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Meet Our Nursing Leaders

Meet our nursing leadership at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin:
 
 
Beth Houlahan, MSN, RN
 
Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 
"It is my distinct privilege to work with a team of health care professionals who are committed to service, scholarship, science and social responsibility, and yielding excellent patient care."
 
View Bio: Beth Houlahan
Sue Rees, BSN, MS
 
Vice President, Development, Nursing and Patient Care Services
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 
"Each day is different and brings new opportunities and challenges. I also enjoy practicing in an organization that is always changing for the better, striving for continual improvement and excellence."
 
View Bio: Sue Rees
Tracey Abitz, MS, RN
 
Clinical Director of Surgical and Psychiatric Nursing
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

"We have many dedicated nursing staff who are highly committed to providing quality patient care and making a difference in patients' lives. I have the opportunity to see this commitment and excellence in action, every day."

View Bio: Tracey Abitz
 
Barbara Bryne, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPON
 
Director of Pediatric Nursing and Clinical Services
American Family Children's Hospital
 
"I feel very privileged to work with an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals that always put patient safety and quality care first. Knowing by working together we are making a difference in the lives of these children and their families is extremely rewarding." 
 
View Bio: Barbara Byrne
Barbara Liegel, RN, MS
Barbara Liegel, MS, RN

Director of Home Care and Coordinated Care
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

"I've enjoyed my many years at UW Hospital and Clinics because I am proud of the impact we have on the lives of our patients and families and also the difference we make in each other's lives. It's been wonderful to see the many positive changes in our hospital environment and how we do our work. I've appreciated the opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking organization."

View Bio: Barbara Liegel
 
UW Hospital and Clinics Director of Medical Nursing Ann Malec
Ann Malec, MS, RN, ACNP 

Director, Medical Nursing 
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

"Excellence, innovation, compassion, integrity, respect, accountability. These are the words used to describe UW Hospital and Clinics' core values. These values serve as a solid foundation and are the reasons why I am truly privileged to work for this top ranking health care organization."

View Bio: Ann Malec
 
Rebecca Moore MBA
 
Financial Officer for Nursing and Patient Care Services
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 
"The people I work with inspire and stimulate me on a daily basis."
 
View Bio: Rebecca Moore 
 
 
 
 Stephanie Orzechowski
 
Director, Oncology Services
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 
"It is an honor to be part of a team of professionals that are focused on serving patients and their families, but also to be part of the amazing research that will actively change the care patients will receive in the future."
 
 
 Barbara Pankratz, MSN, RN
 
Director of Surgical Services
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 
"I feel very fortunate to practice at an organization that prioritizes high quality, patient-centered care. The team approach that this requires, coupled with the sense of satisfaction that result, make UW Hospital and Clinics an extremely satisfying environment in which to practice."
 
View Bio: Barbara Pankratz 
 
Meet Our Nursing Leaders: Deborah Tinker
 
Director, Ambulatory Nursing
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 
"I am constantly amazed at the depth of compassion, excellence, accountability, respect, innovation and integrity the UW Hospital and Clinics ambulatory nursing staff brings to the patient and family experience."
 
View Bio: Deborah Tinker