Hudson, Wisc.—Thomas Borowski has been named the new president of Hudson Hospital & Clinic. Ted Wegleitner, St. Croix Valley Executive Leader, made the announcement last week after a national search.
Borowski will assume the hospital leadership position from Marian Furlong, who will retire on October 6, after 18 years as President and CEO. “During her tenure, Marian has passionately led Hudson Hospital & Clinic through tremendous change and growth, including the building of our current facility. Her vision for the community to have access to quality and compassionate care close to home, has resulted in thousands of patients choosing Hudson Hospital & Clinic for their care each year,” said Wegletiner . “Marian has also built numerous community connections through her involvement in the Hudson Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Rotary, YMCA and The Phipps Center for the Arts.” There will be an opportunity in the coming weeks to celebrate and recognize Marian for her service and commitment to the organization.
Furlong says that being a part of Hudson Hospital & Clinic – and the Hudson community – has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her career. “We have been able to meet the needs of our community as the health care landscape has continued to change, which is something that I’m very proud of. The credit for the organization’s success goes to the committed employees and volunteers who bring their best every day for our patients, and to our patients who trust us with their care.”
Borowski comes to Hudson Hospital & Clinic from the Mayo Clinic Health System. Since 2005, he has been a part of the Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Minnesota Region, a fully integrated health care delivery network that is comprised of 6 hospitals, 23 clinics, 300+ providers and nearly 4,000 employees. Since 2014, Borowski has served as CEO of the Waseca and New Prague Medical Centers, and prior to this role, he was the Chief Compliance Officer (2012 to 2014); Chief Knowledge Management Officer (2009 to 2012); and Chief Information Officer (2005 to 2009) for Mayo’s Southwest Minnesota Region. Borowski’s 20+ years of health care leadership experience includes physician collaboration, building high performing teams, executing strategies, organizational development, and community engagement.
“Tom will be a great leader for Hudson, the St. Croix Valley and HealthPartners,” said Wegleitner. “I – and everyone who had input into his selection – believe he’s the right person to lead the hospital into the future.”
Borowski, who officially begins his role at Hudson Hospital & Clinic on October 6, said, “It’s truly an honor and a privilege to have been selected as the new President of Hudson Hospital and Clinic, which has a reputation for providing exceptional medical care and a positive patient experience. I’m extremely impressed with the caliber of physicians, staff, board members and community partners that I had the opportunity to meet so far. I look forward to building new partnerships, forging new friendships and actively engaging in the community.”
About Hudson Hospital & Clinic
HealthPartners family of care includes Hudson Hospital & Clinic, serving western Wisconsin with an emergency center, birth center, rehabilitation center, imaging center, specialty clinics, cancer care, heart care, orthopedics and a nationally acclaimed healing arts program. Founded in 1957, the HealthPartners (www.healthpartners.com) family of health care companies serves 1.4 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide and is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation, providing care, coverage, research and education to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community.