Laura Nelson, MD, MBA, Joins Prevea Health as Vice President and CMO

May 28, 2015, 22:46 ET from Prevea Health

GREEN BAY, Wis., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevea Health announced today the addition of Laura Nelson, MD, MBA, as the organization's new Vice President and Chief Medical Officer—Northern Division.

In her role, Dr. Nelson will work with associate medical directors, department chairs, physicians and senior managers to guide patient care and policy direction. She will provide the strategic support needed to ensure a quality of care that meets and exceeds patient expectations.

"Dr. Nelson has a deep understanding of health care in Wisconsin, and has cared for our state throughout her entire career," said Prevea Health President and CEO, Dr. Ashok Rai. "She brings with her an exceptional level of experience as a physician executive, along with diverse patient care experience in both the outpatient and hospital settings."

Prior to joining Prevea Health, Dr. Nelson spent 21 years with Marshfield Clinic where she served in a variety of roles, most recently as Marshfield's Chief Medical Officer. She began her career in a clinical setting and has since spent 17 years in health care leadership throughout central and northern Wisconsin.

"Prevea Health has an excellent reputation throughout Wisconsin," said Dr. Nelson. "The organizational culture and the clinic's commitment to the patient experience—the way they treat everyone like members of a family—is what drew me to Prevea.  I'm excited to start the next phase of my career with such an incredible organization."

Dr. Nelson's primary office will be located in Green Bay, but she will serve communities throughout Northeast Wisconsin extending as far north as Marinette. She will officially join Prevea Health in late July, and will succeed Dr. Karla Roth, who recently returned to her clinical practice caring for Family Medicine patients at the Prevea East De Pere Health Center. Visit for more information about communities served and services offered by Prevea Health.

Prevea Health's mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Visit for more information.

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