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Aspirus selects next President & CEO


WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -  Aspirus has selected their next President and Chief Executive Officer. He is Matthew Heywood.

Heywood has been in Wilmington, NC, where he served New Hanover Health Network as executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2008.

The new officer is a former Michigan resident, who is eager to return to the Midwest with his family. Aspirus Board Chair Todd Nicklaus was a member of the search committee that ultimately selected Heywood. “We evaluated many qualified and motivated candidates, but Matt was the perfect fit for Aspirus,” Nicklaus said. “The healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented change right now, and Matt’s skill set and leadership approach are exactly what the organization needs to succeed in an industry dealing with sweeping reforms.”

Heywood will oversee the entire Aspirus health system, which includes several clinics plus six hospitals in Ironwood, Ontonagon, and Laurium, Michigan along with hospitals in Antigo, Medford, and Wausau Wisconsin.