Chris Kowalkiewicz, MBA, BSN, RN, Executive Director of Nursing & Clinical Operations, Froedtert Community Hospital

On September 13, we are proud to host speaker Chris Kowalkiewicz from Froedtert Community Hospital. 

Chris Kowalkiewicz began his healthcare career in 2000 as a nursing assistant at a nursing home in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He then moved to Milwaukee to continue his education in 2001. Chris received an associate degree in nursing from Milwaukee Area Technical College, a bachelor degree of science in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing, and a master of business administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

Chris has worked in clinical and leadership positions in medical-surgical hospital units, radiation oncology, Gamma Knife, inpatient oncology, vascular access, urgent care, palliative care, pulmonary medicine, and primary care.

Chris has a passion for compassionate, patient-centered care, with a particular interest in process improvement and leadership in healthcare.

Chris is currently the Executive Director of Nursing & Clinical Operations for Froedtert Community Hospital. Froedtert Community Hospital has locations in Mequon, New Berlin, Oak Creek, and Pewaukee, providing emergency department and inpatient services in efficient, patient- centered, local hospital settings.

When not working, Chris enjoys spending time with his two boys, Ian and Eli, and their two dogs and two cats. Chris enjoys the outdoors and can often be found kayaking, hiking, fishing, boating, biking, snowboarding, or ice fishing near his home in Whitewater, Wisconsin.