MILWAUKEE (1/10/2012) - Holly Colby, MS, RN, has been promoted to director of Ambulatory Services at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. In this role, Colby will lead the operations of medical and surgical subspecialty clinics. She will help develop and improve ambulatory operations, including implementation of an electronic health record system.
Colby began working for Children's Hospital in 1977. Since 2001, she served as an advanced practice nurse for Ambulatory Services and manager of the Special Needs Program. She was clinic manager for the Pulmonary, Dermatology/Laser, Neurology, Asthma/Allergy and Craniofacial clinics between 1998 and 2001. Prior to 1998, Colby held supervisory and nursing roles within Children's Hospital.
Colby has received numerous professional awards, including a 2006 Nursing Leadership Excellence award from Children's Hospital. She also received the Maternal Child Health Leadership Program Award from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Sigma Theta Tau in 2010, and the Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the Society of Pediatric Nursing in 2010.
Colby earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Colby lives with her husband in Okauchee, Wis.
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.