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OakLeaf Surgical Hospital Hires New CEO
After conducting a nationwide senior executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., has hired Anne Hargrave-Thomas to fill the role of chief executive officer.
“Among Anne’s many skills is a proven ability to partner with surgeons to substantially improve satisfaction scores, quality and patient experience,”
OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, which was rated “best in the nation” for patient experience by Consumer Reports magazine, offers seven surgical suites, two GI suites and a pain management center. Hargrave-Thomas will lead several critical initiatives for the organization, including opening a new facility.
“OakLeaf was seeking a seasoned CEO with a track record of building trust and teamwork among leadership, physicians and staff while maintaining a pattern of revenue growth. Anne is an expert problem-solver who is particularly skilled at recruiting and retaining surgeons. She is an ideal match for this organization’
Prior to joining OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Hargrave-Thomas served as the CEO and administrator at West Bloomfield Surgery Center in West Bloomfield, Mich. Her career has included leadership positions at Wayne State University Physicians Group and at Detroit Medical Center, both located in Detroit, Mich. Named one of Becker’s “Administrators to Know” in 2010 and 2011, Hargrave-Thomas completed a master’s of business administration degree in healthcare administration at Baker College in Flint, Mich., as well as a bachelor's of science in nursing at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
About OakLeaf Surgical Hospital:
In 2001, a group of independent physicians established OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., a private hospital designed exclusively for surgery. Today, 60 surgeons in 15 specialties offer surgical procedures at OakLeaf Surgical Hospital on an outpatient or overnight stay basis. This unique, state-of-the-
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