Joan Coffman, president/CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls has accepted the appointment to serve as president and CEO of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Illinois, a sister hospital of St. Joseph’s and Sacred Heart hospitals. She will begin her new role September 5.
Coffman has served on the WHA Board of Directors since 2016, and has been a member of the Public Policy Council since 2012. She also served on the WHA Board Subcommittee on Health Reform created this year, and has been WHA West Central Region President since 2015. She actively participates in health care advocacy with WHA and received the American Hospital Association’s 2017 Grassroots Champion award.
“Joan is a dynamic leader in our organization, and we are excited to bring her leadership to central Illinois,” said Mary Starmann-Harrison, President and CEO of HSHS. “She has shown to be a proven leader in the HSHS Western Wisconsin Division with her enthusiasm and dedication to delivering patient-centered care and a true commitment to our HSHS mission.”