Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire started over 30 years ago as a local thought
and has grown into a nationally recognized HMO. A community-based
non-profit health plan, the Cooperative is serving more than 70,000 members in Western and Central Wisconsin.
As a cooperative, every member has a voice in the organization. A Board of Directors
elected by members has the responsibility for overseeing the activities of the Cooperative.
To optimize the health of our members through the Cooperative’s pooling of
The purpose statement guides everything we do and drives our continued focus on providing
high-quality, personal service to our members.
Real Service Does Make a Real Difference
When I call, a real person answers the phone and helps me right away. With my previous
insurance, I would go through the phone menu, end up in the wrong department, get
transferred and end up getting disconnected. I'm so happy that my family switched
to Group Health Cooperative!
- Administrative Office Location:
- Altoona, WI
- Number of Employees:
- Our Leadership:
Peter Farrow - General Manager and CEO
Michele Bauer, MD - Chief Medical Officer
Darin McFadden - Chief Operating Officer
Bob Tanner – Chief Financial Officer
- Area Served:
- Western and Central Wisconsin
- Approximate Number of Providers:
- Number of Members:
- Over 75,000
- Number of Board Members
board of directors
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.
All adult members of the Cooperative are eligible to vote in annual Board elections, giving them a
unique opportunity to have a voice in directing the decisions and activities of their
Read on for more information about our board members.