Sherry Hausmann joined Via Christi Hospital in May 2011, bringing 13 years of successful leadership in Catholic health care. She came to Via Christi from SSM Health Care System in St. Louis, Mo., where she served as president of SSM St. Clare Health Center, which opened in March 2009. She also was responsible for SSM's neurosciences strategy, business development and operations in each of its five adult hospitals and its ambulatory settings. She currently serves as senior administrator for hospitals operations for Via Christi.
Hausmann joined the SSM Health Care system in 1998 as executive director of Surgical Services at DePaul Health Center and ultimately served as chief operating officer. In 2005, she was named president of SSM St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University in 1987 and her Master of Business Administration from Maryville University in St. Louis in 1994.