(Oconomowoc, Wis.) A veteran in psychiatric nursing in southeastern Wisconsin, Pauline R. Maclean, RN, MSN, joins the management team as director of nursing at Rogers Memorial Hospital in West Allis.
Maclean plans, coordinates and leads nursing services at Rogers’ Milwaukee campus. In addition, she serves as a liaison to other departments and collaborates on clinical issues within the professional staff and the community, manages care for patients ranging in age from four to geriatric and functions clinically on the inpatient unit as needed. She also assists with patient care issues as they arise.
Rogers’ Vice President of Operations T. Orvin Fillman, DrPH, MHA, said, “What stands out to me is that Pauline’s entire professional career has been devoted to just psychiatric services. She possesses a passion for quality care and is a skilled leader.”
With more than 40 years of administrative and mental health nursing experience, Maclean has a broad scope of expertise, overseeing and providing clinical management for inpatient and outpatient recovery-based treatment programs of different durations for all ages. Positions have included nursing leadership roles in Racine and Milwaukee County. Additionally, she currently serves as faculty for the Marquette University College of Nursing in Milwaukee, where she is responsible for providing mental health education and supervision to undergraduate nursing students.
“I’ve worked in both the private and public sectors, and that experience offers a good background for a mental health system like Rogers where I will interact with all kinds of people,” Maclean said. “I’m excited to be part of a dynamic organization and interdisciplinary team that is dedicated to evidence-based mental health care. Working with Rogers is consistent with my passion and belief that people with mental illnesses deserve the highest quality care. By creating therapeutic relationships with patients, we can help them develop skills that lead to a productive, satisfying life.”
Maclean received her undergraduate degree at Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s in nursing administration at the Medical College of Wisconsin. A member of the American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Maclean says providers need to partner with patients on their journey to recovery. “Mental illness is treatable,” she added. “By reducing stigma and partnering with our patients, we can develop a treatment plan that leads to recovery.”