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Robert Kirkley, the new Aspirus MedEvac regional director the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin, is pictured. (Courtesy photo)

WAUSAU, Wis. – Aspirus MedEvac has named Robert Kirkley to serve as Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin regional director.

Kirkley has over 25 years of EMS experience working in both pre-hospital and hospital settings. He joined Aspirus in 1993 and MedEvac in 2007 as a paramedic. He also held the positions of team lead, paramedic supervisor and manager prior to accepting this role. Kirkley is the EMS Program Director for Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, a position he’s held since 2017. In addition, he’s a member of, or affiliated with, 12 EMS organizations.

“We’re thrilled to have Bob’s wealth of knowledge and experience in EMS in this important role,” said Jason Keffeler, Aspirus MedEvac system director. “We look forward to his leadership as we continue to grow our program across north central Wisconsin and the UP.”

Kirkley is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in health care administration. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, ice hockey, education, and spending time with family.

Aspirus MedEvac is a team of over 250 emergency service providers, with two air bases, 35 ground ambulance units at 13 bases located throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Aspirus MedEvac has been accredited by the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications since 2015. Aspirus MedEvac is the first hospital-based program in the NAAMTA Alliance and the first program to meet 100 percent compliance in the inspection process.

Aspirus Health is a nonprofit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 11,000 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Michigan and 13 hospitals in Wisconsin, 75 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transportation, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians.

Aspirus has been recognized for four consecutive years by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System in its annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country.

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