Northwest Wisconsin announces leadership changes

February 16, 2016

Rita Sullivan

BLOOMER, Wis. — Rita Sullivan recently assumed duties as vice president-operations for Mayo Clinic Health System – Chippewa Valley. Sullivan replaced Ed Wittrock who retired in December 2015 after serving more than 30 years with the organization.

Sullivan’s leadership responsibilities also include Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland and Emergency Medicine for the organization’s hospitals in Barron, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Menomonie and Osseo. She has been employed with Mayo Clinic Health System for over 20 years.

She holds a management certificate in advance studies in health services administration and patient care administration, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

“The employees have been so welcoming and helpful,” says Sullivan. “I’m fortunate to work with leaders that have a wealth of knowledge and strong desire to serve the community.”

Michele Eberle

In addition, Michele Eberle has been appointed assistant vice president-operations for Mayo Clinic Health System and will assist Sullivan. Eberle received her M.B.A. from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from UW-Eau Claire.

Eberle has been employed with Mayo Clinic Health system for over 20 years. Her previous roles with Mayo Clinic Health System – Chippewa Valley included chief financial officer and assistant administrator. Among her new duties, Eberle will assist with responsibilities for Emergency Medicine and the geriatric clinic.

“Rita will be an excellent fit,” says Eberle. “She brings valuable experience and has the leadership skills to continue to improve the care we provide to our patients.”

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