Mass, reception planned for new St. Clare CEO

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital of Oconto Falls invites the community to an outdoor Mass and reception Sept. 20 to celebrate the appointment of new president and CEO, Chris Brabant.

The outdoor Mass, celebrated by the Rev. John Girotti, will begin at 2 p.m. on the campus of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, 855 S. Main St. Music will also be performed by local church choirs, and a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will follow.

Brabant began serving at the hospital Aug. 20. He had served since 2013 as the HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division executive director of surgical services for the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center and Prevea Health Vascular Surgery in Green Bay.

He succeeded Paula Hafeman, chief nursing executive of HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division, who was serving as the interim president and CEO of St. Clare, following the departure of Dan DeGroot, who now serves as the president and CEO of Stoughton Hospital.