Green Bay, Wis. – Therese Pandl, longtime President and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) – Eastern Wisconsin Division, has announced she will retire in July 2020. HSHS – Eastern Wisconsin Division is comprised of four hospitals: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls.
“To have had a career dedicated to serving others is very special and it has truly been an honor to serve the health care needs of this region,” said Pandl, who joined HSHS in 2009. “I am grateful for the talented and dedicated team of colleagues, leaders and physicians who strive each and every day to provide the very best care to our patients and communities.”
Upon joining HSHS, Therese worked to establish the first professional service agreement (PSA) between HSHS and Prevea Health and implement the Division structure for HSHS in eastern Wisconsin. She was also instrumental in establishing Epic as the electronic medical record system for HSHS – Eastern Wisconsin Division hospitals and developing the Prevea360 Health Plan.
Other highlights during Therese’s time at HSHS include creating a partnership with Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, which in 2014 joined HSHS as HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. Therese also played a vital role in HSHS – Eastern Wisconsin Division’s alignment with Green Bay Oncology and affiliation with Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. In 2015, she led the establishment and development of HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay.
“Therese is committed to the advancement of safety and quality in our hospitals, and spiritually-centered, cost-effective care for our patients,” said Mary Starmann-Harrison, President and CEO, Hospital Sisters Health System. “The impact Therese has had in eastern Wisconsin and across all of HSHS cannot be overstated. HSHS has seen tremendous growth in Wisconsin under her leadership, and her leadership will leave a legacy there.”
Pandl began her career as a burn nurse and then served as a clinical nurse specialist for hospital critical care units. Pandl transitioned to leadership roles, leading multiple departments and eventually leading Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee. Pandl was later named the chief operating officer for Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s, a position she held until joining HSHS in 2009.
As a seasoned health care executive, Pandl has received many prestigious awards, including the 2019 Distinguished Service Award which recognizes senior executives who have made an exemplary commitment to the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) and the communities they serve. In addition, Pandl was the recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Award from the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Pandl has also been very involved in the Green Bay community through her work with St. Norbert College students, St. John’s Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity and numerous hospital-based initiatives to improve the quality of life for people of this area.
About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center have been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. With HSHS St. Vincent being the largest tertiary care hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s location on Green Bay’s west side, patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. Affiliates of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospitals primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. Both hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org.
About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.
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 15 Local Systems and physician practices in 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. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.