UPDATE: Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) announced Andrew Bagnall is the new president and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and HSHS Western Wisconsin Division.
Bagnall currently serves as president and CEO of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. He will begin this new role on February 5.
On January 9, HSHS announced Julie Manas was out of that position after six years on the job. The reasoning was not released.
Bagnall and his wife, along with their three children, will relocate to the Chippewa Valley.
January 9, 2017
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Sacred Heart Hospital has said goodbye to its leader of six years.
The hospital has announced that it has parted ways with Julie Manas, the CEO and President of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.
According to the HSHS Sacred Heart Media Relations Department, the two sides parted ways this week, but the spokesperson would not say if Manas was fired. In a release, the hospital said it was moving in a different direction.
Manas was named CEO and President of the western Wisconsin division in February of 2012, according to the hospital's website. In its statement, leadership for HSHS, as well as the Sacred Heart board of directors thanks Manas for her service.
Mary Starmann-Harrison steps in interim CEO. She released a statement on the leadership transition, writing: “Bringing about change requires perseverance in a dynamic environment. We have an expert team and we are positioned to continue doing what we do best, which is taking care of our patients.We look forward to continuing our 130-year-old health care ministry and providing innovative, high quality, patient-centered care to residents in the Chippewa Valley for years to come.”