Maribeth Hetherington Receives UWGB’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award

Maribeth Hetherington, recently retired chief change officer and former interim director of clinic operations at Door County Medical Center, has been named the 2016 recipient of UW-Green Bay’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award. Hetherington was a 1986 graduate of the University’s Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN) completion program.

Hetherington was presented the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award at a recognition gathering at Door County Medical Center on Oct. 20 by UW-Green Bay’s chair of Nursing, Prof. Christine Vandenhouten, and manager of student outreach and alumni relations, Jan Malchow.

“I have had the pleasure of working in many diverse and rewarding roles as a nurse in a long and successful career, and have been grateful for the opportunities the nursing profession has offered me in my life,” Hetherington said. “UWGB was integral in my journey and I will forever be thankful for having the opportunity to complete my BSN there.”

She developed and implemented a restructured supervisory leadership model during her tenure at DCMC and was featured early this year in the American Healthcare Leader magazine article on “Schooling Healthcare” which described her innovative leadership methods designed to empower employees. For more information visit

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