Catherine Jacobson serves as president and CEO of Froedtert Health, a regional health care system based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer. She was appointed President and CEO in 2012. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles.
Current board appointments include Vizient, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Committee and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. She is also the immediate past chair of the board of the Wisconsin Hospital Association. She also served on the Mercy Health (Ohio) board of directors from 2014 to 2017 and served as the voluntary national Chair of the board of Healthcare Financial Management Association in 2009-2010.Jacobson’s recognitions include Distinguished Executive of the Year from the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame in 2018. She was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2013 and received an honorable mention as Executive of the Year in 2014. Jacobson received an honorary degree of Doctor of Healthcare Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015.
Jacobson is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Institute.
Jacobson is a Certified Public Accountant. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.
Updated November 2018