Meet Our Nursing Leaders: Ann Malec, MS, RN, ACNP

UW Hospital and Clinics Interim Director of Medical Nursing Ann MalecDirector, Medical Nursing

UW Hospital and Clinics


Why do you enjoy working for UW Hospital and Clinics?


Excellence, innovation, compassion, integrity, respect, accountability. These are the words used to describe UW Hospital and Clinics' core values. These values serve as a solid foundation and are the reasons why I am truly privileged to work for this top ranking health care organization.


While all core values are interrelated, the value of integrity truly speaks to me and sparks the journey of commitment to high-quality, patient- and family-centered care. With solid integrity, UW Hospital and Clinics strives to always "do the right thing, for the right reason, at the right time."


When leading with integrity and a desire to do what is best for the patient, the core values of excellence, innovation, compassion, respect and accountability naturally fall into place.


Given UW Hospital and Clinics' values and overarching mission/vision, I am extremely proud to be a member of this respected organization. Likewise, I am honored to be a nurse within a highly professional nursing practice model that further supports and carries the core values forward with strong conviction and commitment.


The high-energy, inquisitive atmosphere, innovative thought, and desire to deliver top-notch care without compromise, is simply contagious. For these reasons I pose the question, "Why wouldn't anyone enjoy working for UW Hospital and Clinics?" 



  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of California-San Francisco

Areas of Responsibility

  • Trauma and Life Support Center
  • Clinical and Translational Research Core
  • Family Practice and Forensics
  • General Medicine
  • General Medicine/Geriatrics
  • GI/Pulmonary/Renal/Pulmonary Intermediate Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Inpatient Dialysis
  • Radiology Nursing
  • eICU