UW Hospital CEO Named Among Top 25 Women in Health Care

UW Health Honors
President and CEO Donna SollenbergerMADISON - Donna K. Sollenberger, who has led University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics to a series of unprecedented national honors, has been named "one of the top 25 women in healthcare" for 2007 by Modern Healthcare magazine.
The publication cited Sollenberger, president and chief executive officer of UW Hospital and Clinics, in the April 16 issue. Sollenberger, a native of Illinois, joined UW Hospital and Clinics in December 1999.
In the last year alone, the hospital she leads has received significant national attention:
  • In 2006, the Leapfrog Group named UW Hospital and Clinics one of the nation's top hospitals for quality and safety
  • In both 2005 and 2006, the University HealthSystem Consortium named UW Hospital one of the 10 top-performing hospitals in the U.S.
  • Solucient Corporation chose UW Hospital's Heart and Vascular Care program as one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation for three consecutive years
  • UW Hospital and Clinics was named among the Top 100 Hospitals in America three times in the last five years by Solucient

"My goal is for UW Hospital and Clinics to be the safest hospital, offering the very best care and service for our patients," says Sollenberger.


"While I am honored with the personal recognition this award bestows, I think it really speaks to the culture all of our employees and physicians have created together, as well as the strong working relationship the hospital enjoys with UW Health physicians and the School of Medicine and Public Health," Sollenberger added.


"We have high-quality resources and systems, but I am honored to work with a committed staff that brings those resources together in such an effective way. Essentially, this honor recognizes them and the great patient care they deliver each and every day."


UW Hospital and Clinics is a 566-bed tertiary care center with major programs in organ transplant, heart and vascular care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, pediatrics, and orthopedics and rehabilitation. In fiscal year 2006, more than 22,000 patients were admitted.


The hospital is a major player in the local economy, with nearly 6,000 employees (full-time equivalent) and operating revenue of more than $746 million.


This summer, the new American Family Children's Hospital will open to serve children from throughout the state and region.


Sollenberger came to Madison from her previous position as executive vice president and chief operating officer at City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. She also served in several administrative roles at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Date Published: 06/06/2007

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