MILWAUKEE (12/2/2011) - Brett Norell, MPH, MHA, FACHE, of Brookfield, Wis., has been named operations and project director at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. In this new role, Norell will coordinate and implement a wide range of projects and programs on behalf of the president of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to advance strategic plan and annual goals of the hospital and its parent organization, Children's Hospital and Health System.
Norell has held a variety of roles at Children's Hospital including administrative fellow, operations manager for Surgical Specialties and Pulmonary Services, ambulatory manager, and most recently business manager for Surgical Services. Norell earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and master's degrees in Public Health and Health Administration from the University of Iowa. He has served as a board member for the American College of Healthcare Executives Wisconsin chapter since 2003 and will begin a term as president of the association in January 2012.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, founded in 1894, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It has been 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 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million into the community to improve the health status of children. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.