Meet Our Veterans: Skip Kraiss

UW Hospitals and Clinics employee and veteran Skip KraissUW Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, is proud to employ veterans of the U.S. Military. Maintenance and Operations Supervisor and veteran Skip Kraiss talks about his experience.


What brought you to UW Health?

Before I worked at UW Health, I worked in construction, where we would get laid off at different times of the year for different lengths of time. UW Health gives me the stability I’ve always wanted.


Skip on the job at University HospitalHow does UW Health support you as a veteran?


I’ve been deployed twice while working here and the organization has always stood by me. I never had to worry about not having a job to come back to or paying bills.


What is your favorite part of working here?


The people I interact with throughout the day are great.

What is the most rewarding aspect of serving your country?

It’s something I wanted to do since I was a kid, and to be able to continue doing it is great. As an older soldier I now get to do a lot more training and mentoring of the new and younger soldiers.