EAU CLAIRE – Two new directors have recently joined HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals:
Dawn Larson has joined both hospitals as director of laboratory services. She began her new role April 11. Larson will lead all inpatient and outpatient laboratory services for both hospitals and work closely with hospital pathologists and medical staff in providing quality care. Larson most recently served as director of laboratory services at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington, Ill. and Administrative Director of Cytogenetic Services for Advocate ACL Laboratories in Rosemont, Ill.
In previous roles, Larson has served as adjunct faculty at Rock Valley Community College in Rockford, Ill., and Kishwaukee Community College in Malta, Ill. Larson holds a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill.
Steven Wheeler has joined Sacred Heart Hospital as director of environmental services. He began his new role April 4. Wheeler most recently served as director of environmental services at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. In previous roles, Wheeler held a variety of leadership positions with Sodexo. Wheeler is a Certified Hospital Environmental Services Professional and a U.S. Army Veteran.
About HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is an affiliate of the Hospital Sisters Health System. Since 1889 it has been meeting patient needs in western Wisconsin with the latest medical innovations and technology, together with a Franciscan whole-person healing tradition. For more information about HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, visit www.sacredhearteauclaire.org.
About HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, has served the people of the Chippewa Falls area since 1885 with health care that is high tech and, more importantly, high touch. Known locally for the quality of the care it provides patients, the hospital has been recognized nationally for its outstanding patient satisfaction levels. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, headquartered in Springfield, Ill., it is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems. To learn more about HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, visit www.stjoeschipfalls.com.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 13 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.