Susan M. Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP, serves as Regional Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer - Inpatient.
Sue is responsible for the senior leadership of nursing and patient care services' quality, regulatory compliance, labor relations, facility planning, practice innovation, research, operations support, informatics, respiratory therapy, clinical nutrition, and education and development. She also represents UW Health in its relationships with the UW-Madison School of Nursing.
Sue joined UW Health in 1990 as clinical nurse manager of general surgery and trauma. After three years in that role, she served for five years as clinical nurse manager of two units: general surgery and trauma and surgical specialties.
Sue then served as director of nursing quality, regulatory compliance, employee labor relations and facility planning for 13 years. In that role Sue was also responsible for infection control and nursing practice in the emergency department.
Prior to joining UW Health, Sue practiced nursing for eight years at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. Following three years as a general medicine staff nurse, Sue launched her leadership career, serving as head nurse on units caring for general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, ENT and plastics patient populations. Sue received her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her doctor of nursing practice from Rush University, Chicago.