Keeping Patients Front and Center: Carolyn Wilson, BSN ‘95/CON

Friday, May 20, 2016
As executive vice president and COO of Beaumont Health, Carolyn Wilson, BSN ’95/CON, is a firm believer that health care is a team sport.

“Nursing has helped me tremendously in terms of being a team member, and my experience at Rush solidified the interdependence on the interprofessional team,” said Wilson. “I use all the team-oriented skills I learned every day in my career.”

In her recently appointed role at the Michigan-based health system, Wilson ensures systematic, coordinated operations and patient care across Beaumont Health’s eight hospitals, helping the organization to deliver on its mission of providing
compassionate, extraordinary care every day.

Before her current role, Wilson served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, an award-winning nonprofit health care system, where she oversaw operations of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, community hospitals and specialty clinics, shared clinical services, system facility services, home care,
long-term care and hospice.

“Rush’s focus on patient centeredness has remained a key tenant for my career,” Wilson said. “When all decisions are made from a patient or community perspective, the best and right choices are made.