Ownership and Governance

Amery Hospital & Clinic 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 the organization's policy and provides direction and counsel on management, administration, planning and development. Directors are responsible for the organization's compliance with applicable legal requirements, the maintenance of professional and ethical standards of health services, sound financial management and operation of Amery Hospital & Clinic, 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: Jim Leadholm, Owner, Leadholm Insurance Agency
  • Vice Chairman: To be determined
  • Treasurer: Ross Bullard, HPMG Finance & Physician Compensation, HealthPartners
  • Secretary: Heidi Erspamer, Vice Pres. Satisfaction Performance Research
  • Director: Dylan Coe, M.D., Physician, Amery Hospital & Clinic
  • Director: Chris Petersen, Principal, Clear Lake Elementary School
  • Director: Martin Richards, M.D., Medical Director, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Director: Steven Schaffer, Owner and President, Schaffer Manufacturing
  • Director: Mary Ann Scoglio, CANP, Amery Hospital & Clinic
  • Director: Ann Seagren, M.D., Physician, Amery Hospital & Clinic
  • Director: Oralee Schock, Principal, Amery Intermediate School
  • Director: Theodore Wegleitner, CEO, Lakeview Health System
  • Director: To be determined
  • Ex Officio: Debra Rudquist, President and CEO, Amery Hospital & Clinic
  • Ex Officio: Patrick D. Sura, M.D.; Chief Medical Officer, Amery Hospital & Clinic
You may contact any of the Board members through Amery Hospital & Clinic Administration at 715-268-0308.

Amery Hospital & Clinic features a strong, cohesive medical staff of Family Medicine, General Surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Hospitalists, ENT, Podiatry, and Psychiatry 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 facility is guided by a continuous quality improvement philosophy that stresses leadership commitment, organization-wide approach, customer and process mindedness, and employee involvement.