Heartland Whole Health Institute hires chief medical officer

John Findley (Courtesy photo)

Heartland Whole Health Institute has announced the appointment of John Findley as the new chief medical officer, effective June 24.

The announcement was made by Walter Harris, president and CEO of the institute.

“Dr. Findley brings nearly three decades of diverse experience leading meaningful change and innovation in health care,” said Harris. “I am confident his thought leadership and commitment to excellence will advance our work to transform health care and deliver on our mission to bridge the gaps to better health together.”

Findley joins the institute following a tenure as president of Bryan Health Connect in Lincoln, Neb. His background spans various executive roles and 15 years as a practicing medical provider in western Colorado.

“I am thrilled to join the talented and passionate team at Heartland Whole Health Institute,” Findley said. “Together, we will redesign and develop a delivery system that better serves patients across the Heartland, ultimately changing the trajectory of health care for future generations. I look forward to collaborating with partners across the Heartland and beyond to make swift and measurable progress.”

Heartland Whole Health Institute was founded in 2019 by billionaire philanthropist Alice Walton. The institute, along with its sister organization, the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine, is currently under construction near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The 75,000-square-foot facility will feature office space and community gathering areas.