Fox Valley Technical College Foundation
ThedaCare | Appleton
Laura Reed joined ThedaCare in October 2015. She is the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) and Chief Operating Officer for ThedaCare Health System. Immediately prior to that she served as the CNE for University of Minnesota Health (a collaboration between the University of Minnesota Medical Center, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and the University of Minnesota Physicians Clinics). She has worked in a wide range of nursing roles in academic and community settings, beginning as a front-line nurse, advancing to nurse manager and then into senior leadership positions. Before joining UMN Health, Laura was the Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Laura has extensive leadership experience, both in nursing and organizational effectiveness in academic and community/rural settings having spent 28 years at the University of Iowa and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She holds both a Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration degrees, from the University of Iowa and she is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.