Deborah Friberg, MBA, FACHE
Deborah Friberg, MBA, FACHE, is a dedicated and seasoned health care executive with 20+ years of progressive operations and corporate support services management experience. Having served in key roles as President, Hospital Division for Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee and as Executive Vice president & Chief operating officer at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina, she is highly adaptable and has extensive experience partnering with physicians and other stakeholders to set and achieve shared goals.
Ms. Friberg is the recipient of the 2009 APIC Healthcare Executive Award. She has a demonstrated ability to guide transformational change resulting in sustained financial and quality improvements. Passionate about the importance of the patient experience, Ms. Friberg’s success is tied to her commitment to providing a convenient, affordable and patient-centered experience to every patient every time. Her strengths include operations and financial management, new business development, joint venture development, regulatory compliance, building physician partnerships, community relations, leadership team development and contract negotiation.
Ms. Friberg earned both a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE).