Watertown Regional Medical Center Welcomes New Chief of Staff
January 31, 2023
Watertown, WI – Watertown Regional Medical Center is excited to welcome Dr. Jason Habeck, an orthopedic surgeon at the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, as their new Chief of Staff.
Dr. Habeck has been at Watertown Regional Medical Center since 2018. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in hip and knee replacements. Recently, he started to perform knee replacements using the VELYS Robotic Surgical System which helps to ensure predictable results, improved outcomes, increased mobility, and helps patients recover faster.
“Dr. Habeck is a tremendous surgeon who is trusted by both his patients and colleagues,” said Richard Keddington, CEO of Watertown Regional Medical Center. “His leadership will be crucial over the next two years to help us continue to provide safe and quality healthcare.”
As Chief of Staff, Dr. Habeck is tasked with overseeing all care provided by physicians and other medical providers, additionally he will maintain a seat on the Board of Trustees. He will be filling the role for Dr. Vikram Goyal, whose two-year term as Chief of Staff has come to an end.
“We would like to thank Dr. Goyal for his leadership over the past two years,” said Richard Keddington, CEO of Watertown Regional Medical Center. “He did a tremendous job leading the hospital and physicians through continued COVID-19 guidelines and helping transition into loosening some of the COVID-19 restrictions.”
As the immediate past Chief of Staff, Dr. Goyal will continue to serve on the Board of Trustees. The board’s role is to make sure the community has access to the healthcare services they need while ensuring patients receive quality and safe care.
The following is a comprehensive list of hospital Board of Trustees members: Kathy Wagner, Board Chair; Jason Polzin, Vice Chair; Dr. Jason Habeck, Chief of Staff; Richard Keddington, CEO; Michael Romedy, CFO; Patricia Gedemer, CNO; Dr. Vikram Goyal, Tim Roets, Katey Higgins, Marcy Tessmann, Dr. Sajjad Nasir, Dr. Ron Sokovich, and Dana Stinnett, NP. Furthermore, the following individuals represent the Greater Watertown Area Health Foundation with the joint venture with ScionHealth: Randy Phelps, John Kosanovich, David Schroeder, and Carol Quest.
About Watertown Regional Medical Center
Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) has been providing the residents of Dodge and Jefferson counties in southeast Wisconsin with excellent healthcare for over 115 years. By placing patients’ needs first, services have grown to include Emergency, Primary Care, Women’s Health, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Heart and Vascular, Neurology, Pulmonology, Ophthalmology, and many other services. Watertown Regional Medical Center is a joint venture between the Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation and ScionHealth. For more information and to see a complete list of the services offered, visit www.watertownregional.com.