Providers, Clinic Teams Receive 2019 UW Health Patient and Family Experience Awards

Each year, UW Health honors the physicians, advanced practice providers (APPs) and clinic teams who have achieved the highest level of exemplary communication skills as recognized by their ambulatory patients through survey feedback/data.

Department of Medicine faculty members, affiliated APPs, and clinic teams led by Department of Medicine faculty who received 2019 UW Health Patient and Family Experience Awards are listed below.

Provider Champions

The winners of this award, based on 2018 survey data, scored in the top 10 percent within their UW Health medical school department for the item Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment. To qualify, providers had to receive at least 30 responses and score in the top quartile within their specialty in the national Press Ganey database.

  • Eva Allen, NP – Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Howard Bailey, MD – Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Christie Bartels, MD – Rheumatology
  • Mark Burkard, MD, PhD – Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Natalie Callander, MD – Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • David Ciske, MD – General Internal Medicine
  • Arjang (Aji) Djamali, MD – Nephrology
  • Diane Elson, MD – Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Christopher Fletcher, MD – Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Nancy Fuller, MD – General Internal Medicine
  • Karen Huseby-Moore, NP – Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Maryl Johnson, MD, FACC – Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Lisa Kaufman, MD – General Internal Medicine
  • Vaishalee Kenkre, MD – Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Kristin Lewicki, MD, FACP – General Internal Medicine
  • Kristen Panther, NP – General Internal Medicine
  • Thomas Puchner, MD – Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Christine Seibert, MD, FACP – General Internal Medicine
  • Jeremy Smith, MD, FACP – General Internal Medicine
  • Johanna Streyle, MD – General Internal Medicine
  • Anne Traynor, MD – Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Trowbridge, MD – General Internal Medicine
  • Jennifer Wright, MD – Cardiovascular Medicine

Team Awards

The winners of this award, based on 2018 survey data, scored in the top 10 percent of UW Health Primary or Specialty Care clinics for the item How well staff worked together to care for you.

  • Cardio Congenital, University Hospital (Jessica Gross, clinic manager; Anne O’Connor, MD, medical director)
  • Endocrinology, The American Center (Michelle Schroeder, clinic manager; Michael Garren, MD, medical director)
  • West Towne (Holly Halberslaben, clinic manager; Ann Schmidt, MD, medical director)
  • Women’s Health, West (Holly Halberslaben, clinic manager; Nancy Fuller, MD, medical director)