Amery Hospital & Clinic Trustee Honored with WHA Award
Lien presented with 2017 WHA Trustee of the Year
October 26, 2017
Dan Lien, who has served on the Amery Hospital & Clinic Board of Directors since 1993, received the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s 2017 Trustee of the Year Award. Lien was nominated by President & CEO Debra Rudquist. WHA General Counsel Matthew Stanford presented the award to Lien at a hospital board meeting in Amery October 25.
Over his 24 years of service on the Amery Board, Lien has exemplified leadership and service to his community. According to Rudquist, “Dan’s advice is frequently sought both formally and informally by community members. I can’t think of more deserving person to receive this award than Dan.”
In addition to his governing expertise on the Board, Lien is helping to support a number of health initiatives aimed at improving the overall wellness of people living in the Amery community. These include the PowerUp program which promotes healthy eating and lifestyles for school-age children, the Remember Project that builds awareness and supports people with memory disorders and the “Make It Ok” campaign that helps reduce the stigma of mental illness. He also served on the Amery City Council and was a founder of the Amery Area Community Foundation and the Saint Croix Valley Community Foundation.
Lien is a lifelong resident of Amery. He holds a Master’s degree in history and was an educator for 14 years. Lien was a Fulbright exchange teacher in England, then changed his career to banking. Lien retired from Bremer Financial Corporation after 25 years in the industry. He is married to Margaret Frank and the couple raised two children in the community.
PHOTO: Matthew Stanford, General Counsel of Wisconsin Hospital Association and Debra Rudquist, President & CEO of Amery Hospital & Clinic presented Dan Lien with the 2017 Trustee of Year Award.