President of Mercy Medical Center elected to the American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents
Bill Calhoun elected to serve as Wisconsin’s representative
12 / 05 / 2012
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
OSHKOSH, Wis. – Bill Calhoun, FACHE, president of Mercy Medical Center, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.
Calhoun will take office at the Council of Regents meeting March 9, 2013, during ACHE’s 56th Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hilton Chicago. As a Regent, Calhoun will represent ACHE’s membership in Wisconsin.
“It is a honor for Bill to serve as Wisconsin’s representative,” said Daniel E. Neufelder, senior vice president of hospital operations for Ministry Health Care and president of Affinity Health System. “Mercy Medical Center and the Oshkosh community are fortunate to have such a great leader in the health care industry right in our community.”
Calhoun has served as president of Mercy Medical Center since 2007. Prior to this position, he was senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle, Maine; a member organization of the Eastern Maine Healthcare System.
Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Calhoun has served on the ACHE Wisconsin Chapter Board of Directors, and most recently as the Treasurer.
Calhoun received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and his bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.