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Robert J. Erickson

Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph Medical Center

Erickson has served as a healthcare leader for more than 20 years and has a long history of creating a culture of providing safe, high-quality care. Before joining St. Joseph Medical Center, he served as the president and CEO of St. Francis Health in Topeka, Kan. Prior to joining St. Francis, Erickson was the regional chief operating officer for Aspirus Inc., a nonprofit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wis. 
 
Erickson earned his bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, and a master's degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. He completed all coursework for a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from Arizona State University before making a career change to business administration.
 
Erickson and his wife, Cindy, have three children and are involved in various community activities.
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