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Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center names new leader

Monday, November 26, 2007

Bobbe Teigen has been named chief administrative officer at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. She is scheduled to start on Dec. 3.

Teigen will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, management and direction to ensure efficient and effective patient-centered care at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center and the campus at Aurora Valley View.

"Bobbe is an exceptional leader with a long record of success in health care that incorporates a patient-centered focus," said Dan Bonk, executive vice president of Aurora Health Care's Central Region. "She brings a good mix of interpersonal and professional skills to her new role."

Teigen will oversee all operations of the 135-bed hospital, including its 285-member medical staff and 865 employees.

Teigen has more than 19 years of experience as a health care leader, most of them in Wisconsin. For the past 3 years, Teigen oversaw all aspects of Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers as chief administrative officer. Prior to that leadership role, she served for 9 years as the chief executive officer of Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Prairie du Sac. Teigen had earlier served as CEO and administrator at Osceola Medical Center.

"Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center has received national recognition for its quality of care. I look forward to working with the hospital team to enable us to continue that record of achievement," said Teigen. "We will continue to find better ways to promote health, prevent illness and provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment. My commitment to the communities we serve is to build upon the record of quality and efficient patient centered care that is the heart of our health care philosophy."

A native of North Dakota and a graduate of Dickinson State University, Teigen earned her masters degree in health care administration from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee. Professionally, she has served as board president of the Home Health United/Visiting Nurse Service in Madison and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative in Sauk City. She also has served as chair of the rural health council for the Wisconsin Hospital Association for 6 years and served the Wisconsin Hospital Association Board of Directors.

Teigen's community involvement has been extensive as well. She has been an active Lakeshore community member serving on the Board of Directors for the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Manitowoc County, Lakeshore Technical College Foundation and the Aurora Health Care Foundation. She's also been an active member of the Two River's Business Association, the Two Rivers Rotary, Healthiest Manitowoc County Steering Committee and the Two Rivers High School Football Boosters.

"Her personal and professional commitment to the community complements our philosophy of challenging ourselves to give people better access, better service and better results than they can get anywhere else." said Bonk. "She brings a wealth of experience from many years of leadership at three very reputable facilities in the state."

Teigen and her husband Ross have 3 sons and a daughter-in-law.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers care at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Mark Kantola (920-451-5351)

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