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Dr. Pamela White to receive Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Pamela White has been chief nursing officer for Mayo Clinic Health System Northwest Wisconsin since 2012, working collaboratively with physicians and operations colleagues to maintain a regional practice consisting of five hospitals, 14 ambulatory clinics, and a home health and hospice program. She leads more than 2,400 individuals within the nursing department across the region.

White has served in leadership roles on the Wisconsin Board of Nursing and the Wisconsin Hospital Association board.

“I have had many proud moments as a leader, yet nothing is even close to the pride of leading and working alongside thousands of staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years,” White says. “These staff have continuously given back to the ongoing patient care needs in our region and I am proud to be a part of that team.”

White advises UW-Eau Claire graduates to be patient, yet persistent, as they figure out their purpose in life.

“It will happen in time,” White says. “Be attentive and learn from those around you. Timing is everything, and your current challenges can turn into future opportunities and success. This will all help to shape your future.”

“Be confident in everything you learned at UWEC. Your education is well grounded in principles and concepts that will be the foundation of your ongoing success and future learning.”

Pamela White, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 1982 and her Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 1989.

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