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Scott Turner

Chief Operating Officer, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Executive Vice President, Children's Hospital and Health System

Scott Turner serves as chief operating officer for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the state’s only health system dedicated 100% to kids and teens. He also serves as executive vice president for Children’s Hospital and Health System.


In his role, Scott provides oversight for Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospital operations as well as our specialty clinic locations throughout the state. Always focused on Children’s belief that kids deserve the best, he also oversees Children’s Research Institute and provides strategic guidance throughout the Children’s system, including identifying sustainable ways Children’s can continue to deliver the highest quality care in the evolving health care environment.


Prior to joining Children’s in 2018, Scott was executive director for University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, and chief operating officer for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was responsible for ensuring operational effectiveness and working with physicians and staff to achieve targeted goals in quality, safety and patient experience. His accomplishments include leading the design, construction and operational transition for a new children’s hospital that opened in early 2017.


Prior to that, he worked at Oregon Health & Science University where he served as the associate hospital administrator with responsibility for inpatient, outpatient and support services, and as the administrator for the Department of Pediatrics with responsibility for the strategic plan, operating budget and goals, and administrative functions.


Scott earned a master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon.