Women’s Forum of Wisconsin 

The Transformation of Healthcare
Leading in a Time of Disruption and Uncertainty

Presented by Catherine A. Jacobson, President and CEO, Froedtert Health
Thursday, October 12, 2017

11:30-12:00 Registration and Networking
12:00-1:00 Luncheon and Presentation

About Catherine Jacobson
Catherine Jacobson began her lifelong career in health care as a high school student working at a small Illinois hospital washing dishes. She’s come a long way since then.

Jacobson is now president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health in Wauwatosa, overseeing three hospitals, an expanding ambulatory network of over 30 sites and a community physician practice with over 12,000 employees. Before joining Froedtert, she worked for 14 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as chief financial officer, and senior vice president for strategic planning and finance. 

Jacobson’s lifelong commitment to “rolling up her sleeves” is reflected in her community service. She currently serves as a board member for Mercy Health of Ohio, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce – to name a few. She is also the current chair of the board of the Wisconsin Hospital Association Board. Her recognitions include Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 Health Care Leaders Award and Becker’s 24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare.  She was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2013.