Dr. Ranta named director of Physician Affairs
Marylyn Ranta, MD, has joined Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's administrative staff as director of Physician Affairs. In this new role, Dr. Ranta provides administrative input to several areas and functions, including the utilization management program, Medical/Dental Staff Services and Physician Support Services. She also provides support and leadership for the hospital's quality initiatives. Dr. Ranta can be reached at (414) 266-1681.
Dr. Costakos leads Retinopathy of Prematurity Program
Deborah Costakos, MD, has been named program director of Retinopathy of Prematurity at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She also is an assistant professor of Pediatrics (Ophthalmology) at The Medical College of Wisconsin and a member of Children's Specialty Group. In her new role, Dr. Costakos oversees retinopathy of prematurity prevention, detection and treatment activities in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Costakos can be reached at (414) 456-2058.
Dr. Kerschner expands leadership role
Joseph Kerschner, MD, FACS, FAAP, has been named executive vice president of Children's Hospital and Health System. He also is president and CEO of Children's Specialty Group, medical director of Otolaryngology at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and a professor and interim chair of Otolaryngology at The Medical College of Wisconsin. In his new role, Dr. Kerschner facilitates collaboration in the physician community, creating synergies to help the health system better serve the needs of children. Dr. Kerschner can be reached at (414) 266-6486.
Walczyk Joers appointed vice president of Surgical Services
Barbara Walczyk Joers, MHSA, CHE, has joined Children's Hospital of Wisconsin as vice president of Surgical Services. Walczyk Joers works in partnership with Keith Oldham, MD, surgeon-in-chief and The Marie Uihlein Chair in Pediatric Surgery at the hospital. They are responsible for developing the Surgical Services strategic plan, including opportunities for growth and further alignment with community needs. Walczyk Joers can be reached at (414) 266-5630.
Duncan named executive vice president of Community Services
Bob Duncan has been appointed executive vice president of Community Services at Children's Hospital and Health System. He serves as president of Children's Service Society of Wisconsin as well as providing executive leadership for other community programs and services. In partnership with key stakeholders, he works to ensure child welfare programs meet all quality measures and standards and is responsible for improving the medical coordination, treatment and care of children in the community. Duncan can be reached at (414) 337-8634.