Hospital names new director for CSMR

Colleen Johnson

Colleen Johnson is the new director of the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (CSMR), a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics.

She comes to Northfield by way of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where she spent 27 years working in a variety of clinical and leadership positions. Vicki Stevens, Division Administrator for Ancillary Services at Northfield Hospital & Clinics, said Johnson brings a wealth of leadership and management experience to her new position.

“Over her career, Colleen has worked in numerous rehabilitation settings and demonstrated a commitment to leadership and professional development,” Stevens said. “We are excited to have her join our rehab team."

Johnson will be responsible for directing the rehabilitation service at Northfield Hospital and the services provided by CSMR in both Northfield and Lakeville. She is an occupational therapist by training with a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Dakota. She also holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Independence University, Salt Lake City, UT. She began work here on May 13.

“I have received such a warm welcome from the staff and I am very excited to join the CSMR team,” Johnson said.  “The breadth and diversity of skilled therapy services available to the community through CSMR is impressive.”

The Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation provides the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation service between the Twin Cities and Rochester. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, pediatric therapy, hand therapy, and athletic training services. Its progressive rehabilitation programs focus on injury prevention; recovery from injury, surgery or illness; and coping with chronic illness.