HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division Hospital Trustee Honored with WHA Award

Hager receives 2017 WHA Trustee of the Year

December 08, 2017

John Hager, who has served in various volunteer capacities at St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Green Bay for decades, received the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s (WHA) 2017 Trustee of the Year Award. Hager was nominated by Therese Pandl, president/CEO, HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division, because of his years of unwavering commitment and said of him, “John brings a special spark and vitality to the Board.”

Jenny Boese, WHA vice president, federal affairs and advocacy presented the award to Hager in front of HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division leaders and board members in Green Bay December 7.

Hager’s involvement began at St. Vincent Hospital in the 1980s and now spans 30 years, including serving on past capital campaigns, the Major Gift Committee, the St. Vincent Hospital Advisory Council, the group that established the Friends of St. Vincent Hospital and much more. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004, and will complete his final board term this year. Hager has been recognized for his work with the hospitals, which he says was only possible because of the exceptional colleagues at each of the organizations.

Current Board Chair Daniel Platkowski had this to say, “John Hager has a strong passion for St. Mary’s and St. Vincent Hospitals…and lives his life in accordance with the core values of the hospitals. I cannot think of a more qualified individual to receive the WHA Trustee Award.” 

Hager is a De Pere native. He is an attorney and licensed certified public accountant, who has practiced law for 35 years. He graduated from Marquette University and Marquette University Law School. WHA will contribute $250 to Hager’s charity of choice, which is the HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary’s Foundation.

This story originally appeared in the December 08, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter