Meet Our Hospital Administrators
James O. Pernau
In 2005, Jim Pernau took the reins as chief executive officer of Edgerton Hospital. Since the early 1970’s, Jim has been working his way through a myriad of health care leadership positions, from assistant administrator to administrator to CEO. Through serving on numerous boards, including WI Rural Health Cooperative, and through a variety of professional affiliations and extensive education, Jim has learned the in’s and out’s of running an efficient, yet compassionate hospital. Jim holds his BA from Illinois Wesleyan University and his Masters in Health Care Administration from the University of Michigan.
While Charles has 27 years of experience managing health care finance, he has served as Edgerton Hospital’s chief financial officer for the past seven years. Highly accredited, Charles is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA from St. John’s University and a MBA from Tulane University. Prior to his current position, Charles was a college instructor, a CPA firm auditor and a controller/CFO at a variety of hospitals. He had the pleasure of accepting both HFMA’s Folmer Bronze and Reeves Silver Merit awards.
Vice President of Patient Care/Chief Clinical Officer
Caryn is a veteran health care provider with over 33 years in her field. She began her career as a staff nurse at Mercy Health System and became seasoned in her field having worked as a medical/surgical nurse, labor and delivery nurse, manager of the pediatric and adolescent psychiatric units and most recently, served as the executive director of Mercy Assisted Care. Caryn holds her BSN from Mount Senario College and her Masters in Nursing/Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix. Caryn oversees all patient care areas.
Director of Care and Risk Management
Sue brings quality to all she manages – from Social Services to Risk Management to Infection Control, among other areas. In addition to being a Registered Nurse, Sue has over 14 years of experience in health care and insurance review, and over 10 years in discharge planning and family assistance. Prior to joining the team at Edgerton Hospital in 2004, Sue held Utilization and Case Management positions for large insurance firms, taught a Medical Ethics class at Blackhawk Technical College and managed a HIM department. Sue is currently a member of the WI Nursing Association, American Health Information Management Association and is a Stephen Minister.
SPRH – Director of Human Resources
With over 20 years of experience in human resources and seven years in the health care industry, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to this position. Most recently, Mark served as Director of Human Resources for First Supply, LLC, where he developed and implemented a Management Trainee Program, a Leadership Development Program, and served on the strategic management team. Mark achieved his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in 1999 and served on the Wisconsin Legislative Council Special Committee on Labor Shortage as a representative of private industry throughout 2000. He achieved Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2005, and is currently a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. Mark received his Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Stevens Point.
Bonnie has extensive work experience in foundation and non-profit areas. She served for 12 years as President of the Janesville Foundation, which supported significant community programs and projects including scholarships, international education, the Janesville Arboretum, and Rotary Gardens Educational Center. She was a founding board member and chaired the curriculum committee that developed the inaugural curriculum of the first adult Leadership Development Academy for Janesville. She has her B.A. in Liberal Arts Studies from Goucher College. Bonnie oversees all fundraising efforts at Edgerton Hospital.