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Several team members recognized for outstanding accomplishments

12/13/22 03:30:pm

Dr. Kelly Piacsek honored as Health Care Hero by BizTimes Media

Piacsek.jpgKelly Piacsek, PhD, vice president, Research, was named a Notable Hero in Health Care by BizTimes Media. She was featured in the December 12, 2022 issue of BizTimes Milwaukee, which celebrated 26 heroes from Southeast Wisconsin who were chosen for the third annual list.

Dr. Piacsek was selected for her leadership of Rogers Research Center, which is building on more than a century of experience in evidence-based clinical practice at Rogers. In doing so, Rogers is transforming the treatment and understanding of mental health.

“Because of Dr. Piacsek’s experience and passion for innovation, Rogers has been able to expand research to include groundbreaking, prospective studies aimed at accelerating its learning and delivering measurable improvements to mental health treatment practices,” wrote Brad Riemann, PhD, president, Philanthropy, Research, and Clinical Care, in the nomination.

The Research Center currently has 60 active studies, many of which involve national academic and clinical partners, including University of California-San Francisco, Harvard University, and Baylor University.

The Research Center has also published 33 studies to date in 2022 on topics including the examination of symptoms of OCD and sleep disturbances, co-occurring OCD and post-traumatic stress disorder, telehealth, and the economic burden of rare diseases.

“I’m so grateful for this recognition for the Research Center,” Dr. Piacsek says. “I know how hard all Rogers employees work, especially our clinicians and hospital teams who make the real magic happen for our patients, so I’m grateful for this, knowing that the ultimate goal is so much bigger than the success of the Research Center.”

Dr. Chad Wetterneck receives the Champions of Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions Award

Wetterneck ABCT award.jpgChad Wetterneck, PhD, clinical director, Trauma Recovery, recently received the Champions of Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions Award from the Association for Behavioral Cognitive Therapies.

The award recognizes outstanding individuals who have shown exceptional dedication, influence, and social impact through the promotion of evidence-based psychological interventions, and translate the impact of research into community health and well-being beyond the scope of typical research and clinical job requirements.

Dr. Wetterneck received the award during the annual ABCT Convention.

“ABCT is the largest CBT-based organization in the world, so I feel quite honored for having been nominated and receiving the award,” Dr. Wetterneck says.

Anne Ballentine recognized as a chief marketing officer of the year

Anne group shot.jpgAnne Ballentine, vice president, Marketing and Communications, was selected as a Chief Marketing Officer of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal. She and the other C-Suite Stars Award recipients were celebrated at an event at The Pfister Hotel on December 8.

Anne received the recognition in part for her leadership during the pandemic in communicating with patients, community, and employees about Rogers Connect Care.

“It was humbling to be nominated and selected, and I’m grateful for the chance to shine a spotlight on the excellent treatment that Rogers provides. I also appreciate all the opportunities I’ve been given at Rogers and along my career,” Anne shares.

Read more about Anne and her recognition in the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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