Leading the way with passion,  quality and excellence 

Welcome from the Chief Nurse Executive

Paula Hafeman DNP, RN, FACHE

"Serving as the Chief Nurse Executive of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, is a privilege and a pleasure. As a member of HSHS since 1978, I continue to be awed by the caring, commitment, and professionalism of my fellow nurses. These dedicated individuals are committed to excellence in all they do. They also practice our hospital values of respect, care, competence and joy as we strive to reveal and embody Jesus’ healing love for all people each and every day.
Nurses in the HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division are leading the way and shaping the future of nursing practice today, and it is exciting. We practice in a shared governance environment where nurses develop and implement the Nursing Strategic Plan.
The Nursing Strategic Plan is developed by nurses based on our four strategies:
  • Advance mission
  • Embrace excellence
  • Develop people
  • Drive value
I am extremely proud of our HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division nursing colleagues and feel blessed to be leading this amazing team."

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Paula Hafeman, DNP, RN, FACHE was named Chief Nurse Executive in August 2005. She has been part of the HSHS nursing team since 1978. Dr. Hafeman has served in many clinical and leadership roles. Her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing are from the University of Wisconsin, and her Doctorate was attained in December of 2014 from Concordia University of Wisconsin. In December of 2009 she received her fellowship and board certification in the American College of Health Care Executives. Dr. Hafeman is also an active member of W-ONE Board and recently appointed to the WHA Board. Dr. Hafeman speaks nationally and has taught a variety of nursing and leadership classes.
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