Ministry Health Care Announces New Leadership Structure in Northeast Wisconsin
Daniel E. Neufelder and William J. Calhoun to have expanded roles within Ministry
12 / 14 / 2012
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis. (Dec. 14, 2012) - Having assumed sponsorship of Affinity Health System in February of 2012, Ministry Health Care (Ministry) has announced organizational changes in the new Ministry Health Care and its Eastern Region (Northeast Wisconsin).
Daniel E. Neufelder, FACHE, has been named by Ministry Health Care as the Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for all of Ministry’s 15 hospitals across Wisconsin, including the four facilities in Ministry’s Eastern Region – St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Calumet Medical Center in Chilton, and Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.
William (Bill) J. Calhoun, FACHE, President of Mercy Medical Center has been named by the local Affinity Board of Directors as the Eastern Region Vice President. Calhoun will retain his position as President of Mercy Medical Center. The current Presidents within Ministry’s other Eastern Region hospitals and medical group remain unchanged.
“I am pleased to announce Dan and Bill’s new roles within Ministry Health Care,” said Nick Desien, President and CEO of Ministry Health Care. “When we began coming together with Affinity back in February, it was important to have the right leaders locally positioned to serve the needs of the community and existing staff.”
Daniel E. Neufelder’s Biography
Daniel E. Neufelder, FACHE, joined Affinity Health System in 2006 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 1979, he has dedicated his career to the health care industry, serving in multiple capacities throughout the United States.
Neufelder has been active in professional organizations and has served in leadership capacities with the American College of Healthcare Executives where he has achieved Fellow status, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He currently is Chair-Elect of the Wisconsin Hospital Association Board of Directors and will serve as Chair in 2013.
William J. Calhoun’s Biography
William J. Calhoun, FACHE, became President of Mercy Medical Center in August 2007. He has 20 years of experience in health care administration. Prior to joining Affinity Health System, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, Maine, and worked as the Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services for Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Howard Young is an affiliate of Ministry Health Care.
Calhoun was recently elected to serve as Wisconsin's representative on the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. His term will begin in March 2013.
About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care is an integrated Catholic health care delivery system serving over 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry operations generate nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 46 clinics, and nearly 12,000 employees including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. According to Truven Health Analytics (formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters), Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of health care systems in the country.
Ministry Health Care is sponsored by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother who founded hospitals in the United States more than 120 years ago to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor.
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.