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UnityPoint Health - Meriter Promotes Sue Erickson to CEO

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UnityPoint Health - Meriter Promotes Sue Erickson to CEO

UnityPoint Health – Meriter is proud to announce the promotion of Sue Erickson to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. 

Erickson previously held the role of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and has been with the organization for nearly 30 years beginning her career in the laboratory. Her promotion was confirmed unanimously by the Board of Directors on January 31. 

“We are incredibly confident in Sue’s experience and her ability to lead Madison’s community hospital forward. She has the utmost respect of our physicians, staff, community members and partners at UW Health,” said Dr. Bradley Manning, Chair, Board of Directors. “We also thank Arthur Nizza for his local leadership and look forward to continuing to work with him.” 

Now-former CEO Arthur Nizza, DSW, will remain with UnityPoint Health, parent organization of Meriter, where he was promoted to COO of the three-state health system in 2017. Nizza has held both leadership roles since July. 

“It has been an incredible honor to get to know the Madison community over the last several years. The people and the healthcare in this community are second to none,” said Nizza. “Sue is the perfect choice as CEO to carry on Meriter’s proud tradition of caring for our local community. The future is bright with her at the helm.” 

There will be no external recruitment for additional executives at Meriter, though some senior leaders will take on additional responsibilities.