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FALL 2016 •



Begins his career in health

care as a community

relations representative at

Parkside Lodge, a substance

abuse treatment center in

Janesville and Edgerton.

Leaves Parkside to join

Mercy Hospital as director

of marketing, during the

very early stages of Mercy’s

transition from a single-

location hospital into an

integrated health system.



Takes on a role as Senior Vice

President at Holy Cross

Hospital in Chicago, focusing

on patient satisfaction

improvement. “I quickly

learned the only way to

improve patient satisfaction

was to first improve employee

and physician satisfaction.”

Becomes President of Baptist Hospital in

Pensacola, Florida. “Baptist was in a very

competitive environment, with two other large

regional hospitals competing for share. Like

Holy Cross, the objective was to capture the

hearts of the employees and physicians. That,

too, became the foundation for Studer Group.”





s Studer Group

consulting with the aim of

expanding his passion for helping others improve

stakeholder satisfaction. Studer Group grows from 3

to 250 employees over 15 years, garnering national

contracts and interest from various potential investors.

During this time, Studer simultaneously begins

investing in downtown Pensacola with an eye toward

redeveloping the area to reinvigorate economic

growth. “It started with the purchase of an independent

professional baseball team in Pensacola. Next we

were part of a public/private partnership whose goal

was to redevelop 27 acres downtown. There’s far too

much to it to summarize briefly, but in short I became

passionate about the development I was seeing in

other downtown areas while traveling and wanted to

bring that same momentum to where I lived.”


a private equity firm,

purchases a majority interest

Studer Group for $217 million

dollars. Studer stays on.


2015 Huron Healthcare b

uys 100 percent

of Studer Group. Now making his

full time home in Pensacola, FL,

Studer becomes interested in his

next passion project: developing

downtown Janesville alongside his

wife Rishy Studer and daughter

Bekki Kennedy


Studer leaves Huron in March, to focus

full time on the

Studer Community Institute

and a variety of community

development projects, including a $52

million downtown residential and retail

complex and a $14 million dollar

office/retail center.

Sacred Heart Health System names its

children’s hospital the

Studer Family Children’s Hospital

in Pensacola, FL.