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New Gundersen Boscobel administrator: Helping others 'is my calling and purpose'

New Gundersen Boscobel administrator: Helping others 'is my calling and purpose'
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Theresa Braudt, MSN, RN

Gundersen Boscobel Administrator Theresa Braudt, MSN, RN

As a Boscobel native and employee at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics for 16 years, Theresa Braudt, MSN, RN, knows the importance of community and sticking together during difficult times.

"For me, helping others is my calling and my purpose. It has been rewarding to see how far our organization has come over the years, evolving clinically and culturally to meet the changing healthcare needs of our patients," the new administrator at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics said.

Braudt started her career in healthcare at what is now Grant Regional Health Center registering patients on the financial side, but soon felt a calling to direct patient care. While working as a CNA, she studied to become a nurse. Braudt was eventually drawn home and to Gundersen Boscobel, serving as a charge nurse, director of Cardio-Pulmonary Services and, most recently, as assistant administrator of Patient Care Services, along with serving as interim administrator.

"We are confident that Theresa's clinical experience as a registered nurse and long-term leader in Boscobel, along with her passion for providing quality patient care close to home, make her an excellent fit for the role," said Kraig Schuster, vice president, Gundersen Critical Access Hospitals and Associated Clinics.

Braudt is leading local coronavirus disease 2019 response and preparedness efforts at Gundersen Boscobel.

"Our staff has risen to the occasion during this unprecedented time," she said. "Our community needs us now more than ever. We have and will continue to implement the necessary precautions and adjust care delivery to ensure we are mitigating any potential risk to our staff, patients and community members. We remain committed to ensuring Gundersen Boscobel is prepared to provide the best possible care for all our patients amid this fluid situation."

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