Beth Houlahan Honored for Achieving Fellow Status in the American Academy of Nursing
Madison, Wisconsin - One of the greatest honors in nursing is to be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). This occurs only after there is specific evidence demonstrating an outstanding and sustained contribution to the improvement of nursing and healthcare.
UW Health would like to recognize our Chief Nurse Executive, Beth Houlahan, DNP, RN, CENP, who received notification that she will be inducted as a Fellow of the Academy in October 2019.
Since 2011, Dr. Houlahan has been serving as the leader of UW Health nursing and patient care services, making a positive impact on nursing practice in a variety of ways, and continually challenging herself professionally.
Sue Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer-Inpatient, comments on the magnitude of this distinguished recognition:
“In nursing, one of the greatest honors is to be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. This occurs only after there is specific evidence demonstrating an outstanding and sustained contribution to the improvement of nursing and health care.
We are fortunate to have Beth as our leader, and we are glad that the Academy is recognizing what we already know—Beth is an amazing nurse and leader who brings to UW Health every day a passion for improving the care we deliver and the environment we work in. Her leadership over the past eight years has brought to UW Health an improvement in outcomes for both our patients and our staff. She is transparent in her approach and encourages each of us to be the best we can be. We are so proud of this tremendous accomplishment!”
As an organization, we celebrate Dr. Houlahan for this impressive and highly prestigious accomplishment.
Date Published: 06/24/2019