LA CROSSE, Wis. — Lisa Archer, R.N., has been named chief nursing officer for Mayo Clinic Health System in Southwest Wisconsin.
"I am honored and excited to join Mayo Clinic Health System and the Southwest Wisconsin leadership team," says Archer. "I look forward to partnering with leadership, the nursing team and other care providers to continue providing high-quality care to patients in this region. I'm also looking forward to innovating care delivery and environments of care, and maximizing effectiveness in these challenging times and beyond."
Throughout her nursing career, Archer has cared for patients of all ages. She has been a nursing leader for more than 15 years. In her most recent role, Archer was patient care director for The Mother Baby Center at United Hospital and Children's Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Prior to that, she was the administrative nursing supervisor at M Health Fairview in Minneapolis, where she gained additional experience as a nurse manager, nursing supervisor, charge nurse and staff nurse.
"We are very excited to welcome Lisa to the executive leadership team," says Paul Mueller, M.D., regional vice president, Mayo Clinic Health System in Southwest Wisconsin. "Her thoughtful leadership and dedication to patient care will be a tremendous asset to the nursing practice. Together, we will support regional initiatives, and we will continue the momentum set forward by Jason Fratzke, Ph.D.; Betty Jorgenson; and Sharon Prinsen to carry the Southwest Wisconsin Department of Nursing through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond."
Archer officially succeeds Fratzke, who was chief nursing officer for Mayo Clinic Health System in Southwest Wisconsin from 2017 to April of 2021. Fratzke is now vice chair of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Jorgenson filled the interm role this summer until her recent retirement. Prinsen has since filled that role and will remain interm chief nursing officer until Archer begins next month.
Archer holds a master's degree in nursing–transformational nursing leadership from Augsburg University and a bachelor's degree in nursing from St. Catherine University. She also has an associate's degree in nursing from North Hennepin Community College. She is a candidate for a doctor of nursing practice and an MBA from St. Catherine University, with expected graduation in spring 2022.
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Press ContactRick Thiesse