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About Aspirus

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,700 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The integrated system includes four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and helicopter transport, medical goods, nursing homes and high-quality affiliated physicians.

Aspirus Vision

The Aspirus Vision

Aspirus is a catalyst for creating healthy, thriving communities, trusted and engaged above all others.

Aspirus Mission

The Aspirus Mission

We heal people, promote health and strengthen communities.


Aspirus Core Values

Compassion – We demonstrate caring in all we do, and cherish the honor of improving lives.
Accountability Value Accountability – We commit to our work, recognize our power to make a difference, and embrace the responsibility to advocate for each person we serve.
Collaboration Value Collaboration – As a team we improve our patients’ lives; through partnerships we improve the health of our communities.
Foresight Value Foresight – We plan and act today to impact the future, and sustain and grow vital resources for those who need us.
Joy Value Joy – We work with happiness and enthusiasm; we celebrate successes and build a positive environment.

Leadership

Click below to view the Boards of Directors at Aspirus:

Aspirus, Inc.

  • Matthew D. Rowe

    Chair

    Matthew D. Rowe

    Attorney

    Ruder Ware

  • Richard Poirier

    Vice Chair

    Richard V. Poirier

    President/CEO

    Church Mutual Insurance Company

  • Secretary

    Graham “Chip” Courtney

    General Manager

    Medford Cooperative, Inc.

  • Kathy Strasser

    Treasurer

    Kathy J. Strasser

    Executive VP/Chief Operations Officer

    River Valley Bank

  • Kathy Kelsey Foley

    Kathy Kelsey Foley

    Director

    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

  • Joseph Fonti

    Joseph V. Fonti

    Chief Operating Officer

    Furniture & ApplianceMart, Ashley Furniture HomeStore

  • Matt Heywood

    Matthew F. Heywood

    President/CEO

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Sherri Lemmer

    Sherri L. Lemmer

    Controller

    Menzner Lumber & Supply Co.

  • Brian Prunty

    Brian J. Prunty

    Community Representative

  • Noel Sonnek

    Noel K. Sonnek, MD

    Family Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Family Physicians

Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics

  • Mark Tousignant

    Chair

    Mark D. Tousignant

    Attorney

    Mark D. Tousignant P.C.

  • Rick Nevers

    Vice Chair

    Rick L. Nevers

    Sr. VP Regional Operations, System Integration Officer

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Donald Bastianello

    Secretary

    Donald S. Bastianello

    Controller

    Angeli Foods Company

  • Lori Peck

    Treasurer

    Lori P. Peck

    VP of Revenue Cycle

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Raymond Koivunen

    Raymond S. Koivunen, MD

    VP of Medical Affairs

    Aspirus Iron River Hospital

  • Sharon Hayward

    Sharon R. Hayward, MD

    General Surgeon

    Aspirus Iron River Hospital

  • Gary Scalcucci

    Gary J. Scalcucci

    Vice President

    First National Bank & Trust

  • Steven Tinti

    Steven J. Tinti

    Attorney

    Steven J. Tinti Law Offices

  • Jesse Tischer

    Jesse G. Tischer

    Interim President of U.P. Region

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Connie Koutouzos

    Non-Voting Member

    Connie Koutouzos

    CEO

    Aspirus Iron River Hospital

Aspirus Ironwood Hospital & Clinics

  • James Lorenson

    Chair

    James A. Lorenson

    Retired President

    Gogebic Community College

  • John Garske

    Vice Chair

    John R. Garske

    Community Representative

  • Rick Nevers

    Secretary

    Rick L. Nevers

    Sr. VP Regional Operations, System Integration Officer

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Sara Lusignan

    Treasurer

    Sara J. Lusignan

    VP of Finance

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Maria Gulan

    Maria K. Gulan

    VP of Operations & Service Development

    Aspirus Clinics, Inc.

