Sheila Clough

Asante picks CEO for Ashland Community Hospital

A health care executive from Wisconsin will take the helm of Ashland Community Hospital for Asante this September.

Asante announced today that Sheila Clough will become the chief executive officer of Asante Ashland Community Hospital Sept. 4.

Clough is currently president and chief operating officer for Howard Young Health Care in Woodruff, Wis., overseeing a 99-bed acute care hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital and a 51-unit assisted living facility.

Clough has a master of business administration for health-care executives from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wis., and a bachelor of science in medical technology from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is involved with Rotary International. Clough is married with two children.

Ashland Community Hospital officially entered into a management agreement with Asante on March 11. Since then, Asante has managed the operation, with Marvin Haas, chief administrative and finance officer for Asante for the past 13 years, serving as interim CEO.

Asante officials said they expect the transition to be complete in August. A definitive agreement has been approved by all parties involved: the Ashland City Council, the Ashland Community Hospital Board, the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation Board and the Asante Board of Trustees.

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