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About Aspirus

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 7,700 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 four 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 in its 2018 and 2019 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.

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

  • Graham Courtney photo

    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 Langlade Hospital & Clinics

  • Michael Winter

    Chair

    Michael B. Winter

    Attorney

    Winter, Winter & Behrens

  • Rick Nevers

    Vice Chair

    Rick L. Nevers

    Interim President of U.P. Region

    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

    President

    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

    Treasurer

    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

    Interim President of U.P. Region

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Michael Plooy

    Michael E. Plooy

    Financial Consultant

    Thrivent Financial

  • Dale Hustedt

    Non-Voting Member

    Dale Hustedt

    President

    Aspirus Medford Hospital

Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics

  • David Stark

    Chair

    David A. Stark

    Chief of Staff

    Connexus Credit Union

  • Mary Ironside

    Vice Chair

    Mary D. Ironside

    Community Representative

  • Mary Jo Carson

    Secretary

    Mary Jo Carson

    Community Representative

  • Jesse Tischer

    Treasurer

    Jesse G. Tischer

    President Regional Markets

    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

  • Andy Barth

    Non-Voting Member

    Andy Barth

    Interim President

    Aspirus Riverview Hospital

Aspirus Upper Peninsula Region

  • Daniel Dalquist

    Chair

    Daniel L. Dalquist

    Retired Investment Representative

    Edward Jones

  • James Lorenson

    Vice-Chair

    James A. Lorenson

    Retired President

    Gogebic Community College

  • Steven Tinti

    Secretary

    Steven J. Tinti

    Attorney

    Steven J. Tinti Law Offices

  • Jenny Redman-Schell

    Treasurer

    Jenny Redman-Schell

    President, Clinics

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Jonathan Brueggeman

    Jonathan Brueggeman, DPM

    Interim CMO

    Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital

  • Katie Clark

    Katie Clark

    Branch Manager

    CoVantage Credit Union

  • Raymond Koivunen

    Raymond S. Koivunen, MD

    VP of Medical Affairs

    Aspirus Iron River Hospital

  • John Matonich

    John D. Matonich

    Retired CEO

    ROWE Professional Services Company

  • Marcus Santini

    Marcus F. Santini, MD

    General Surgeon

    Aspirus Ironwood Hospital

  • Kirk Schott

    Kirk Schott

    Optometrist

    Northern Sights Vision Clinic

  • Pat Tincher

    Pat Tincher

    VP of Finance, Regional Markets"

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Jesse Tischer

    Jesse G. Tischer

    President Regional Markets

    Aspirus, Inc.

  • Joel Tuoriniemi

    Joel C. Tuoriniemi

    Professor of Practice in Accounting

    Michigan Technological University

  • Jennifer Weaver

    Jennifer E. Weaver, APN

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital

  • William Wood

    William W. Wood, RPh

    Senior Director & 340B Expert

    Visante, Inc.

  • Christine Harff

    Non-Voting Member

    Christine Harff

    Regional President

    Aspirus Upper Peninsula

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

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