John Sheehan, MHA, FACHE

Senior Vice President

President, UW Health at The American Center


John Sheehan, President for UW Health American Center and Senior Vice President, UW Hospital and Clinics

John Sheehan, MHA, FACHE, serves as Senior Vice President, UW Health and President, UW Health at The American Center.


John provides leadership for all strategic and operational activities for UW Health at The American Center, a new, state of the art hospital, outpatient care and wellness facility on the east side of Madison, due to be completed in summer 2015. As a Senior Vice President for UW Hospital and Clinics, John will provide leadership for the overall UW Health strategic plan.


John most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital, a large community hospital with 560 beds serving northeast Iowa, based in Cedar Rapids. In addition to his role as EVP/COO, John served as the Regional Vice President for UnityPoint Clinic in his region. He was the only executive within UnityPoint Health with this dual appointment. During his 11 year tenure, St. Luke’s was consistently recognized as one of the best community hospitals in the nation.


Prior to joining St. Luke's, John served as Vice President of Hospital Administration at ThedaCare, a 420-bed hospital system in Appleton, Wisconsin; and at Danville, Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System, a 540-bed tertiary care and teaching hospital with an academic medicine partnership with the Thomas Jefferson University. He held various roles and responsibilities including developing the nation's first rural Medicare HMO network, and served as Geisinger Medical Center/Central Region’s Vice President of Operations. John started his career as Vice President of Operations of St. Mary-Corwin Regional Medical Center, a large community hospital in Pueblo, Colorado.


John received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Economics and his Masters in Healthcare Administration at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been active in community service organizations throughout his career.