Dr. Frank Byrne was named president emeritus of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, in January 2015, after serving as president of St. Mary’s from 2004-2015. During his tenure at the 440-bed hospital in 2004, St. Mary’s completed a $182-million expansion, transition to a HIMSS Stage 7 electronic health record, and the opening of a free-standing satellite emergency center.
In 2011 Dr. Byrne was recognized by Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician magazines as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare. He was named to Madison’s InBusiness Magazine Hall of Fame in 2012, and received the InBusiness Executive of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He was named a Champion of Women’s Health by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation in 2012 and Citizen of the Year by the Glacier’s Edge Council of Boy Scouts of America in 2014. He received the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine John Renner MD Wisconsin Idea award in 2011, and was designated a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Governor Joe Kernan in 2004.
Prior to St. Mary’s, Dr. Byrne held a variety of clinical, administrative and governance leadership roles at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Early in his career, he practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine in Fort Wayne for 12 years.