At UW Health, our approach to nursing involves establishing relationships with patients through compassionate, empathetic care. Healing occurs by meeting patients' needs - including consideration for their mind, body and spirit. The science of nursing is replete with discovery through scientific research, deploying evidence-based practices and application of theoretical frameworks to practice. The intersection of these qualities is critical to providing Remarkable Healthcare for all patients and families.

 

 
UW Health nurses Adrian Jones, Jessi Kendall and Tracey Abitz 

More Culturally Congruent Care

 

UW Health's Black/African American Employee Resource Group first met in January 2020, shortly before the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial inequity swept the world.

 

The idea was to create a support network at UW Health, where the nursing workforce is about 96 percent white.

 

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COVID-19 patient reunites with the nurse who cared for her 

COVID-19 Survivor Reunites with Nurse

 

Patient Lona Towsley met UW Health nurse Britney Kershner at one of the worst moments of her life, but they shared a special connection and camaraderie during her stay at University Hospital while she recovered from COVID-19.

 

Watch their story from WKOW-TV

Windy Smith with her daughter, Ellie 

Super Mom and Nurse

 

Nurse manager, Windy Smith, had her world turn upside down when her daughter became a patient at American Family Children's Hospital. See how Windy's knowledge and the powerful bond she shares with her daughter, has helped them through this difficult time.

 

Watch Windy's story from Ch. 27

 

Adopting Telehealth 

 

UW Health nurses led the sea change that saw inpatient video telehealth visits go from zero in mid-March to about 80 a day by early April. Read more

 

 

Giving Back Comes Naturally

 

Emergency department (ED) care team leader Sue Wolfe, BSN, RN initiated and led an effort to raise money for the Dane County Food Pantry Network. What started out as an idea ended in completely eclipsing the goal she saught. Read more

 
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