TOPEKA -- St. Francis Health Center is about to welcome Robert Erickson has its new President and CEO starting March 25th.
Erickson is currently the regional chief operating officer for Aspirus Inc., of Wausau, Wisconsin. He joined Aspirus in 2000 as vice president of administration and was promoted to senior vice president of ambulatory services and senior vice president of business development. Previously, he worked for rehabilitation facilities in Arizona and in administrative capacities, including interim chief executive officer for Simi Valley Hospital and Health Care Services, Simi Valley, Calif.
Erickson has a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., and a master’s degree in speech and hearing science from Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. He completed all coursework with honors for a doctorate in cognitive psychology in 1994 before making a career change to business administration.
Erickson served as president of the Wausau Early Bird Rotary and the Boys and Girls Club of Wausau and as a director for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Board of Advisers and the Centergy Alliance for Economic Development.
Erickson and his wife, Cindy, have three children.