Dr. Wetterneck is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. She is an affiliate faculty member in the university’s department of industrial and systems engineering and a faculty researcher at the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement. Named a senior fellow by SHM in 2012, she is a member of the society’s career satisfaction and work-life survey team and a quality-improvement (QI) mentor for the SHM-sponsored medication reconciliation QI study (MARQUIS), which is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Undergraduate education: University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Notable: In 2012, Dr. Wetterneck won the AMA’s Women Physicians Congress Physician Mentor Recognition Program Award. As president of the Wisconsin Medical Society, she advocates for hospitalists in AMA meetings; her current goal is to pass a resolution that focuses on care reimbursements for hospitalists. Because of her quality and safety expertise and focus on human specialized engineering, she has created a quality and safety curriculum for third- and fourth-year medical students and developed methods to proactively design hospitalist programs that prevent burnout.
FYI: Her love of dolls while growing up has inspired Dr. Wetterneck to collect all types of Raggedy Ann and Andy memorabilia.
Quotable: “The fact that SHM recognizes hospitalists is important because it recognizes those who want to stay in hospital medicine and give back to their profession.” TH