Cormier to Become Bellin Health Oconto Hospital CEO

Begins Oct. 1 with a focus on northern region strategy

Bellin Health veteran Laura Cormier will bring more than three decades of experience to her new role as CEO of Bellin Health Oconto Hospital.

Cormier, the current Vice President of Operations for Bellin Health Oconto Hospital and Clinics, will begin her new position Oct. 1, part of a new service delivery structure recently announced by incoming health system President and CEO Chris Woleske.

“Laura is stepping into this role at an incredibly important time for our organization,” Woleske said. “Her experience and knowledge are second to none, and I know Bellin Health Oconto Hospital and our northern region facilities will continue to grow and thrive under her leadership.”

Cormier has held her current role since August 2005, serving as administrative leader for day-to-day operations including clinical, business, economic and strategic operations of the 10-bed Bellin Health Oconto Hospital, Marinette Multispecialty Clinic and six primary care clinics. Her new position will take those responsibilities to the next level, including adding oversight of and responsibility for Bellin’s northern region strategy. Incoming health system Vice President Julie Bieber will execute that strategy.

“Bellin Health provides high-quality care at a lower cost, and we know we have the services, providers and facilities to improve care in the northern region,” Cormier said.

Bellin’s northern region includes Bellin Health Oconto Hospital and Clinic, the Marinette Ambulatory Surgery Center and Bellin Health clinics in Marinette, Peshtigo, Crivitz, Lakewood, Daggett, Oconto Falls, Suring and Menominee, Escanaba and Iron Mountain, Mich.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Cormier holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Healthcare Management Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She began her career with Bellin in 1977 and has been with the health system for all but two years since. Prior to her current position, she was the Operations Director for Bellin Health Physician Partners, Ltd. from September 1999 until August 2006.