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John Wagner’s role as president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital expands to include HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital

October 20, 2022 

Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, Wis.  – HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls are pleased to announce the appointment of John Wagner as president and CEO of both hospitals.

Mr. Wagner has served as the President and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital since 2019. The expansion of his executive leadership role to now include HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital follows the recent departure of Andy Barth, who served as president and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital since 2021.

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve as president and CEO for HSHS Sacred Heart in addition to St. Joseph’s Hospital,” said Mr. Wagner. “I look forward to continuing to advance our mission by working closely with our colleagues and physician partners to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care.”

Mr. Wagner received a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 2008, and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in healthcare management in 2018.  His undergraduate degree is from Mount Mercy College with a major in biology and minor in psychology. 

Prior to starting at HSHS, John spent a decade with UnityPoint Health in Iowa in various clinical and leadership roles, including director of operations, director of performance improvement and employer relations, director of rehabilitation services and as a physical therapist. 

Since moving to the Chippewa Valley in 2019, John has been involved in the United Way, Chippewa County Economic Development, and volunteering at the Sojourner House in Eau Claire. 

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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.

John Wagner’s role as president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital expands to include HSHS Sacred
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