Teresa Neely

Senior Vice President, Chief Ambulatory Officer, University of Wisconsin and Hospital Clinics

Teresa Neely is the Senior Vice President, Chief Ambulatory Officer at UW Health. She leads the strategic vision and leadership for the operational, financial, and human resource functions for UW Health Ambulatory Clinics, including primary care, specialty care, and behavioral health with a focus on enhancing patient-and family-centered care, improving access, lowering cost through process improvement and variation reduction. She is instrumental in developing ambulatory practice standards, operational dashboards, and telehealth services at UW Health.

Current areas of responsibility include Joint Operating Ventures, Madison Surgery Center, Inc., Transformations Surgery Center, Inc., Generations Fertility Care, Inc., and Wisconsin Sleep, Inc. Teresa provides oversight of the Telestroke and eICU programs along with digital health services across UW Health. She is also the executive lead for access across the ambulatory enterprise including centralized access center functions. She has been instrumental in developing ambulatory practice standards across the enterprise, developing operational dashboards to improve access and drive performance, and to grow and develop Telehealth services to enhance the care delivery system at UW Health.

She is a member of the UW Health Senior Leadership Council and serves on a variety of operational and strategic committees along with serving on several Boards, including Chartwell Wisconsin Enterprises, LLC, and Program for Advanced Cell Therapy Advisory Board.

She previously served as Chief Operating Officer for The University of Kansas Physicians, managing the clinical, IS, financial, and operational performance of the largest multi-specialty organization in Kansas City. There she led the implementation of the Electronic Health Record across the ambulatory enterprise, as well as other major operational improvements including primary care and specialty care redesign. She was the administrative lead for The University of Kansas Physicians Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for several primary care practices and NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition for Internal Medicine Specialists.