Getto Named Interim President and CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics
MADISON – Dr. Carl J. Getto has been named as Interim President and CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board has announced.
Getto, who serves as Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs for UW Hospital and Clinics and Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, will assume leadership effective Oct. 1 after the departure of President and CEO Donna K. Sollenberger.
Sollenberger is joining Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Baylor Clinics and Hospital and Executive Vice President of Baylor College of Medicine.
Getto has served in his current role since Nov. 19, 2001. He also is professor of psychiatry and Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and is a practicing physician through the UW Medical Foundation.
"The board fully supports Carl for taking on the interim leadership of this nationally respected health care center," said Patrick G. Boyle, Chairman of the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board.
"Although he has decided not to be considered a candidate for the permanent CEO position, Carl will admirably serve the hospitals and clinics in this time of transition while we conduct a national search. He brings to this role a passion for the hospital's mission and a thorough understanding of its inner workings, its focus on patient safety and quality, and its significant relationships with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW Medical Foundation."
A native of Chicago, Getto began his career at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as professor of psychiatry, acting dean of the medical school and, for eight years, UW Hospital and Clinics' director of clinical affairs, before leaving Wisconsin in 1993 to become dean and provost at the University of Southern Illinois School of Medicine.
Since returning to UW Hospital in 2001, his primary responsibilities have included patient care quality and safety activities, accreditation of residency training programs and oversight of the medical staff and medical staff office.
In addition to these responsibilities, he served as Chair of the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and he previously served on the Interdisciplinary Education Task Force of the Institute of Medicine. Getto received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
He completed his residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center, and attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. He holds a BA from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minn. View Dr. Getto's Bio
Date Published: 08/23/2007