Sustainability Manager at Advocate Aurora Health
Katie Wickman, MS, RN, CIC is the sustainability manager at Advocate Aurora Health in Illinois and Wisconsin. She is a registered nurse with past experience in clinical nursing and infection prevention in a hospital setting. Her education includes a master of science degree in nursing (DePaul University, IL), a bachelor of science degree in biology (St. Norbert College, WI), and certification in infection control. Ms. Wickman has influence in all areas of Advocate’s sustainability program and plays key roles in the development of healthy and sustainable standards and practices at Advocate and among its 70,000 team members. She represents Advocate Aurora Health in several national market transformation groups, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Healthcare Facilities Advisory Board, and the Health Care Climate Council, working to advance health and sustainability throughout the health care sector.
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