Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin Honors Health System Leaders
Five Wisconsin health care CEOs named “Business Leader of the Year”
The Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin awarded the CEOs of five Wisconsin Health Systems with its Wisconsin Business Leader of the Year Award in a virtual event on Dec. 13.
The five health system CEOs receiving the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin award are:
- Alan Kaplan, CEO of UW Health
- Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health
- Bernie Sherry, CEO of Ascension Wisconsin
- Jim Skogsbergh, president and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health
- Chris Woleske, president and CEO of Bellin Health System
It is the first time that the club has awarded the honor to more than one recipient, an acknowledgment of the collaboration between the state’s health care leaders in responding to and fighting the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa Write, vice president of the Wisconsin Business Leader of the Year Program, noted that an “extensive list” of deserving health care organization executives could have been chosen for this year’s award, but that those recognized had the greatest reach in caring for Wisconsinites during the pandemic.
WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding hosted a discussion with the award recipients in conjunction with the award announcement. Award recipients reflected on the pandemic and the challenges it has presented and reaffirmed their commitments to the patients, families and communities they serve.
This story originally appeared in the December 16, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter