Change is constant for hospitals’ CEO
After a long career in healthcare, Craig Kantos is used to change. Kantos, who has been CEO of ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca for more than 17 years, recently added the role of CEO of Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital to his plate. The change, which also involved moving former Wild Rose CEO Dawn Shuman to director of nursing and patient care of both hospitals, will help ThedaCare gain system efficiencies while continuing to improve patient care, he said.
“We can learn from each other in order to serve patients the very best way possible,” Kantos said. “We will continue to enhance the quality of care at both sites.”
A native of International Falls, Minn., Kantos has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in healthcare administration. Before Kantos moved back to Wisconsin, he held healthcare administration roles in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Maine.