Clinical Excellence

UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is recognized in the state and throughout the world. For the tenth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW...
In 2001, UW Health endocrinology nurse Ruth Diaz de Leon, NP, began managing blood glucose levels for a handful of hospitalized patients with diabetes on the cardiology, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery services at University Hospital. She was the first clinician to staff the UW Health Diabetes Management Service (DMS)...
Alan Bridges, MD, professor and interim division chief, Rheumatology, senior vice chair, Department of Medicine, and chief of staff at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, has won the prestigious Veterans Health Administration (VHA) John D. Chase Award for Executive Excellence in Health Care. This award recognizes sustained executive...
UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is unmatched in the state and recognized throughout the world. For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and...
Alan Bridges, MD, professor (CHS), Rheumatology, senior vice chair, Department of Medicine, and chief of staff at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, is an expert advisor on post–COVID-19 operations at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)—at both the national and regional levels. In late April, Dr. Bridges was invited...
Caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges. While patients continue to require care—both COVID- and non-COVID-related—the need to support social distancing and ensure patient safety is critical. In recent months, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty have worked closely with UW Health and partners to develop...
The past few years have seen rapid and transformative developments in the field of clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Disruptive technologies include the development and launch of new cardiac ablation technologies for invasive treatment of atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, as well as novel cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) for managing patients with...
Recently, the medical advancement group at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association sent a mailing to patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. It offered patients the opportunity to honor their physician through a philanthropic gift or a thank-you message. Gifts received will be used to...
Recently, UW Health offered an opportunity for people to submit notes of gratitude to their physician in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. One hundred thirty-five Department of Medicine physicians across all divisions received messages. We’re proud to share excerpts of some of them here. Allergy, Pulmonary...
The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is honored to welcome Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF, pictured above, as the George R. and Elaine Love Professor and its ninth chair. Dr. Schnapp joined the department on March 1, 2020, after serving as a professor and chief of the Division of...