Member News: Stoughton Hospital President/CEO Brenny Announces Retirement

October 27, 2017

After 27 plus years of dedicated service to Stoughton Hospital and the community, President/CEO Terry Brenny has announced his planned retirement from Stoughton Hospital effective June 1, 2018.    

Under Brenny’s leadership, Stoughton Hospital experienced significant growth and success. Brenny guided the hospital through many major changes including: conversion to electronic health records, opening two satellite clinics, starting Stoughton Hospital Home Health Program, developing a hospitalist program, and initiating the first Dane County valet and room service for patients and visitors.  Beginning in 1995 the hospital implemented its first major construction and renovation project and followed with three more—the most recent being a $13.2M project completed in April 2017. 

Brenny has served on WHA’s Board of Directors since 2015, was a member of WHA’s Council on Medical and Professional Affairs and served on WHA’s Council on Rural Health. He is active in meetings and events associated with WHA’s Southern Region.

“Terry is a remarkable, widely respected health care leader,” said WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding. “His knowledge of our industry and the insights he shared at our Board meetings were highly valued by his colleagues and the WHA staff. On a personal note, I have greatly appreciated his counsel and thoughtful input over the past several years. Terry will be missed, and we wish him and his family all the best in a well-deserved retirement.”

Brenny’s tenure at the hospital has been recognized with multiple awards and accolades, which he attributes to the hospital’s Excellence Together Program initiated in 2006. Stoughton Hospital consistently leads the industry with exceptionally high patient, physician and employee satisfaction and engagement scores monitored through Press Ganey. Brenny has been a champion in creating a culture where patients, employees and physicians are engaged, fulfilled and focused on the mission of Stoughton Hospital to “provide safe, quality health care with exceptional personalized service” to their patients and families.

This story originally appeared in the October 27, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter