Chief Executive Officer
Richard has been CEO of Watertown Regional Medical Center for over five years and has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. He oversees the strategic, operational and clinical functions of WRMC and helps the hospital achieve Lifepoint’s mission of ‘Making Communities Healthier’. Richard is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and received his undergrad degree from BYU and his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Idaho State University. He enjoys trying new foods with his wife and spends his free time with his kids. Richard is an avid Packers and Bucks fan.
Patty Gedemer, MBA, BSN, RN, CPPS
Chief Nursing Officer
Patty has a unique background spanning over 30 years in healthcare including 17 years in nursing leadership, hospital operations, and performance improvement. She received her MBA in 2008 from Alverno College and served in a variety of roles across different hospitals before becoming CNO at Watertown Regional Medical Center. She received her Lean Certification from the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, Washington.
Michael Romedy, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Romedy has worked in healthcare for over 35 years, including eight years in a CFO role. As CFO at Watertown Regional Medical Center, Michael oversees the financial reporting for the organization, including revenue cycle, IT and labor management. Michael is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is passionate about delivering affordable healthcare to the communities he serves. He received his undergrad degree from Georgia State University and his MBA from Purdue University. When he's not at work, Michael is an avid runner and runs in area races and enjoys spending time with his spouse and their grandson.
Suzie Feuling, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS
Executive Director, Quality and Case Management/Chief Patient Safety Officer
Suzie has enjoyed over 35 years in healthcare with 20 years of progressive healthcare leadership including nearly 10 years in executive operational, quality and safety roles. Suzie is a registered nurse with her MS degree in organizational leadership and quality from Marian University. She is certified in healthcare quality (CPHQ), patient safety (CPPS), Lean process improvement (green belt), is a TeamSTEPPS master trainer and is certified in change management.
Ryan Lessner, SPHR
Executive Director of Human Resources
Ryan Lessner, who was born and raised in Watertown, offers an intimate knowledge of the community, along with over 20 years of human resources experience. His human resources experience includes 10 years as the Director of Human Resources for West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. He is a versatile leader with a background in recruitment, payroll, benefits, corporate training, leadership development, and succession planning. Since moving back to Watertown with his family in 2016, he has been heavily involved in the community, including serving as the assistant varsity baseball coach from 2017 to 2020 and coaching his kid's baseball and softball teams.
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