President and Chief Executive Officer
Rogers Behavioral Health System
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Mr. Hammer holds a master’s degree in administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is also an internationally certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor.
Experience / Areas of Expertise:
Patrick Hammer has over 20 years of experience in behavioral health operations, strategic planning and motivational leadership. As the president and chief executive officer of Rogers Behavioral Health System, he provides the leadership to help Rogers build upon its reputation of high-quality care within the region and become the nationally recognized leader for providing highly specialized psychiatric and addiction treatment services.
Mr. Hammer is a contemporary leader with a proven track record as a president and chief executive officer, having served as a senior executive in the behavioral health industry since 1991 and has experience as a chemical dependency counselor dating back to 1985. His executive experience includes physician group practice management, directing the operations at freestanding behavioral health hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.
Mr. Hammer is an active member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association and the National Association of Psychiatric Health System (NAPHS). In January 2015, he was elected to a three year term on the NAPHS Board of Trustees.