Pelvital USA, Inc. announced that Cathy Barr joined its Board of Directors on January 1, 2019.
Cathy brings more than 30 years of operational, strategic planning, and senior leadership expertise to Pelvital. In her previous roles as Regional President, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Vice President at Fairview Health Services of Minnesota and HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, MN, Cathy led multi-disciplined care delivery operations for a 2.7-Billion-dollar Integrated Health Care System that served over 248,000 patients and had 7,500 employees.
“Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, and specifically stress urinary incontinence is a large unmet clinical need affecting millions of women. From what I have seen from the clinical results, Pelvital’s technology holds great promise to provide a solution to most women who suffer from this condition.” Ms. Barr said. “I am very pleased to be joining the Pelvital USA Board of Directors and I am excited to help bring this new technology to patients.”
Cathy started her career as a nurse in a neurology step-down unit in Philadelphia, PA. That experience developed her sensitivity to the very personal issues that affect patients and their families. In addition, her role as the senior leader of major health care systems was instrumental in creating an understanding of the pressures and complexities of the evolving health care profession. We look forward to Cathy providing guidance to the Pelvital team as we bring the FlyteTM incontinence product to market”, said Dale Wahlstrom, CEO of Pelvital USA.
Cathy is a former president of the Women’s Health Leadership Trust, a past member of its Board of Directors, and the 2013 recipient of its Jean Harris Award. She was named a “Woman to Watch” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and has been included on Becker’s Hospital Review list of “Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know”. Cathy held a director role on the board of Cerenity Senior Care as well as vice chair and was a member of the Board of Directors for CLUES, and Community Health Charities.
Cathy holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Niagara University in New York.