  • Kari Jacquart

    Kari L. Jacquart

    Owner/VP Pet Division

    Jacquart Fabric Products

  • John Matonich

    John D. Matonich

    Retired CEO

    ROWE Professional Services Company

  • Christopher Patritto

    Christopher J. Patritto

    District Administrator

    Hurley School District

  • Steven Phillipson

    Steven P. Phillipson, MD

    Family Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Ironwood Hospital

  • Marcus Santini

    Marcus F. Santini, MD

    General Surgeon

    Aspirus Ironwood Hospital

  • Jesse Tischer

    Jesse G. Tischer

    Interim President of U.P. Region

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Paula Chermside

    Non-Voting Member

    Paula Chermside

    CEO

    Aspirus Ironwood Hospital

Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital & Clinics

  • Daniel Dalquist

    Chair

    Daniel L. Dalquist

    Retired Investment Representative

    Edward Jones

  • Edward Jenich

    Vice Chair

    Edward D. Jenich

    Retired Commissioner

    Houghton County Michigan

  • Darryl Pierce

    Secretary/Treasurer

    Darryl A. Pierce

    Retired Superintendent

    Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw

  • John Heisler

    John F. Heisler

    Sr. VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Jerry Luoma

    Jerry W. Luoma, MD

    Retired Family Physician

    Aspirus Keweenaw

  • Michael Luoma

    Michael W. Luoma, MD

    Medical Director, Chief of Staff, Family Physician

    Aspirus Keweenaw

  • Sara Lusignan

    Sara J. Lusignan

    VP of Finance

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Adnan Malik

    Adnan A. Malik, MD

    Hospitalist

    Aspirus Keweenaw

  • Dale Tahtinen University

    Dale R. Tahtinen

    Retired VP of Governmental Relations

    Michigan Technological

  • Joel Tuoriniemi

    Joel C. Tuoriniemi

    Professor of Practice in Accounting

    Michigan Technological University

  • Jesse Tischer

    Non-Voting Member

    Jesse G. Tischer

    Interim President of U.P. Region

    Aspirus, Inc.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital & Clinics

  • Michael Winter

    Chair

    Michael B. Winter

    Attorney

    Winter, Winter & Behrens

  • Rick Nevers

    Vice Chair

    Rick L. Nevers

    Sr. VP Regional Operations, System Integration Officer

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Charles Zanayed

    Secretary/Treasurer

    Charles A. Zanayed

    President/CEO

    CoVantage Credit Union

  • Noel Deep

    Noel N. Deep, MD

    Internal Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Antigo Clinic

  • Kristine Flowers

    Kristine E. Flowers, MD

    Family Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Antigo Clinic

  • Charles Holland

    Charles A. Holland

    President/CEO

    St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

  • Michael Olson

    Michael J. Olson, DO

    President of Medical Staff, Radiologist

    Aspirus Langlade Hospital

  • John Reetz

    John G. Reetz

    Community Representative

  • Ann Roller

    Ann M. Roller

    Owner

    Strasser-Roller Funeral Home

  • Sidney Sczygelski

    Sidney C. Sczygelski

    Sr. VP Finance/CFO

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Andy Barth

    Non-Voting Member

    Andy Barth

    Executive Director/CEO

    Aspirus Langlade Hospital

Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics

  • Michael Riggle

    Chair

    Michael J. Riggle, DVM

    North Country Veterinary Clinic

  • Ruth Risley-Gray

    Vice Chair

    Ruth A. Risley-Gray

    Sr. VP, System Chief Nursing Officer

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Leonard Hamman

    Secretary

    Leonard W. Hamman

    VP Commercial Lending

    Nicolet National Bank

  • Debra Woods

    Debra A. Woods

    CEO

    Taylor Credit Union

  • Matthew Brewer

    Matthew J. Brewer

    VP of Operations/CNO

    Aspirus Clinics, Inc.

