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Jo Ann Hoag, CEO of Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors, has retired after a 39-year career with St. Luke’s. On July 11, her last day, the table in her office in Two Harbors was covered in bouquets given to her by fellow employees. Photo by LaReesa Sandretsky.

Two Harbors hospital CEO retires

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After a 39-year career of tackling problems and breaking down barriers, Jo Ann Hoag, CEO of Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors, has retired.


Last Friday, a collection of purple bouquets sat on the table in her office -- flowers in her favorite color as a farewell gift from a staff she has known just two years but with whom she has already forged a strong connection.

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LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native that began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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