LA CROSSE, Wis. ― Jason Fratzke, Ph.D., chief nursing officer, Southwest Wisconsin Region, Mayo Clinic Health System, has been named vice chair of Nursing ― Ambulatory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He will transition out of his chief nursing officer role on May 12 to begin this new role.
Fratzke has been chief nursing officer for the Southwest Wisconsin Region since 2017. He has led many initiatives in quality improvement, financial success and improving patient care outcomes.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fratzke was the incident commander as part of the Mayo Clinic Healthcare Incident Command System, which propelled him to be a trusted COVID-19 resource in the Coulee Region. Most recently, Fratzke volunteered to administer COVID-19 vaccines in the vaccination clinic, saying he felt compelled to do his part to help end the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Overall, it has been a tremendous four years," says Fratzke. "Of course, we have faced some significant challenges together, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But we have a phenomenal staff who have bent over backward to care for our patients and community, and I am proud to call them my colleagues and friends."
In his new role, Fratzke will provide leadership and coordination of the outpatient practice in Rochester in support of the clinical practice and Mayo Clinic's strategic priorities.
"Jason has been a strong partner on the Executive Leadership Team, an ally for the Southwest Wisconsin practice and the La Crosse community in general," says">Paul Mueller, M.D., regional vice president, Southwest Wisconsin Region, Mayo Clinic Health System. "His leadership has been an incredible asset to Mayo Clinic Health System, and we will carry his enthusiasm forward. We will continue to be strong advocates for nursing and support the needs of our patients. We extend our most sincere gratitude to Jason for his outstanding contributions across the practice and wish him the best in this new chapter of his nursing career."
Recruitment for his successor will begin immediately.
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Press ContactRick Thiesse