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Donna Katen-Ba­hen­sky is re­tir­ing as CEO of Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin Hos­pi­tal and Clin­ics, Madi­son, effective Sept. 1.

Katen-Ba­hen­sky has led UW Hos­pi­tal and Clin­ics since 2008. Be­fore then, she was CEO of Univer­sity of Iowa Hos­pi­tals and Clin­ics, Iowa City, and COO of Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth Univer­sity Health Sys­tem, Rich­mond.

Ron Sli­win­ski will serve as in­terim CEO. Sli­win­ski has been with the aca­demic med­i­cal cen­ter since 2009, most re­cently serv­ing as COO. Even­tu­ally, the CEO po­si­tion for UW Hos­pi­tal and Clin­ics will be elim­i­nated as UW Health re­struc­tures its hos­pi­tal and physi­cian di­vi­sions. Dr. Herbert Cush­ing has been named chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer at Tem­ple Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal in Philadel­phia.

Pre­vi­ously, he was CMO of In­di­ana Univer­sity Health Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal in In­di­anapo­lis and as­so­ciate dean of stu­dent af­fairs at the IU School of Medicine. He also was med­i­cal direc­tor for IU Health Physi­cians, one of the largest physi­cian groups in In­di­ana.

Cush­ing, 57, is board cer­ti­fied in in­ter­nal medicine and in­fec­tious dis­eases.


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