Mayo Clinic health system in southwestern Wisconsin appoints new chief of nursing


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WEAU) – Lisa Archer, RN, is appointed Chief Nurse of the Mayo Clinic Health System in southwestern Wisconsin.

“I am honored and thrilled to join the Mayo Clinic Health System and the Southwestern Wisconsin leadership team,” said Archer. “I look forward to working in partnership with management, the nursing team and other care providers to continue to provide high quality patient care in this region. I also look forward to innovating in care delivery and care environments, and to maximizing efficiency in these challenging times and beyond.

According to a statement from the Mayo Clinic Health System, throughout her nursing career, Archer has cared for patients of all ages. She has been a nurse leader for over 15 years. In his most recent role, Archer was Director of Patient Care for the Mother Baby Center at United Hospital and Children’s Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Previously, she was the Nursing Administrative Supervisor at M Health Fairview in Minneapolis.

Archer officially succeeds Fratzke, who was the chief nurse for the Mayo Clinic health system in southwestern Wisconsin from 2017 to April 2021. Fratzke is now vice president of nursing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Jorgenson held the interim position this summer until his recent retirement. Prinsen has since filled that role and will remain Acting Chief Nurse until Archer begins next month.

Archer holds a Master of Arts in Nursing – Transformational Leadership in Nursing from the University of Augsburg and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Catherine University. She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from North Hennepin Community College. She is a candidate for a doctorate in nursing practice and an MBA from Université Sainte-Catherine, which is expected to graduate in the spring of 2022.

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