Vice President, Information Security

Aspirus Wausau, WI

This position has been filled.

Aspirus has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Vice President, Information Security.

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 11,000 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Upper Michigan and 13 hospitals in Wisconsin, 75 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians.

On August 1, 2021, Aspirus Health has acquired seven hospitals, 21 physician clinics and air and ground ambulances from Ascension Wisconsin, part of St. Louis-based Ascension. 

The transaction closed seven months after the two health systems entered into an agreement. The following seven Wisconsin hospitals are included in the deal: 

  • Eagle River Hospital 
  • Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill 
  • Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff
  • Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley 
  • Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk
  • St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander
  • St. Michael's Hospital in Stevens Point 

Aspirus added 2,700 team members when the deal closed. The system said the names of the hospitals and clinics will change by December to reflect the Aspirus brand. 

"This acquisition will help Aspirus provide better and more connected care to thousands and thousands more people in our region," Aspirus President and CEO Matthew Heywood said in a news release. "We are excited to work with our new team members to serve more communities like the ones we call home.

Aspirus has been recognized by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System for three consecutive years in its annual studies identifying the top-performing health systems in the country.

Vice President, Information Security Job Overview

The Vice President, Information Security is responsible for the Health System’s Information Security strategy and operations. 

The Vice President, Information Security provides direction to the design and management of the Health System’s information security program, including policies, procedures, technical systems, and workforce training. 

The Vice President, Information Security maintains the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data within all information systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Health Information Management preferred 


  • CISSP, CISM, or CHPS preferred


  • 10+ years of experience in healthcare-related fields
  • Demonstrated expertise in healthcare operations
  • Health information knowledge
  • Change management and project management experience 
  • Experience managing Information Security program

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby