Meet Our Nursing Leaders: Beth Houlahan, MSN, RN, CENP

Meet Our Nursing Leaders: Beth HoulahanSenior Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Why do you enjoy working for UW 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. Through the confluence of compassionate, high-quality care and the spirit of inquiry for best practice, the nurses and clinical staff are dedicated to unparalleled care for their patients.
Johnson and Johnson Wharton Nurse Executives Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Iowa College of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids

Areas of Responsibility


Leads 1,900 FTEs in inpatient and ambulatory care nursing, surgical services, respiratory care, clinical nutrition, social work, spiritual care and infection control practices.


Previous Experience


Prior to serving as the Senior Vice President Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Beth served as the Senior Vice President Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer for Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, having administrative oversight for the clinical, operational and financial leadership for nursing and clinical services for the health system.


She also served as the Clinical Director for the Family Care Center, the University of Iowa's Hospitals and Clinics on-campus primary care clinics, including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Practice Clinics.