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Aspirus Keweenaw welcomes Matt Krause, Chief Administrative Officer

Aspirus Health has hired Matt Krause, MBA, as chief administrative officer for Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics. Beginning April 12, Krause will be responsible for daily operations of the hospital and clinics as well as provide direct oversight and direction for these locations.

Krause brings more than 23 years of health care experience to his new role at Aspirus. He began his career working with patients as a radiographer and CT technologist. His skills and knowledge quickly earned him leadership roles, first within radiology and then in overall hospital operations. He comes to Aspirus from OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group in Escanaba where he served as regional director of operations.

“We are excited Matt has broad experience in rural health care operations, fiscal management and provider relations to help us continue to grow,” said Christine Harff, Aspirus U.P. Regional President. “It’s important to have a visible leader in our communities and I’m thrilled he has chosen our team.”

Among his career accomplishments, Krause acted as regional director of operations for both UP Health System – Marquette (four years) and OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group (more than 4.5 years). In these roles, he was responsible for operations, acquisition integration, business development, provider relations and fiscal management.

Krause is a graduate of Ferris State University with an Associate in Applied Science degree in medical radiography and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with an emphasis in global business from Cornerstone University.

“I’m excited to work in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the tip of the Keweenaw,” Krause said. “I’m looking forward to building relationships with staff and members of the community.”

Krause reports he is eager to dive into his new role and ensure the best care possible for those who choose Aspirus Health for their care.