She was interim CEO when Boardman resigned.

The RiverView Healthcare Association Board of Directors announced Friday that Carrie Michalski has been named the Chief Executive Officer and President of RiverView Health.

Michalski, who has been with RiverView Health for nearly 20 years, most recently served as Vice President of Operations. She also served as interim CEO after the departure of Deb Boardman until outgoing CEO Ross Matlack took the position in 2010. Matlack recently resigned to take a job as CEO and President of Fisher Titus in Norwalk, OH. He will stay on in a consultant role until May 23rd.

Dedication to Healthcare
“Carrie’s in-depth knowledge of RiverView, as well as her talents and passion for healthcare, make her the perfect choice to lead our organization,’’ said Anne Rasmusson, chairman of the RiverView Health Board of Directors. “In my eight years on the RiverView Board, I have seen firsthand Carrie’s unwavering dedication to RiverView Health, her commitment to patient care and her steady leadership. Her communication skills, hard work and collaborative style will expedite RiverView’s journey forward.’’

Michalski, an Argyle native, will start in her new role immediately.

“I am completely humbled by the overwhelming amount of support I have received as I begin this new transition as RiverView’s President and CEO,’’ Michalski said Friday. ‘’I would also like to acknowledge a handful of the many mentors that have aided me to grow as a leader at RiverView Health:  Tom Lenertz, Jenny Amon, Gary Frisk, Bill Bennett, Sandra Boice, Sonam Kapoor and most recently Ross Matlack.”

Michalski also credits RiverView’s Senior Leadership Team for its strength in moving RiverView through today’s ever-changing healthcare world, saying the Team is “among the best health care leaders in the nation’’.

Moving forward

‘’RiverView has a 114 year history of fulfilling our mission to deliver a healthcare experience that consistently exceeds patients’ expectations,’’ Michalski continued. “To consistently exceed, and thrive as a high performing world-class organization, it is critical that we invest in process improvement and the professional development of our providers and employees.  Simply said, we cannot stand still, or we will fall behind.  Change is vital and necessary, and will position RiverView for success in our next 114 years.”

Michalski has a degree in Healthcare Administration from Concordia College, Moorhead. She and her husband, Jay, who owns and operates a family farm east of Argyle, have three daughters: eight-year-old, Paige; and seven-year-old twins, Danielle and Erin.