Oconto Falls – HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher P. Brabant, MBA, FACHE, to serve as the hospital’s next president and CEO.
Since 2013, Chris has served as the HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division Executive Director of Surgical Services for the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center and Prevea Health Vascular Surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Under his leadership, he has been responsible for the strategic planning, business operations and financial viability of the center and service lines, including the implementation of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve program, the new Prevea-HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital cardiology program in partnership with his Prevea SLD counterpart, and the implementation of the Regional Outreach General and Vascular Surgical Program at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.
“Chris has done an incredible job in his current role within HSHS, and we know that his combined experience in business and health care and his track record of successful leadership make him a great fit to position St. Clare,” said Mary Starmann-Harrison, president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), which along with HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, includes 14 other hospitals across Wisconsin and Illinois. “We are pleased he has accepted our invitation to serve in this new role within our Franciscan healing ministry.”
“HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is still a relatively new part to the HSHS family, and we are excited to bring Chris into this leadership role to continue serving the Oconto Falls community,” said Therese Pandl, president and CEO of the HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division, which in addition to St. Clare Memorial Hospital includes HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay. “We look forward to having Chris transition and bring his experience to St. Clare.”
Chris earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and Baccalaureate of Science in Perfusion Technology from St. Louis University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Surgical Technician, holds a State of Wisconsin Perfusion License and is certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. He has been very active in the community, serving on numerous boards, coalitions and groups, and will continue to do so in the Oconto Falls community.
“It’s been an honor to be a part of the HSHS family since 2013, and I’m incredibly honored that our leadership has confidence in my ability to lead the team at St. Clare Memorial,” said Chris.
Chris will officially begin his role as HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital president and CEO on August 20, 2018. Paula Hafeman, Chief Nursing Executive of HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division, is currently serving as the interim president and CEO of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.
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 emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic, wound care 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 (HSHS)
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, 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.