MILWAUKEE (3/31/2011) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has named Juliet Kersten, MHA, vice president, Ambulatory and Regional Services. In her new role, Kersten partners with providers and hospital executives to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for growth. Kersten is responsible for managing physician relationships, operations and business program development throughout the hospital's service area that includes Wisconsin and Illinois. Kersten is responsible for operations at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Neenah, Wis. She also oversees ambulatory clinic operations at Children's Hospital's Milwaukee campus and clinic sites in New Berlin, Greenfield, Kenosha, northeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Kersten has been employed with Children's since 1988 and has held a variety of leadership positions including business development and hospital administration. In her most recent role as vice president, Research Administration, Kersten led the creation and launch of Children's Research Institute. She also served as interim vice president, Regional Services, prior to an administrative reorganization that merged responsibility for regional business development and ambulatory clinic operations into a single business unit.
Kersten earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a master's degree in Health Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She lives in Whitefish Bay, Wis., with her husband and three sons.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, founded in 1894, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is rated No. 3 in the nation by Parents magazine and named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital has been redesignated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence. Private, independent and not-for-profit, the hospital serves children and families from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond. Children's Hospital is the flagship member of Children's Hospital and Health System. In 2009, the health system invested more than $76 million into the community to improve the health status of children. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.