Joan Coffman, president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), was awarded the 2015 Wisconsin ACHE Regent Senior Executive Award today at the ACHE-WI 2015 Annual Conference. Coffman joined St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2008 as chief operating officer and was named president and CEO in April 2010. ACHE is an organization with more than 40,000 healthcare leaders from around the world who are dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. Membership gives people the opportunity to be among leaders in healthcare management, grow professionally, enjoy greater satisfaction and career potential and contribute to and give back to their profession. The Fellowship credential (FACHE) is a symbol of professionalism, ethical decision making, competence and leadership and serves as an essential qualification for executive leadership.
HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are pleased to announce the following leadership appointments: Molly Lauer has been appointed as director of patient relations for HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. Lauer has served at St. Joseph’s Hospital since November 2012 with responsibility for patient experience. Julia Lyons has been appointed as executive director of case management and the clinical documentation program for HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. Lyons joined Sacred Heart Hospital in January 2013 as director of quality and moved to the two hospitals’ division oversight in July 2014.
Marco, Inc. has been named #79 on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Fast Growth 150 list. Based on gross revenue over the two-year period from 2012 to 2014, The Fast Growth 150 list ranks solution providers based in North America with significant economic growth. These companies have excelled in growing their operations and constantly providing essential services to their customers. Since 2010, Marco has grown from 350 employees to over 900 employees today. The company now has 42 locations with offices in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Nebraska.
SDS Architects announced that the firm has recently been retained for the following projects: River Valley School District Study, Spring Green, WI; R. J. Jurowski construction office addition and remodel, Whitehall, Wisconsin; Heartland Contractors Projects in Eau Claire. SDS Architects has been retained to design several significant multi-family housing projects for Chippewa Valley-based Heartland Contractors. Heartland also has retained SDS Architects as designer on a commercial hangar at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.
UW-Eau Claire has welcomed Dr. Yaakov Levi as the next individual to hold the longstanding professorship funded by the L.E. Phillips Religious Studies Professor Award. Levi’s position is the university’s first and only privately sponsored visiting professorship, funded since its inception in 1976 by the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The professorship is intended to support an educator in the department of philosophy and religious studies who has expertise on the Holocaust and Jewish studies. At UW-Eau Claire, Levi teaches courses on the Old Testament and Hebrew Bible, the Holocaust and Judaism.