About Group Health

Our story, values and mission.


Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire was Founded in 1976 with One Goal in Mind:

Optimize the Health of Our Members.

That goal is still at the forefront of everything we do. We’re working to provide our 50,000+ members with the best care available--state, nation and worldwide.

We believe in genuine relationships, authentic interactions and long-term partnerships, that’s why every time you call, you’ll speak to a real person, right away.

As a community-based, non-profit health plan, everything we do is designed with our members in mind. A member-elected Board of Directors oversees everything we do to make sure that our actions are in line with your needs.

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Our Leadership and Board

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire is a non-profit, member-governed health plan. This means that the people who sit on our Board of Directors are members of the Cooperative. Because of this, our Board members have a vested interest in the business decisions they influence.

Sarah North

CEO and General Manager

Bob Tanner

Chief Financial Officer

Michele Bauer, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Curt Rice

Chief Technology Officer

Margie Ignarski

Executive Director of Operations

Sarah McCracken

General Counsel and Executive Director of Compliance

Shannon Darrow

Executive Director of Human Resources

Board of Directors

People who sit on our Board of Directors are members of the Cooperative.

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