A team of UW-Green Bay students planning careers in health care finished second and claimed $2,000 in prize money at a statewide competition held Jan. 9 and 10 in Wisconsin Dells. The UW-Green Bay team was one of eight finalists from private and public universities across the state to compete in the Interprofessional Healthcare Case Study Competition. In the assigned case study, a patient recently discharged from a hospital died upon readmission a few days later due to multiple errors in systems, processes, communication and transition of care to the community.
The UW-Green Bay team was made up of students from three different disciplines, with a mix of traditional on-campus residents and online students. Team members were Timothy Zietz (studying biology/psychology/pre-med), Sarah Sodemann (dietetics), and Lydia Ambrosius, Mary Lange and Sheila Hulce-Dittman (RN-to-BSN students in the Professional Program in Nursing). Associate Prof. Janet Reilly of Nursing recruited and mentored the team.
See more on the team and competition, and a photo.