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Jan. 4, 2012 

Contact Rick Kyte at 608-796-3704 or rlkyte@viterbo.edu 

VITERBO LEADERSHIP AT NOON SERIES TO FEATURE FRANCISCAN HEALTHCARE-LA CROSSE PRESIDENT AND CEO TIM JOHNSON JAN. 25 

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Timothy Johnson, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Healthcare-La Crosse, will speak at Viterbo University as part of the Leadership at Noon Series Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Reinhart Center room 107. 

Franciscan Healthcare is an integrated health care delivery network serving residents from 10 locations across Western Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeastern Iowa. This includes hospitals, clinics, and related services in mental health, home-based health, and senior housing.  

The history of Franciscan Healthcare dates back more than 120 years. St. Francis Hospital, Western Wisconsin’s first, was built by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in 1883. Skemp Clinic was founded in 1923 by Dr. Archibald Skemp. The clinic grew over the decades as it merged with other clinics and built more clinics to better serve patients close to home. Mayo Clinic has served as a model for medical practice throughout the world since it was founded in 1889. Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse is the result of a partnership formed in 1995 between Franciscan Healthcare Clinic and Mayo Clinic.
           
The Viterbo Leadership at Noon Series features business leaders discussing the key values that contribute to successful business practices. The series will conclude for the academic year Wednesday, March 21 with Ann Snow, executive director of the Children’s Museum of La Crosse. The museum opened in 1999 and is the region’s first and only hands-on learning environment for children ages one–12 and their adult companions.
           
All Leadership at Noon Series events are held from noon–1 p.m. in the Reinhart Center and are free and open to the public. Audience members are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase a boxed lunch for $5. The Leadership at Noon Series is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University.
 

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