woman ever elected to be President of Olmsted Medical Center is set to begin her new job on Saturday.

Kathryn Lombardo, MD, officially begins her first term on July 1st. Lombardo joined OMC's department of psychiatry and psychology in 1994 and most recently served as chair of that department.

Born in South Dakota, Lombardo graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 1986, and completed a Mayo Clinic psychiatry residency in 1994. She joined Olmsted Medical Center as a full-time adult psychiatrist in 1994.

     "On my immediate agenda are the two things OMC's leadership has always put front and center," says Lombardo. "Providing the best and most personal healthcare possible and maintaining OMC's reputation as a 'best place to work' in Southeastern Minnesota."

She was elected to succeed internist Roy A. Yawn, MD, who served two three-year terms as OMC's president beginning in 2006.