|WOMEN AT WORK|
|Pearl Chang Esau|
|Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph. D.|
|Tania Torres Marquez|
As Vice President of Patient Care Services, Dee is the senior executive responsible for the implementation of programs and services for the care of patients at Western. Dee’s position has overall responsibility for assuring high quality, safe nursing care delivered to patients in accordance to the hospital’s mission and the Mother Standard® of care.
Our goal is to continue strengthening our reputation within the healthcare industry through education and advanced certifications, allowing us to provide the best care to our patients and reach even more people with our message of healing and hope.
Dee joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in November 2011 after serving as the Chief Nursing Officer for Paradise Valley Hospital. She has held a number of leadership positions, including Director of Surgical and Oncology Care at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Ministry Health Care. Dee graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and earned her Master of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. Among her many professional accomplishments, Dee established and implemented all inpatient clinical departments/programs in the first all-digital hospital in the state of Wisconsin, as well as led Paradise Valley Hospital to be ranked as the number one acute care hospital in 2011.
Under Dee’s leadership, CTCA® at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) was recently recognized by The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) with their 2013 ONS Employer Recognition Award. This national award recognized Western’s exemplary support for registered nurses working in oncology, and underscores the devotion that their nursing team has in delivering safe, quality, compassionate cancer care to every patient they see.
Dee maintains her nursing executive board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, has earned a certificate as a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, and certification in quality through the National Association for Healthcare Quality. Dee holds memberships in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.