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Jeffrey Thompson

Executive Advisor and CEO Emeritus, Gundersen Health System

Jeffrey Thompson is the executive advisor and CEO emeritus at Gundersen Health System. Thompson is a trained pediatric intensivist and neonatologist. He previously served as CEO and executive vice president for the health system, and played a key role in the organization’s governance design, culture development and community focus.

A founding member and past board chair of both the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and the AboutHealth network, and a White House Champion of Change, Thompson has led Gundersen’s nationally-recognized initiatives for patient care, quality improvement and sustainability.

Thompson is the author of the values-based leadership book “Lead True,” and he has authored and been featured in numerous articles, book chapters and abstracts on health care, leadership and sustainability topics. He received his medical training at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, University of California-Davis and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y.