Leadership Development Program Visits HSHS/Prevea Health and Marshfield Clinic in Eau Claire

ACHE-WI 2019-2020 Leadership Development Program (LDP) Cohort X kicked off their 2019 Site Visits in Eau Claire, spending the morning at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Prevea Cancer Center and then traveling to Marshfield Medical Center – Eau Claire for the afternoon on June 28th. Our early careerists learned about the two organizations, toured the facilities and met with senior leaders from the respective organizations. The group engaged in meaningful discussions with key executives about leadership challenges and gained valuable career advice.

Key takeaways included: Learn from failure; Trust your instincts; Personal relationships are what matter. Recommended books: “The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World” by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky; “The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results” by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter.

The day started at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Prevea Cancer Center with site tours and breakfast. The group spent the morning with senior leaders including: Andrew Bowman, RN, Executive Director – Specialty Services, HSHS & Prevea Western Wisconsin Division; Toni Simonson, PhD, FACHE, Executive Director, Behavioral Care, HSHS & Prevea Western Wisconsin Division; Andy Bagnall, FACHE, President & CEO, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and HSHS Western Wisconsin Division; Ken Johnson, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President of Clinical Operations, Prevea Health Western Wisconsin; Ashok Rai, MD, President & CEO, Prevea Health. An engaging Q & A with C-Suite executives from HSHS and Prevea Health focused on clinical collaboration; adaptive leadership; value-based initiatives; market trends; physician relationships; effective communication; and career advancement strategies.

The LDP group then traveled to Marshfield Medical Center – Eau Claire for a welcome lunch, campus tour, and conversation with leaders from Marshfield Clinic Health System. Topics focused on building & designing modern healthcare facilities, and healthcare leadership challenges & innovations. Executives leading our roundtable discussion included: Patrick Board, VP of Operations; Jeff Tucker, VP of Business Development; Ryan Neville, FACHE, Chief Administrative Officer, Marshfield Medical Center – Neillsville (ACHE-WI Chapter President and LDP Cohort 2 alum); Criss Gutsch, Regional Oncology Manager; Miriam Gehler, Administrative Director – Regional Operations; and Susan Bugni, Service Line Administrator.

The site visit was co-hosted by Jennifer Benrud, Executive Director, Prevea Health and Jeron Jackson, System Oncology Service Line Director, Marshfield Clinic Health System. The ACHE-WI Leadership Development Program cohort was joined by Salim Perez-Ortiz from the ACHE Puerto Rico Chapter, a post graduate healthcare administration intern at Advocate Aurora Health as part of the ACHE Summer Enrichment Program, which made it an even more enlightening learning experience for everyone.

LDP Cohort X Site Visit at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Prevea Cancer Center in Eau Claire

Pictured (left to right): Will McMullen; Jeron Jackson; Derek Angle; Jenny Benrud;
Bethany Seeboth; Salim Perez Ortiz; Nick Ladell; Chris Gries.

LDP Cohort X Site Visit at Marshfield Medical Center – Eau Claire

Pictured (front row, from left): Bethany Seeboth, Salim Perez Ortiz, Derek Angle, Jeron Jackson;
Back row (from left): Chris Gries, Will McMullen, Jenny Benrud, Nick Ladell.