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Becker’s Hospital Review names Fort HealthCare’s Mike Wallace one of the 50 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Fort HealthCare’s Chief Executive Officer and President Mike Wallace has been named to the 2019 list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, this is his second time making the list. The list features some of the most impressive leaders dedicated to advancing health care in small towns and rural communities nationally.

Mike Wallace joined Fort HealthCare as President & Chief Executive Officer in June 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Master of Health Administration degree.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.  Mike has achieved Fellow status with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is Board certified in HealthCare Management.

Mike served on the Wisconsin Hospital Association Board of Directors from 2011 to 2017, serving as Board Chair in 2016. He is currently an Alternate to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board.  Mike is also a member of the Glacial Heritage Economic Development Board, the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Board, and the Fort Atkinson Rotary Club.  He also facilitates a leadership development class with the local Chamber of Commerce.  He is committed to the concept of community health improvement and has organized Fort HealthCare within the community to help facilitate this outcome.

In five years, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, has improved its county health ranking from 32/72 to top 15 status. Jefferson County recently was one of 4 counties to receive “Gold” Healthy Communities Designation from UW Population Health Institute and UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

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