ThedaCare names new VP for Shawano hospital

Julie Chikowski was named ThedaCare Vice President, Critical Access Hospitals–Shawano effective Sept. 4. She replaces the retiring Bill Schmidt.

Chikowski most recently served as the chief executive officer for Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington. Prior to becoming CEO, she was the nursing home administrator for Lafayette Manor in the same community. Chikowski has also served as the practice administrator at Fox Valley Pulmonary Medicine; a physician liaison with Berlin Memorial Hospital, now ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin; and director of social services/nursing home administrator at Juliette Manor in Berlin.

Chikowski is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in social work with a psychology emphasis, has completed nursing home administrator coursework the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds Wisconsin nursing home administrator and social work licenses.

“ThedaCare as an organization truly values and supports its critical access hospitals. Our quality and patient satisfaction scores in Shawano are great,” said Chikowski. “I am eager to share that message with more people in the community.”