UW Health Regional Division Management Council

With the formal merger completed January 1, 2015, UW Health has officially welcomed Rockford, Ilinois-based SwedishAmerican into the UW Health family.


About the Management Council


The UW Health Regional Division Management Council is charged with overall planning and coordination of integration activities for UW Health and SwedishAmerican Health System and acts as the key liaison between system governance and operations related to integration. The council’s specific responsibilities include: 

  1. Establish integration priorities and approve metrics.
  2. Hold leaders of integration priorities accountable and monitor progress based on metrics.
  3. Maintain shared awareness and provide oversight for all integration activities.
  4. Address risks and roadblocks.
  5. Provide organizational guidance and perspective.
  6. Identify and recommend resources needed for integration.
  7. Communicate progress and escalate final decisions to the Regional Division Board.
  8. Ensure communication of integration progress with internal and external audiences.
  9. Implement decisions as directed by the Regional Division Board.

Management Council Members


Current members of the council are:

  • Mike Born, MD, SwedishAmerican Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer, Co-chair (starting July 1, 2017)
  • Bill Gorski, MD, SwedishAmerican Chief Executive Officer and President, Co-chair (through June 30, 2017)
  • Ron Sliwinski, UW Health SVP, Chief of Hospital Division, Co-chair
  • Dan Brzozowski, UW Health Corporate Counsel
  • Mike Dallman, UW Health SVP, Chief Strategy Officer and UHC President
  • Don Daniels, SwedishAmerican EVP, Chief Operating Officer
  • Patti DeWane, SwedishAmerican VP, Finance and Treasurer
  • Jocelyn DeWitt, UW Health SVP, Chief Information Officer
  • Bob Flannery, UW Health SVP, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jonathan Jaffery, MD, UW Health SVP, Chief Population Health Officer
  • Sheryl Johnson, SwedishAmerican VP, Chief Information Officer
  • Pete Newcomer, MD, UW Health SVP, Chief Clinical Officer
  • Noel Nickel, SwedishAmerican VP, Population Health
  • Stephanie Orzechowski, UW Health VP, Regional Relationships
  • Michael Polizzotto, MD, SwedishAmerican Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Thomas Schiller, MD, SwedishAmerican Chief Clinical Integration Officer
  • Sue Ertl, UW Health VP, System Integration