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.
Suzie Feuling, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS
Director of Quality and Case Management
Suzie has enjoyed over 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.
Jim Bird, CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer
Jim has worked at Watertown Regional Medical Center for over 12 years and has been CFO for over two years. He has helped guide the organization through a number of changes and is proud that in the two years of being CFO, the organization has been named a LeapFrog grade “A” facility. Jim received his Bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. For fun he likes to hunt, fish, bowl, bike and kayak.
Curt Oberholtzer, MA, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
Curt is an accomplished Human Resources leader and has over 25 years of healthcare experience with various health systems throughout the country. He is passionate about building turst. Teams and culture while developing people and being a strategic difference maker. Curt received his Master’s degree Wheaton College and his Bachelor’s degree from Goshen Gollege. He enjoys golf, reading, hiking, family time and the NFL.
Brad Ervin, MBA, MSHA
Director of Physician Services
Brad has over 15 years of experience in healthcare leadership and has experience in managing operations, service line development, care coordination initiatives, physician engagement, patient satisfaction and revenue cycle enhancement. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and received his Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When he’s not at the office, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family while hunting, fishing and participating in half marathons and triathlons.
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