Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) in Springfield, Ill., recently announced the appointment of a new member to the Boards of Directors for HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. The two boards function separately with a common membership base. Having duplicated board memberships supports the continued collaboration between the two HSHS ministries.

“We have a strong group of leaders on our boards that govern, guide and direct the efforts of both of our hospitals,” said Andy Bagnall, president and CEO, HSHS Western Wisconsin Division. “They’re committed to working together for the good of our communities and we value them for their experience and expertise.”

New to the boards is Tina Nazier. Her appointment became effective November 1, 2018. Nazier is the health care strategic alignment director for Wipfli LLP in Eau Claire. She served as an Advisory Council member at Sacred Heart Hospital for a number of years. Nazier has a bachelor’s in management and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Established board members are:

Andy Bagnall serves as president and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS Western Wisconsin Division. He currently serves as president of the Sacred Heart Hospital Board of Directors. Bagnall is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned his master’s in Health Administration and bachelor’s from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. As a member of HSHS since 2010, Bagnall previously served as president and CEO of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, WI.

Jeff Halloin currently serves as chair of the board for both hospitals. He received his bachelor’s from St. Olaf College and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in Wisconsin and Illinois and specializes in Finance and Real Estate development. He is currently the president and CEO of Charter Bankshares, Inc., the parent company of Charter Bank. He is also the president of his family businesses, Landmark Company and Landstar Builders, Inc. In addition, he serves as the secretary of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Eau Claire.   

James Docksey currently serves as vice chair of the board for both hospitals. He is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Chippewa Falls. He has served on the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board of Directors since 2007 and on the Sacred Heart Hospital Board of Directors since 2008. Docksey holds a bachelor’s in business administration from UWEC.

Jerry Jacobson currently serves as secretary of the board for both hospitals. He has served on the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board of Directors since 2011. Jacobson is the president of Northwestern Bank. He holds a bachelor’s in economics from UWEC and an MBA from the University of Chicago. 

Dr. Lon Blaser, a retired rheumatologist, has served on the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board of Directors since 2007. Dr. Blaser previously served as the medical director of Group Health Cooperative in Eau Claire, retiring in 2010. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University, and completed an internship at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, an internal medicine residency at Marshfield Clinic and a rheumatology fellowship at UW-Madison. Dr. Blaser also holds a master’s in social work from St. Louis University.

Patti Darley is an active community volunteer in Chippewa Falls. Prior to retirement, she worked as a project coordinator at Xcel Energy in the strategic sales and marketing department, customer service/public relations focused. She holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Marquette University.
Sister Bernadine Gutowski, O.S.F., is a member of Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Her current role is performing vocation ministry for her community in the Chicago area. Sister Bernadine has served in a leadership role for the community and on boards of other HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois. She holds a Business Administration degree from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI and a MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Dr. Greg Heiler is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist with Pathology Service Corporation. He has served on the Sacred Heart Hospital Board of Directors since 2010. Dr. Heiler holds a bachelor’s in biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, also completing his pathology residency at the University of Minnesota.

Peter Mannix is the vice president of strategy development and implementation of Hospital Sisters Health System, a multi-hospital Catholic health care system based in Springfield, Ill. He holds a bachelor’s from State University of New York at Binghamton and an MHA from St. Louis University. Mannix is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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