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Aspirus Wausau Hospital welcomes new President

May 22, 2014

Darrell Lentz promoted from Interim President

WAUSAU, Wis. – Darrell Lentz has accepted the position of Aspirus Wausau Hospital (AWH) President, effective immediately. He had served as interim hospital president since November 2013. Prior to that, Lentz was AWH Vice President of Finance from January 2011 through October 2013.

AWH is a regional health resource for north central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is a Magnet facility licensed for 321 beds and staffed by 350 physicians in 35 specialties. As president, Lentz will be accountable for developing and improving the patient experience, managing operations, ensuring regulatory compliance, developing clinical services and collaborating with the medical staff.

A native of Maine, Lentz has more than 16 years of experience in the health care and financial industries, including 14 years of management and executive leadership. Prior to joining Aspirus, he served as Chief Financial Strategic Operations Officer for University Hospitals and Health System, a five-hospital health care system that is part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

To fill the position, Aspirus conducted a nationwide candidate search before ultimately promoting from within. Aspirus Chief Executive Officer Matt Heywood believes Lentz will be highly successful in his new role.

“In the past year, Darrell has done a great job of guiding Aspirus Wausau Hospital through major changes without losing focus on our priority – serving our communities with excellence and compassion,” Heywood said. “His skills and leadership will help us succeed in an industry that is evolving rapidly and dramatically.”

Darrell Lentz File

  • Age: 42.
  • Hometown: Durham, Maine.
  • Family: Wife, Angela, and daughters, Mackenzie, 13 and Grace, 11.
  • Education: M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, N.H.; B.S., Finance, Bentley University, Waltham, Mass.