Larry T. Hegland, MD
Regional Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Larry T. Hegland is the Regional Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for SSM Health in Wisconsin. As Regional CMO, Dr. Hegland oversees quality, safety, innovation and infrastructure for all SSM Health sites, including SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Janesville and all Dean Medical Group locations. He also leads the implementation of quality strategy, outcomes and best practices across SSM Health’s Wisconsin sites.
Dr. Hegland joined SSM Health in 2015, after spending ten years with Ministry Health Care in Wausau. His roles included serving as Chief Medical Officer for Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Wisconsin, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill, Wisconsin, and the Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Weston. In addition, he was Ministry’s Medical Director over Recovery Audit Contractors. He is nationally recognized as an expert in the area of compliant clinical documentation and audit appeals.
Prior to joining Ministry Health Care, Dr. Hegland worked as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and trained as an anesthesiologist at Northwestern University. He also holds a degree in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University as well as a Master’s Degree in Medical Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.