American Family Children's Hospital

Ronald Sliwinski

President of UW Hospitals and Chief of Clinical Operations

Ronald Sliwinski, UW Hospital and Clinics President and CEO

Ronald T. Sliwinski is President of UW Hospitals and Chief of Clinical Operations, a title he assumed following the July 1, 2015, integration of UW Health which merged the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and UW Medical Foundation. In that role, Sliwinski provides leadership for all of UW Health's Madison-based hospitals and ambulatory operations. 


Before assuming his current role, he served from August 2014 to July 2015 as President and CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UW Hospital and Clinics since 2010. He was responsible for all operational and management activities in the areas of ambulatory operations, the American Family Children's Hospital, facilities, quality, satisfaction, information technology, support and professional services.


Ron joined UW Hospital and Clinics in September 2009 as Vice President of Professional Services, where he provided leadership to areas including the clinical laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, purchasing, technology transfer and the Emergency Medicine program. He was also responsible for the Neurosciences and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Service lines.


Previously, Ron served as Vice President of Operations at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. While there, he held leadership roles working with clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinical programs (such as the Cardiovascular Center), surgery, ancillary and outreach, and was instrumental in establishing an advanced imaging research center (AIC) at Dartmouth.


Ron also served in a variety of administrator roles at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, N.H., and was a management engineer at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. Additionally, his professional background includes serving as an engineer at General Motors Corporation and as a partner at a private engineering consulting firm specializing in environmental engineering.


Ron received his undergraduate degree in organizational development from Kettering University in Michigan and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.