Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area Announces Senior Leadership Team

July 24, 2019

Marinette, Wis. –Ed Harding will continue as president of Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area. Melanie Tiedt will continue as Sr. Director Administrator of Advocate Aurora Health's clinics in the greater Marinette market and will also assume responsibility for the hospital-based clinics. Both Harding and Tiedt report to Sandra Ewald, president of the Greater Green Bay Market for Advocate Aurora Health. This market-based structure allows for greater collaboration between the hospital and clinic teams.

Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area's senior leadership team, reporting to Harding includes:

  • Nicole Swanson, Vice President Nursing, Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area
  • Doug McManus, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer, Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area
  • Robin Dequaine, Chief Clinical Services Officer, Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area
  • Dan Cook, Director of Financial Planning, Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area
  • Gwen Baumel, Regional Vice President, Human Resources

When Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area joined Advocate Aurora Health more than three months ago, teams began assessing the hospital's organizational structure, operations and functions to set the hospital up to deliver the most efficient, highest-quality care to the surrounding communities.

"These leaders are poised to help us provide a signature patient experience where consumers can navigate more conveniently and seamlessly across every opportunity to receive care," said Sandra Ewald, President of the Greater Green Bay market, Advocate Aurora Health.

Ed Harding, president of Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area adds, "We will continue to focus on enhancing care locally, furthering our commitment to providing robust health care services in the community and responding to local needs as they evolve."

Being part of the 9th largest not for profit health system ensures Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area will continue to be a strong and vibrant part of the community for many years to come.

"We're excited to continue building on the strong track record of serving our community," said Ewald. For more than four years, community residents have benefited from the organization's addition of urgent care services and expansion of patient access to primary care and specialized health services, a new state-of-the-art hospital and implementation of an advanced electronic health record system to enhance care coordination.

In the near future, the hospital will be announcing the Community Advisory Council members that will act as a champion and civic supporter for local health care interests.


About Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is among the largest non-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region's largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience, and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, and pediatrics. The organization also contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2017.

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