President, St. Elizabeth Hospital
Travis Andersen became the 18th president of St. Elizabeth Hospital in October 2007 and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the 352-bed facility.
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton’s first hospital established in 1899, provides total health care to Appleton and the Fox Cities, including emergency/trauma care, surgical services, cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics, intensive care, obstetrics and pediatrics. Under Andersen’s leadership, St. Elizabeth Hospital has added a new BirthPlace Postpartum Unit, Emergency Department, Heart, Lung & Vascular Center, Outpatient Surgery Center, and Cancer Center. In addition, St. Elizabeth Hospital continues to be an integral part of Affinity Health System, which has been named one of the top 64 health systems in the nation four years in a row, according to Thomson Reuters.
Andersen joined Affinity Health System in 2001 as director of business development. In this role, he developed relationships with UW Health in Madison to bring specialized pediatric and cancer care to St. Elizabeth Hospital and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. In 2005, he was named president of Calumet Medical Center in Chilton, a 25-bed critical access hospital. During his two-year tenure at Calumet Medical Center, Andersen oversaw a renovation to the hospital’s Emergency, Registration and Radiology departments and recruited a number of medical specialists to the hospital.
An Iowa native, Andersen earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and German from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and his master’s in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
Andersen is active in the Appleton and Chilton communities. He currently serves on the Gold Cross Board of Directors, Performing Arts Center Board of Directors, Catalpa Health Board of Directors, the Calumet Medical Center Board of Directors, and the Calumet Area Community Health Foundation Board of Directors.