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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah names new executive director

July 28, 2015

Debbie Franckowiak, PhD, MBA/HCA, has been selected to serve as executive director for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah, Wis. Franckowiak, who has been serving in this interim role since April, will manage all aspects of patient care delivery, fiscal administration, performance improvement, utilization review and professional development at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.

Together with the hospital’s medical directors, she will participate in the development and implementation of hospital goals, objectives, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with its mission and vision.

“Debbie’s leadership style reflects our values as an organization. Her skills, broad experience and varied perspectives will enable us to continue successfully delivering our vision of having the healthiest kids in the nation,” said Nancy Korom, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, chief nursing officer and vice president, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.    

Before joining Children’s Debbie served as project coordinator - health science specialist for Michael E. DeBakey VAMC in Houston, director of Clinical Operations for Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, and prior to that, chief clinical services officer with Aurora Health Care.    

Franckowiak earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Master of Business/Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. Most recently, she earned her PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Walden University.

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley operates an inpatient Pediatric Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and outpatient clinics, including cardiology, dermatology, diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery follow-up, orthopedics, pulmonary medicine, and rehabilitation physical, occupational and speech therapy, rheumatology and urology. The hospital and clinics are located at 130 Second St. in Neenah, Wis. Child protection services are provided at the Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in 9 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2013, Children’s invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at
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