Mayo Clinic Health System names new vice president and chief nursing officer

June 04, 2012

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. –– Pam White has been named vice president and chief nursing officer for Mayo Clinic Health System – Northwest Wisconsin Region, which includes the Barron, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Menomonie and Osseo areas.

White has served as clinical director of Nursing Administration since 2007, developing the Nursing Informatics Department and Palliative Care program and working with councils on nursing education, practice, research, leadership and quality.

Previously, White had been director of the Neuroscience Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, overseeing the outpatient departments of Neurology, Spine & Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Stroke Center. She also was director of the inpatient Neuroscience/Pediatrics/Trauma Department, the Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit and the Sleep Disorders Center.

“It’s such an honor and a privilege to be given this opportunity to be able to lead nurses at Mayo Clinic Health System,” White says. “The foundation of nursing is strong across our region, and I am confident that we can become even stronger because of the great team of nurse leaders and staff that we have.”

White received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and completed the adult health nurse practitioner program, all at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Before joining Mayo Clinic Health System, White worked in numerous capacities in neuroscience at Sacred Heart Hospital. She also was an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at UW-Eau Claire.

White is certified in nursing administration. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, and the Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau honor societies. White also is a fellow in the American Heart Association’s Stroke Council.

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of Mayo-owned clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 70 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.

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