Brideau takes over at Columbia-St. Mary’s

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:21 pm

Leo P. Brideau is the new president and CEO of Columbia-St. Mary’s hospital group in Milwaukee.
“We are very fortunate to have a proven leader in Leo Brideau, who will continue to build upon the mission and vision of Columbia-St. Mary’s to be the leading health-care provider in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties,” said Robert J. Henkel, chairman of the Columbia-St. Mary’s board of directors and Sr. vice president of Ascension Health. “Leo has outstanding experience building a growing health-care network.”
Brideau comes to Columbia-St. Mary’s from the University of Rochester where he served as associate vice president for health care and president of Strong Health Regional Network.
“Leo brings numerous strengths including experience in building a results-oriented culture brought about by teamwork, openness, accountability, partnership and values,” said Daniel F. (Jack) McKeithan, chairman of the Columbia-St. Mary’s search committee.
Brideau had been with the University of Rochester since 1980 where he held many positions including those of general director and chief executive officer of Strong Memorial Hospital, one of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals. He also has held positions with the U.S. Veterans Administration and the U.S. Veterans Administration Medical Center serving Richmond, Virginia/Togus, Maine.
Brideau currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service (international economics) from Georgetown University and a master’s of health services from the Medical College of Virginia.
Brideau replaces John Schuler who served as president and CEO since 1995.
Columbia-St. Mary’s is comprised of Columbia Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, both on Milwaukee’s East Side, St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, in Mequon, and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute, in Milwaukee.
It is sponsored by Ascension Health and Columbia Health System.
Aug. 17, 2001 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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