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About Aspirus

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 8,700 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Upper Michigan and six hospitals in Wisconsin, more than 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians.

Aspirus has been recognized by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System for three consecutive years in its annual studies identifying the top-performing health systems in the country.

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 value 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.


Aspirus, Inc. Board of Directors

  • Graham Courtney photo


    Graham “Chip” Courtney

    General Manager

    Medford Cooperative, Inc.

  • Richard Poirier

    Vice Chair

    Richard V. Poirier


    Church Mutual Insurance Company

  • Kathy Kelsey Foley


    Kathy Kelsey Foley


    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

  • Sherri Lemmer


    Sherri L. Lemmer


    Menzner Lumber & Supply Co.

  • Joseph Fonti

    Joseph V. Fonti

    Chief Operating Officer

    Furniture & ApplianceMart, Ashley Furniture HomeStore

  • David Heck

    David M. Heck

    Chief Operating Officer

    Heck Capital Advisors

  • Matt Heywood

    Matthew F. Heywood


    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Noel Sonnek

    Noel K. Sonnek, MD

    Family Medicine Physician

    Aspirus Family Physicians

  • Kathy Strasser

    Kathy J. Strasser

    Executive VP/Chief Operations Officer


  • Charles A. Zanayed

    Charles A. Zanayed


    CoVantage Credit Union