Anne graduated with a Master of Science-Nursing degree from the University of Phoenix and has worked in the field of rehabilitation nursing for most of her career. She started as a staff nurse in inpatient rehabilitation at Weldon Center for Rehabilitation, Springfield, Massachusetts and then moved to Madison, Wisconsin at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UW Health). Since then, she has had progressive leadership roles in the acute care rehabilitation unit at UW Health, moving from Care Team Leader to Patient Care Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Manager. Most recently she opened and served as the Chief Clinical Officer for the new UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital. She has taken an active leadership role in improving care for patients by leading change initiatives in her work areas and implementing measures to improve patient care. In addition, she has been an active volunteer and leader in both the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and the Wisconsin Association for Rehabilitation Nurses where she has given multiple presentations and received the Nurse Manager Role Award. Anne received her BSN in Nursing from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN). Anne currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Nursing Quality & Safety for UW Health system hospitals.
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