Ownership and Governance


Amery Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital located in Amery, Wisconsin. The facility’s not-for-profit status ensures that all financial resources remaining after expenses are paid and are legally committed to improving  technology, patient services and facilities.

There is a 13-member board of directors comprised of local physicians, HealthPartners representatives and local residents. Seven (7) local representatives serve on the Board along with three HealthPartner representatives and representatives nominated by the local medical staff.

The Board of Directors determines Medical Center policy and provides direction and counsel on management, administration, planning and development. Directors are responsible for Medical Center compliance with applicable legal requirements, the maintenance of professional and ethical standards of health services, sound financial management and operation of Amery Regional Medical Center, and selection and appointment of a qualified medical staff.

Board meetings are held monthly, but Directors also serve on a minimum of one or more of the standing committees of the Board. In addition, Board education meetings are also held. Following is a list of current Board members:
  • Chairman: Dan Lien, Retired, President Bremer Bank
  • Vice Chairman: Jim Leadholm, Owner, Leadholm Insurance Agency
  • Treasurer: Ross Bullard, HPMG Finance & Physician Compensation, HealthPartners
  • Secretary: Joan Byrnes, Legal Assistant, Bynes Law Office
  • Director: Dan Draxler, President/CEO, Bremer Bank Wisconsin
  • Director: Ranae Nygaard, Retired RN
  • Director: Nancy Magnine, PA-C, Amery Regional Medical Center
  • Director: Heidi Erspamer, Vice Pres. Satisfaction Performance  Research
  • Director: Dylan Coe, M.D., Physician, Amery Regional Medical Center
  • Director: Ann Seagren, M.D., Physician, Amery Regional Medical Center
  • Director: Jeff Robertson, CEO, Lakeview Health System
  • Director: Kate Isakson, Owner, Isakson Design, LTD
  • Director: J. Daniel Nelson, M.D., Physician, HealthPartners
You may contact any of the Board members through Amery Regional Medical Center Administration at 715-268-0308.

Amery Regional Medical Center features a strong, cohesive medical staff of Family Medicine, General Surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Hospitalists, ENT, Podiatry, Psychiatry, and Chiropratic in full and part-time practices. Visiting consultants include Anesthesia, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pathology, Podiatry, Pulmonary, Radiology, Urology, and Vascular Surgery.

The Medical Center is guided by a continuous quality improvement philosophy that stresses leadership commitment, Medical Center-wide approach, customer and process mindedness, and employee involvement.