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Dr. O’Malley honored as notable health care hero in BizTimes

01/20/21 11:47:am

omalley2.jpgPatrick O’Malley, DO, medical director of primary care for southeast Wisconsin, was recently featured as a health care hero in an article on Milwaukee BizTimes.

Dr. O’Malley was chosen for his extraordinary commitment during the pandemic. In the early days of the pandemic, Dr. O’Malley was critical in his work not only on the Oconomowoc campus, but system-wide with his contributions to protocols, flow charts, and policies. For a time, he even resided at the Oconomowoc campus in order to provide around-the-clock care.

Jerry Halverson, MD, chief medical officer, and Kim Effertz, chief operating officer of southeast Wisconsin, were both quoted in the article, praising Dr. O’Malley’s dedication to our patients.

In response to receiving the recognition from BizTimes, Dr. O’Malley says that he wants to thank Rogers leadership for understanding the need and responsibility to address both the COVID-19 pandemic and simultaneous mental health crisis. He also wished to express his gratitude to the entire Rogers team for their efforts.

“We have so many heroes that know they are never going to get any fancy recognition but show up every day and do their job,” Dr. O’Malley says. “Each staff member brings a unique experience and expertise. They allow themselves to fit into the team, making it better, without the daily praises or visibility. They challenge themselves to continue doing a great job despite the ongoing fatigue and sometimes anxiety they face while combatting these two crises. I am very proud to be a member of the Rogers team!”

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