MaryJeanne Schaffmeyer recently retired as the COO of the hospital division of ThedaCare and has served ThedaCare for 20 years in several leadership positions. In 2005, as a Business Unit Manager for Obstetrics, she piloted the current Business Performance System (BPS) and worked with the BPS design team to develop and pilot the leadership standard work. In this role she was able to see clearly the importance of a system to support leaders to understand their business and see and improve their performance.
Later, as VP of Operations for Appleton Medical Center, MaryJeanne had the opportunity to build a team of managers using the Business Performance System as a model for leadership development. In this system, leaders were able to develop teams that would drive performance improvement on a daily basis.
As the Chief Operating Officer for the Hospital, Care Transitions and Homecare Division at ThedaCare, MaryJeanne lead the spread of BPS throughout the expanded division and is currently working with a development team to improve and expand the current BPS standard work.