North Central Health Care Announces Dr. Yasin as NCHC Interim Medical Director

Community Updates

For Immediate Release: September 25, 2023

WAUSAU, WI – North Central Health Care (NCHC) is pleased to announce Dr. Waqas Yasin to serve as the organization’s Interim Medical Director. Dr. Yasin will provide oversight for the NCHC Adult and Youth Behavioral Health Hospitals, Lakeside Recovery, and Intensive Outpatient programming through NCHC Outpatient Services.

Dr. Waqas Yasin, NCHC Interim Medical Director“Dr. Yasin is unwavering in his dedication to upholding the utmost standards of patient care and delivering the highest levels of service excellence at North Central Health Care. We are extremely happy that he has accepted this leadership position and look forward to his collaboration with our Acute Care Services Director and Senior Leadership Team,” states Gary Olsen, Executive Director of NCHC.

In the Interim Medical Director role, Dr. Yasin will work collaboratively with Vicki Tylka, Managing Director of Community Programs. Dr. Yasin will oversee clinical aspects of programming, while Tylka will oversee the administrative functions of Community Programs.

“Dr. Yasin is a highly regarded psychiatrist, earning respect from our partner organizations and NCHC staff alike. He is a natural-born teacher who is gifted in explaining mental health and psychiatric complexities to individuals and teams and is a fierce advocate for his patient’s care. We are excited to have him join our NCHC LeadershipTeam as Interim Medical Director,” states Vicki Tylka, Managing Director of Community Programs.

Dr. Yasin holds a degree from Liaquat National Medical College, University of Karachi in Pakistan and completed his psychiatry residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Northeastern (NEW) Residency Program.

“I am humbled and honored to embark on this new chapter as the Interim Medical Director at NCHC. Every individual in our care deserves nothing less than the highest standard of treatment, and it is with this unwavering dedication that I step into this role,” states Dr. Waqas Yasin. “I am excited and eager to lead a future marked by unparalleled patient care, cutting-edge medical education, and an unyielding commitment to continuous improvement. Our team is driven to setting the standards of excellence in psychiatric care.”