Executive promotions support froedtert hospital’s growth

Reflecting the growth of Froedtert Hospital, two executives have been promoted and one executive has joined Froedtert Hospital to lead eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center into the future.

Completing a succession plan that was announced in September of last year, Eric L. Conley assumed the role of president of Froedtert Hospital and executive vice president, Froedtert Health, on July 1. Conley joined Froedtert Hospital in July of 2018 as senior vice president and chief operating officer. He succeeds Cathy J. Buck, who in September 2019 announced her plans to retire as president of Froedtert Hospital after leading the organization since 2011.

Michael Stadler, MD, has been named chief medical officer (CMO) of Froedtert Hospital after having served as interim CMO since September 2019. In addition to his CMO role, Dr. Sadler was appointed Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and will continue in his current role as MCW Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences.

New to the organization, Richelle Webb Dixon joined Froedtert Hospital as senior vice president and chief operating officer in the role previously held by Conley. Dixon most recently served as system vice president for CommonSpirit Health in Denver, Colo., where she led strategies to enhance integration and transformation performance in a health system that spans 21 states.

"Through exceptional care, enhanced by both innovation and discovery, our mission continues to be focused on becoming and being the trusted leader in the communities we serve by transforming health care and connecting communities," said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health. "To execute on our mission, it is imperative that we have local, proven leadership that is committed to maintaining Froedtert Hospital’s exceptional care with a focus on our core values of dignity and respect. Each of these leaders has proven a track record living our values and will help continue to position Froedtert Hospital as one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation."

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