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June 25, 2024

Cavagnol Named President of Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. North Region

Leading Strategic Operations Through Innovation and Quality Care Delivery

Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. leaders are pleased to announce Robert Cavagnol, MD, MHA, FACS, as the new President of the North Region. In this role,
Dr. Cavagnol will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and strategic direction of the North Region of the combined organization.

In early 2024, Froedtert Health and ThedaCare finalized the agreement to come together. The combined organization is strengthening local health care and continues to improve health and well-being of communities across Wisconsin. Dr. Cavagnol will be charged with maximizing the value of the broader health system, while meeting the needs of the regional communities.

“I look forward to joining a strong organization that is dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality care for the patients we are privileged to serve,” said Dr. Cavagnol. “Together, we can continue to execute our population health strategy that is advancing proactive health care for our communities, helping people live their unique, best lives.”

Dr. Cavagnol will also ensure the delivery of quality care, as well as excellent patient and team member experiences. He will serve as a visible leader within ThedaCare, as well as within the community.

“As president of the North Region, Dr. Cavagnol will support our culture of high-quality, patient-centered care by putting our patients and families first at every interaction,” said Imran A. Andrabi, MD, FAAFM, president of Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. “His strong background in health care across a variety of patient settings will bring an authentic and energetic approach to advancing our legacy of vision.”

As previously shared, legacy Froedtert Health President and CEO, Cathy Jacobson, initially assumed the role of CEO of the newly combined organization, and legacy ThedaCare President and CEO, Dr. Andrabi, has served as President. Jacobson is set to retire at the end of June, and Dr. Andrabi will assume the role of President and CEO of Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. As the President of the North Region, Dr. Cavagnol will report directly to Dr. Andrabi and will be part of the system executive leadership team.

“As a leader, I believe in creating a positive culture through empowerment,” said Dr. Cavagnol. “I celebrate fostering a collaborative environment of physician, team member and leader engagement to gather all the best ideas and input to develop creative solutions to complex challenges.”

Dr. Cavagnol joins Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. from St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho, where he held various leadership positions, including clinic president. He also held numerous leadership roles with Mercy Health System in Missouri.

In addition to his civilian career, Dr. Cavagnol served as a surgeon in the U.S. Navy from 2005-2008, completing service as a Lieutenant Commander. He was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Cavagnol received his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Missouri State University, a medical degree from Wayne State School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College.

The North Region of Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. encompasses the Fox Valley region and five surrounding rural markets, as well as the Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Manitowoc and Sheboygan areas.

Dr. Cavagnol will officially begin his new role with Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. on July 29, 2024.