Gruner Among Nation's Top Health System Leaders

Dean Gruner, MD

Becker’s Hospital Review Cites ThedaCare’s President and CEO

Dean Gruner, MD, CEO and president of ThedaCare, is among the nation’s top 100 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems, according to a new report from Becker’s Hospital Review.

Becker’s bases the rankings on experience, previous awards and commitment to quality. Peers usually nominate the presidents and CEOs and industry leaders vet the list.

A family medicine physician, Dr. Gruner has been ThedaCare’s leader since 2008. Before that, he was the system’s senior vice president and chief medical officer.

Other Wisconsin leaders joining Dr. Gruner on the list include Gunderson Lutheran CEO Jeffrey Thompson, MD, and Aurora Health Care President and CEO Nick Turkal, MD.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.