  • Susan Frazier

    Susan J. Frazier, MD

    Northwestern Regional Medical Director, Family Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Prentice and Rib Lake Clinic

  • Matt Heywood

    Matthew F. Heywood

    President/CEO

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Rachel Dixon

    Rachel A. Dixon, PA

    Primary Care Physician Assistant

    Aspirus Gilman Clinic

  • Rick Nevers

    Rick L. Nevers

    Sr. VP Regional Operations, System Integration Officer

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Michael Plooy

    Michael E. Plooy

    Financial Consultant

    Thrivent Financial

  • Dale Hustedt

    Non-Voting Member

    Dale Hustedt

    President & CEO

    Aspirus Medford Hospital

Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital & Clinics

  • John Heisler

    Chair

    John F. Heisler

    Sr. VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Sara Lusignan

    Vice Chair

    Sara J. Lusignan

    VP of Finance

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • J.R. Richardson

    Secretary/Treasurer

    J.R. Richardson

    Tech. Safety & Reg. Affairs Mgr

    White & L’Anse Electric Power, LLC

  • Kirk Schott

    Kirk R. Schott, OD

    Northern Sights Vision Clinic

  • Jennifer Weaver

    Jennifer E. Weaver, APN

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital

  • William Wood

    William W. Wood, RPh

    Community Representative

  • Jesse Tischer

    Non-Voting Member

    Jesse G. Tischer

    Interim President of U.P. Region

    Aspirus, Inc.

Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics

  • David Stark

    Chair

    David A. Stark

    President

    Bull’s Eye Credit Union

  • Mary Ironside

    Vice Chair

    Mary D. Ironside

    Community Representative

  • Mary Jo Carson

    Secretary

    Mary Jo Carson

    Community Representative

  • Sidney Sczygelski

    Treasurer

    Sidney C. Sczygelski

    Sr. VP Finance/CFO

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Steven Berlyn

    Steven W. Berlyn

    General Manager

    Mariani Packing Company

  • Michael Bovee

    Michael J. Bovee

    Executive Director

    Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin, Inc.

  • Craig R. Flinders

    Craig R. Flinders, DO

    Family Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Riverview Clinic

  • Jon Hardesty

    Jon W. Hardesty

    VP of Human Resources

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Bonita Kolrud

    Bonita L. Kolrud, MD

    OB/GYN Physician

    Aspirus Riverview Clinic

  • Marty Loy

    Marty J. Loy, PhD

    Dean of College of Professional Studies

    University of Wisconsin

  • Todd Burch

    Non-Voting Member

    Todd Burch

    CEO

    Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics

Aspirus Wausau Hospital & Aspirus Clinics, Inc.

  • David Heck

    Chair

    David M. Heck

    Chief Operating Officer

    Heck Capital Advisors

  • Lisa Westphal

    Vice Chair

    Lisa S. Westphal

    President

    Westphal Staffing

  • Craig Hackworth

    Secretary/Treasurer

    Craig A. Hackworth, MD

    Radiologist

    Radiology Associates of Wausau, S.C.

  • Randy Balk

    Randy L. Balk

    President/CEO

    Intercity State Bank

  • James Cygan

    James M. Cygan, MD

    Critical Care Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Pulmonary & Critical Care

  • Kathy Kelsey Foley

    Kathy Kelsey Foley

    Director

    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

  • Lawrence Leibert

    Lawrence G. Leibert, MD

    Pediatrician

    Aspirus Doctors Clinic

  • Chad Radke

    Chad H. Radke, DO

    Emergency Physician

    WI Emergency Medical Services Association

  • Kristen Rahn

    Kristen R. Rahn, MD

    Family Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Weston Clinic

  • Mary Jo Wendling

    Mary Jo Wendling, MD

    Pediatrician

    Aspirus Pediatrics Clinic

  • Darrell Lentz

    Non-Voting Member

    Darrell Lentz

    President

    Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Aspirus Service Area

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    Aspirus Service Area

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