New CEO Takes the Helm at Sterling Area Health Center

Michigan Primary Care Association welcomes Bill Wypyski, MSW, MPA, MS, FACHE as the new chief executive officer at Sterling Area Health Center, a Michigan Health Center serving residents of Arenac and Ogemaw Counties and surrounding areas. November 18, 2013, marked Mr. Wypyski’s first “official” day at the helm, as veteran CEO Roger Rushlow retired after three-plus decades of distinguished service.

“I am very excited to join the Sterling Area Health Center, to work with all the wonderful staff and board members, and to continue serving the surrounding communities with high quality health care. My plan is to build upon the great work done over many years by the outgoing CEO, Roger Rushlow,” said Wypyski.

Wypyski is not new to the Health Center movement. He comes to Sterling Area Health Center from the great state of Maine, where he served as CEO of the Harrington Family Health Center, and before that as the Director for Underserved Populations at Penobscot Community Health Center. In these roles he provided leadership, direction, and planning for Health Center operations and financial performance.

“Sterling Area Health Center is fortunate to have matched with such an experienced, well-qualified candidate. I am confident that Bill will continue to provide exceptional leadership of the Center’s important mission of providing health care access for the underserved,” said Rushlow.

Prior to entering the Health Center arena, Wypyski was an adjunct teacher at the University of Maine School of Public Administration where he taught graduate courses in health care management/policy, and health care financial management. He also has over 17 years of senior administrative experience overseeing general operations and clinical services at the Acadia Psychiatric Hospital in Bangor, Maine. He actively served on the Maine Primary Care Association Board and sat on the policy committee.  He was the Board Chair for the Maine Community Accountable Care Organization, which included nine Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout Maine.

“We welcome Bill to the Michigan Health Center family and look forward to partnering with him in his leadership role at Sterling Area Health Center,” said Kim Sibilsky, CEO, Michigan Primary Care Association.

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