(Juneau) The Dodge County Board’s Health Facilities Committee will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss their next step in filling the vacancy being created by the pending departure of a longtime department head. Clearview Executive Director Jane Hooper announced this week that she will be retiring this coming January.
Hooper began her career at the nursing and rehabilitation facility in 1980 and has been in her current position since 2005. She played a major role in shaping a vision for the new $44.5-million-dollar building which opened its doors in 2012. Dodge County Administrator Jim Mielke says it has been a privilege to work with Hooper and took specific note of her passion. He says what you see with the new Clearview facility today is a credit to her vision.
Recruitment of the next Clearview Executive Director will be conducted through a coordinated partnership between the Dodge County Administrator and Human Resource Director with input from the Clearview Administrative team, and the Dodge County Health Facilities Committee. Mielke says the goal is to provide a seamless transition to ensure the continuity of care for all the residents of Clearview and its employees. The plan is to have a new administrator in place by the Hooper’s departure in January.
Clearview is known throughout Wisconsin for the innovative care it provides including a brain injury rehabilitation center which is one of only three within the state of Wisconsin. The facility has grown to include ten different licensed areas across the state with an annual budget of $28 million dollars and employing 350 people.
Read more about Jane Hooper’s retirement here:
Listen to our conversation with Jim Mielke here: