Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, Wis.  –  HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are pleased to announce the appointment of Travis Christman as Chief Nursing Officer.

Christman has been part of the HSHS family since 2009 when he started as a registered nurse in the post anesthesia care unit at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Since then, he has held numerous leadership positions including director of cardiology, progressive care, oncology, critical care and cardiopulmonary services. 

“From the time I started CNA work, I was convinced nursing is what I wanted to do,” says Christman. “I find it to be a very honorable profession - helping people when they need you most. Now, I have the opportunity to be the leader for nurses and other clinical team members and hope to impact them and patients in a positive way.” 

Christman is a graduate of the nursing program at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) in Eau Claire and serves on the CVTC Alumni Association Board as well as the advisory committee for the Open Educational Resource Nursing textbooks program being led by CVTC. 

He received his Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from American Sentinel University. 

Christman officially began his new role February 20. 



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 HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital
HSHS St. Joseph’s 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 1885, it has served the people of the Chippewa Falls area with health care that is high tech and high touch. Known locally for the quality of the care it provides patients, the hospital has been recognized nationally for its outstanding patient satisfaction levels. 

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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