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U.S. DPS Ambulatory Surgery Centers Director Retires
After more than 28 years with DePuy Synthes, the orthopaedics company of Johnson & Johnson, in Warsaw, Indiana, Bill Wilder has decided to retire effective November 30, 2021, according to an August 4 release.
Wilder will remain in his current role as director of U.S. DPS Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and as a part of the ASC leadership team until that time. He will spend the next several months transitioning his responsibilities, industry and surgeon connections, and valuable ASC and orthopaedic insights to the team and his successor.
"For those of us who have had the pleasure to work with Bill over the years, we know he has brought his authentic self and energy, every day, to several roles for nearly three decades," said Carol Stanfill, vice president of U.S. DPS Ambulatory Surgery Centers, in the release. "A storyteller with deep industry relationships, Bill’s legacy is rooted in his passion, his relationships, his energy and his willingness to pioneer unchartered areas. He has made many noteworthy contributions over the years, including being the inaugural leader in the ASC space, the architect behind the DePuy Orthopaedic Patient Advantage Program and leading multiple training and educational forums as a moderator and presenter."
After retirement, Wilder plans to spend time with his family—wife Suzann, four adult children and a growing brood of grandkids—officiate Ohio high school varsity basketball games, teach at Xavier University’s Master of Health program and advance his moderating skills.