2017 Nurse Leader of the Year

http://www.dshealthcare.com/sites/dshealthcare.com/assets/images/default/Bauman1.jpgThe Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives WONE has selected Jan Bauman, Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer, Divine Savior Healthcare, for its 2017 Nurse Leader of the Year Award.  Each spring, the WONE honors a Wisconsin nurse leader who has made significant contributions to nursing and nursing leadership, to his/her place of employment and the community.

Jan has been a member of WONE for 10 years and a member of the WONE Board of Directors since 2009. She currently is chair of the WONE’s Legislative Committee.  The Legislative Committee worked diligently on a specialty license plate recognizing nursing and creating a new funding source for professional development, education and scholarships for nursing leaders in Wisconsin.

Jan served 29 plus years in the Wisconsin Army National Guard where she received numerous commendations and awards for service including the Legion of Merit accommodation given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and achievements.         

MAJ Michael J. Brandt MS ED., PhD, Wisconsin Army National Guard shared this about Jan’s leadership strategy.  “She listened without interruption or interpretation, allowing stakeholders to openly share their concerns and opinions which empowered them to succeed. While most leaders recognize the importance of ‘listening to their people,’ it seemed as though COL Bauman had a very unique talent for “acute” listening.  That is, maintaining listening while in the midst of “battle” i.e., she was faced with a persistent information stream, situational crisis and yet was able to listen to ‘the Troop’.   That was quite iconoclastic for military culture and reflected the actions of selflessness, courage and determination.”

Georgia Brockway, BSN, RN, Director of Acute Care and ICU for Divine Savior Healthcare, shared that she is a “great role model/mentor and coach… has an ear to listen; she guides with compassion and integrity.”  Jan has helped develop new programs to improve patient care and increasing satisfaction scores by creating programs such as the Patient Experience Team X-Team.  According to Michael Decker, President/CEO for Divine Savior Healthcare, she was the natural choice for leading the organization’s recent successful enhancement to the customer service standards Divine Service.  He also said in support of her nomination, “I’m certain the positive impact she’s had on nursing professionals through her career will radiate through future generations of nurses to come.”

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