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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.

 

Brian Prunty
Chair
Brian J. Prunty
President/CEO (retired)
CoVantage Credit Union

Matthew Rowe
Vice Chair
Matthew D. Rowe
Attorney
Ruder Ware

Chip Courtney
Secretary
Graham
“Chip” Courtney

General Manager
Medford Cooperative, Inc.

Kathy Strasser
Treasurer
Kathy J. Strasser
Executive VP,
Chief Operations Officer
River Valley Bank

Joe Fonti
Joseph V. Fonti
Chief Operating Officer
Furniture
& Appliance Mart
Ashley Home Stores

Matthew Heywood
Matthew F. Heywood
President/CEO
Aspirus, Inc.

Robert Jacquart
Robert J. Jacquart
CEO
Jacquart Fabric Products

Kathy Kelsey Foley
Kathy Kelsey Foley
Director
Leigh Yawkey
Woodson Art Museum

Sherri L. Lemmer
Sherri L. Lemmer
Controller
Menzner Lumber

Richard Poirier
Richard V. Poirier
President/CEO
Church Mutual
Insurance Co.

Noel Sonnek
Noel K. Sonnek, MD
Family Medicine Physician
Aspirus Family
Physicians

Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics

 

Mark Tousignant
Chair
Mark D. Tousignant
Mark D. Tousignant P.C.

Rick Nevers
Vice Chair
Rick L. Nevers
Sr. VP Regional Operations,
System Integration Officer
Aspirus, Inc

Randy Jacobs
Secretary
Randy J. Jacobs
Retired Investment Advisor
Edward Jones

Lori Peck
Treasurer
Lori Peck
VP of Revenue Cycle
Aspirus, Inc.

Donald Bastianello
Donald S. Bastianello
Angeli Foods Company

Ray Koivunen<
Ray S. Koivunen, MD
VP Medical Affairs
Aspirus Iron River
Hospital & Clinics

Connie Koutouzos
Connie L. Koutouzos
CEO
Aspirus Iron River
Hospital & Clinics

Chuck Nelson
Chuck Nelson
Upper Peninsula Regional CEO
Aspirus Inc.

Nasseem Rizkalla
Nasseem
F. Rizkalla, MD

Chief of Staff
Aspirus Iron River
Hospital & Clinics

Steven Tinti
Steven J. Tinti
CEO
Steven J. Tinti Law Offices

Aspirus Ironwood Hospital & Clinics

 

James Lorenson
Chair
James Lorenson
President
Gogebic Community College

John Garske
Vice Chair
John Garske
Former President (Retired)
Coleman Engineering

Rick Nevers
Secretary
Rick L. Nevers
Sr. VP Regional Operations,
System Integration Officer
Aspirus, Inc

Sara Lusignan
Treasurer
Sara Lusignan
VP of Finance
Aspirus, Inc.

Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Project Manager
Coleman Engineering Company, Inc.

Maria Gulan
Maria Gulan
VP of Ambulatory Services
Aspirus Clinics, Inc.

Kari Jacquart
Kari Jacquart
Co-Owner
Jacquart Fabric Products

Jacob Kempen
Jacob Kempen
VP of Clinical Services
Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Charles Iknayan
Charles Iknayan, MD
Pathologist/Lab Director
Aspirus Ironwood Hospital

Christopher Patritto
Christopher Patritto
District Administrator
Hurley K-12 School

Marcus Santini, MD
Marcus Santini, MD
General Surgery
Aspirus Ironwood Hospital

Paula Chermside
Paula Chermside
Non-voting Member
CEO
Aspirus Ironwood Hospital
& Clinics, Inc.

Chuck Nelson
Chuck Nelson
Non-voting Member
Upper Peninsula Regional CEO
Aspirus Inc.

Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital & Clinics

 

Daniel L. Dalquist
Chair
Daniel L. Dalquist
Retired Investment
Representative
Edward Jones

Edward Jenich
Vice Chair
Edward D. Jenich
Executive Director
Keweenaw Health Foundation

Darryl Pierce
Secretary
& Treasurer

Darryl A. Pierce
Superintendent
Public Schools
of Calumet,
Laurium & Keweenaw

Mike Hauswirth
Mike R. Hauswirth
CEO
Aspirus Keweenaw,
Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital

John Heisler
John F. Heisler
Sr. VP and Chief Human
Resources Officer
Aspirus, Inc.

Jerry Luoma
Jerry W.
Luoma, MD

Retired Family Practice
Aspirus Keweenaw
Hospital

Michael Luoma
Michael W.
Luoma, MD

Medical Director,
Chief of Staff,
Family Practice
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital

Sara Lusignan
Sara J. Lusignan
VP of Finance
Aspirus, Inc.

