DeGere Brings Nearly 20 Years’ Experience as Practicing Podiatric Physician and Health System Executive
Manitowoc, Wis., (May 3, 2021) – Today, Manitowoc’s Holy Family Memorial announced that it has named Michael DeGere, DPM, MBA, FACHE, to serve as its next Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, effective May 24, 2021.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. DeGere will oversee Holy Family Memorial’s clinical operations and medical staff. He will play a key role in leading Holy Family Memorial to achieve its goals of expanding services, improving access to care and driving care coordination through Holy Family Memorial’s affiliation with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
Dr. DeGere has worked as a practicing podiatric physician and health system executive since 2002, most recently as regional vice president, Population Health for SSM Health in Madison, Wis. In that role, DeGere led an interdisciplinary team to improve community health outcomes and clinical operations for SSM Health’s Wisconsin Region. He certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and in Health Care Management by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management.
“Over the course of his career, Dr. DeGere has demonstrated a passion for leadership and for improving health outcomes and equitable care for communities,” said Steve Little, president, and CEO of Holy Family Memorial. “We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. DeGere to our executive leadership team as we grow with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.”
"I am delighted to join Holy Family Memorial and all the caring people that define this special organization,” added DeGere. “There is such a strong mission-oriented history here, and it is an honor to come together in the service of our communities and the Holy Family Memorial team. Now a part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, we will have an even greater ability to provide the very best in quality, access, safety and experience.”
On March 1, 2021 Holy Family Memorial began its affiliation with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. The affiliation brings expanded access to high-quality, innovative services and practices and will improve care coordination for patients no matter where they receive care.
About Holy Family Memorial
Holy Family Memorial, in affiliation with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, is the recognized leader and largest provider of comprehensive health care services in Manitowoc County. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Holy Family Memorial, rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, is committed to providing high-quality medical care and dedicated to helping individuals in the communities Holy Family Memorial serves achieve healthier lives. The Froedtert & MCW health network operates eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. It also includes eight hospital locations, nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics.
About Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes eight hospital locations, nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits exceeded 1.2 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 52,807 and visits to our network physicians totaled 947,136. For more information, visit froedtert.com.