ThedaCare Names Theda Clark Medical Center Vice President of Operations

Fran Finley

Fran Finley to Oversee Patient Services, Operational Units


ThedaCare named Fran Finley to the role of vice president of operations at Theda Clark Medical Center. She will oversee Theda Clark’s patient services as well as all operational units.

Finley has more than 20 years of leadership experience in health care, including serving as vice president and chief administrative officer at Aurora Medical Center Summit and starting up Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. Finley joined ThedaCare in 2011 as practice administrator for ThedaCare Physicians-Waupaca.

Finley has a doctorate of health administration from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and a master’s degree in health administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Theda Clark Medical Center is a 166-bed acute care hospital founded in 1909. In addition to general medical and surgical care, specialized services include a birth center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Fox Valley, the region’s only American College of Surgeons Verified Level II Trauma Center, the Aylward Outpatient Surgery Center and ThedaStar Air Medical Helicopter. Theda Clark Medical Center also offers comprehensive neuroscience care and the Theda Clark Stroke Center was the first stroke center in Northeast Wisconsin to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Bariatric Program at Theda Clark, along with Midwest Bariatric Solutions and its surgeons, have jointly received two Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designations by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

ThedaCare ( is a community-owned health system consisting of Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca, ThedaCare Physicians, Ingenuity First, and other health care services. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with nearly 5,400 employees. To get the latest health news, follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.