Tony Malik
Tony Malik, MD
Hospitalist
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital

Dale Tahtinen
Dale R. Tahtinen
Retired VP of Governmental
Relations
Michigan Technological University

Joel C. Tuoroniemi
Joel C. Tuoroniemi
Professor of Practice in Accounting
Michigan Technological University

Aspirus Langlade Hospital & Clinics

Key Staff Members

  • Andy Barth, Executive Director
  • Pat Tincher, Financial Service Director
  • Janelle Markgraf, Human Resource & Off Campus Services Director
  • Sherry Bunten, Director of Patient Care Service
  • Bessant Parker, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Lynne Moegenburg, Aspirus Clinics Regional Director
  • Sister Dolores Demulling
  • Sister Adele Demulling

Board of Directors

Mike Winter
Chair
Mike Winter
Attorney
Winter, Winter
& Behrens

Rick Nevers
Vice Chair
Rick L. Nevers

Sr. VP Regional Operations,
System Integration Officer
Aspirus, Inc

Noel Deep, MD
Noel Deep, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Aspirus Antigo Clinic

Kristine Flowers, MD
Kristine Flowers, MD
Family Medicine Physician
Aspirus Antigo Clinic

Charles Holland, DO
Charles Holland
President & CEO
St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

Michael Olson
Michael Olson, DO
Chief of Staff
Radiologist
Aspirus
Langlade Hospital

John Reetz
John Reetz
Retired Educator

Ann Roller
Ann Roller
Owner
Strasser-Roller
Funeral Home

Sidney Sczygelski
Sidney C. Sczygelski
Sr. VP Finance/CFO
Aspirus, Inc.

Keith Wagner
Charles Zanayed
President/CEO
CoVantage Credit Union

Andy Barth
Andy Barth
(non-voting member)
Executive Director/CEO
Aspirus Langlade Hospital

Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics

 

Mike Riggle
Chair
Mike Riggle, DVM
North Country
Veterinary Clinic

Susan Frazier
Secretary
Susan Frazier, MD

Northwestern Regional
Medical Director Aspirus Clinics, Inc.

Debbie Woods
Treasurer
Debbie Woods
Taylor Credit Union

Rachel Dixon
Rachel Dixon,
PA-C

Provider
Aspirus Medford Hosptial & Clinics

Lenard Hamman
Leonard Hamman
VP Commercial Lending
Nicolet National Bank

Matthew Heywood
Matthew F. Heywood
President/CEO
Aspirus, Inc.

Rick Nevers
Dale Hustedt
Chief Executive Officer
Aspirus Medford
Hospital & Clinics

Rick Nevers
Rick L. Nevers
Sr. VP, Regional Operations
& System Integration Officer Aspirus, Inc.

Mike Plooy
Mike Plooy
Thrivent Financial

Ruth Risley-Gray
Ruth Risley-Gray
Sr. VP, System Chief
Nursing Officer
Aspirus, Inc.

Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital & Clinics

 

John Heisler
Chair
John Heisler
Sr. VP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Aspirus, Inc.

Sara Lusignan
Vice Chair
Sara Lusignan
VP of Finance
Aspirus, Inc.

JR Richardson
Secretary / Treasurer
J.R. Richardson
Tech. Safety
& Reg. Affairs Mgr
White & L’Anse
Electric Power, LLC

Chuck Nelson
Chuck Nelson
Upper Peninsula Regional CEO
Aspirus, Inc.

Kirk Schott
Kirk Schott, OD
Northern Sights
Vision Clinic

Jennifer Weaver
Jennifer Weaver, APN, FNP-BC
Aspirus Ontonagon Clinic

Bill Wood
Bill Wood, RPh
Community
Representative

Mike Hauswirth
Mike R. Hauswirth
Non-voting member
CEO
Aspirus Keweenaw and
Aspirus Ontonagon Hospitals

Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics

 

Dean Danner
Chair
F. Dean Danner
President
Aspirus Clinics, Inc.

Craig R. Flinders
Vice Chair
Craig R. Flinders, DO
Family Medicine Physician
Aspirus Riverview Clinic

Sidney Sczygelski
Secretary
Sidney C. Sczygelski
Senior VP,
Chief Financial Officer
Aspirus, Inc.

Michael Bovee
Michael Bovee
Executive Director
Legacy Foundation of
Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Mary Jo Carson
Mary Jo Carson
Former Mayor
City of Wisconsin Rapids

David Crowther
David N. Crowther, MD
Family Medicine Physician
Aspirus Doctors Clinic

Mary Ironside
Mary Ironside
Retired Bank Executive

Marty Loy
Marty Loy
Dean of College
of Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin
Stevens Point

David Stark
David Stark
President
Bull's Eye Credit Union

Todd Burch
Todd Burch
(Non-Voting Member)
President/CEO
Aspirus Riverview Hospital
& Clinics, Inc.

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 A. 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
Aspirus Pulmonary
& Critical Care

Kathy Kelsey Foley
Kathy Kelsey Foley
Director
Leigh Yawkey
Woodson Art Museum

Lawrence G. Leibert
Lawrence
G. Leibert, MD

Pediatrician
Aspirus Doctors Clinic

Chad H. 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

Aspirus Service Area

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