Bausch Joins WHA Quality Team
Kristin Bausch, RN, BSE, CPDM, has joined the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Quality Department as clinical quality improvement manager.
Bausch has a Bachelor of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders as well as education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and University of Wisconsin-Platteville, respectively. She also holds an associate degree in nursing from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Bausch has completed graduate work toward a Master of Business Administration in health care management and holds a certification in professional disability management. Prior to joining WHA, she case managed home therapy of educational and clinical home peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis of pediatrics and adults.
In addition, Bausch’s experience includes nurse case management as a disability clinical specialist in short- and long-term disability leave and absence with accommodations and modifications, acute-care nursing in medical-surgical, outpatient services, urgent care, emergency department, and pre/post-operative services, post-acute care, long-term care including developmentally disabled and memory care, and home health care. Bausch’s studies and interests have also journeyed into the aesthetic nursing and health industry. Bausch’s personal experience has brought about her passion for specialty cares within the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) community related to pulmonary, neuromuscular, respiratory cares, and advocacy leadership. She volunteers as one of Wisconsin’s Cure SMA chapter leaders, organizing and originating Madison’s Walk-N-Roll, has contributed to advocacy work for the addition of SMA to Wisconsin’s newborn screening, enjoys connecting families and individuals diagnosed with SMA, and serves as a parent ambassador speaker throughout the country.
This story originally appeared in the January 27, 2022 edition of WHA Newsletter