Hospitals Name Medication Safety Officer

Jennifer Zimmer Young 

Jennifer Zimmer Young to Lead Initiatives at AMC, Theda Clark

Jennifer Zimmer Young is the new medication safety officer for Appleton Medical Center (AMC) and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. In her new role, she provides guidance and oversight of safe medication practices throughout the medication management process.

Young has been a pharmacy educator at AMC and Theda Clark since 2008. Before joining ThedaCare, she was the drug information and investigational drug clinical specialist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Young received her doctorate degree in pharmacy from Drake University and completed her residency at ThedaCare. She also has a certificate in medical writing and editing from the University of Chicago and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional. Young is a frequent clinical instructor at various pharmacy schools throughout the Midwest.

AMC is a 160-bed acute care hospital that opened in 1958. In addition to general medical and surgical care, services include the Appleton Heart Institute, a fully staffed emergency department, pediatrics, birthing services, a comprehensive cancer center, and ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus, which integrates orthopedics, sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation and other services. Appleton Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the national Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Theda Clark Medical Center is a 166-bed acute care hospital founded in 1909. In addition to general medical and surgical care, specialized services include a birth center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Fox Valley, the region’s only American College of Surgeons Verified Level II Trauma Center, the Aylward Outpatient Surgery Center and ThedaStar Air Medical Helicopter. Theda Clark Medical Center also offers comprehensive neuroscience care and the Theda Clark Stroke Center was the first stroke center in Northeast Wisconsin to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Bariatric Program at Theda Clark, along with Midwest Bariatric Solutions and its surgeons, have jointly received two Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designations by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.