EAU CLAIRE, WIS. – HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis. has named Andy Barth, MHA, as the next president and CEO. He will begin serving in this role on March 29, 2021. 

Mr. Barth is a Wisconsin native who has worked in health care organizations serving Wisconsin, Indiana, and Colorado, including key markets in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and Denver, and most recently in central Wisconsin at Aspirus Health.

In his role at Aspirus Health, he has served as president and chief executive officer for the northeastern Wisconsin region with additional assignments across the system and southern region. While at Aspirus, Mr. Barth has overseen the development and implementation of regional strategy and operating plans to enhance patient care. He is credited for advancing key measures across mission, quality, service, people, growth, and finance initiatives.  He has an extensive background in hospital and ambulatory management, physician alignment and strategy, and operational excellence which is valuable experience to bring to his new role at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.

“I am truly grateful to be welcomed into such a united mission to serve across the Franciscan Order, HSHS and Sacred Heart,” Mr. Barth said.  “The dedication to the ministry of St. Francis and commitment to Sacred Heart’s heritage of care in Eau Claire and the surrounding communities is why I am excited to join this expansive and talented team. I am honored for the opportunity to serve during these unprecedented times and help shape the next chapter in the history of Sacred Heart.”  

Mr. Barth has a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Healthcare Administration and Informatics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Iowa.

Mr. Barth and his family are avid outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy exploring by ski, bike, and foot.  Andy and his wife have three children and are very excited to join the Eau Claire community. 
Mr. Barth will be replacing Sandy Anderson, who graciously served as interim president and CEO at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital for the past year.  


About HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the Founding Institute, and it is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System. Since 1889, it has been meeting patient needs in western Wisconsin with the latest medical innovations and technology, together with a Franciscan whole-person healing tradition.

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states - Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries,  and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

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