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President and Chief Executive Officer
Peggy Troy is the first female President and CEO of Children’s Wisconsin, the only health system in Wisconsin that is 100 percent dedicated to kids. Under her leadership, the hospital is ranked among the best in the nation by US News & World Report, employs more than 5,000 people throughout the state, and is served by nearly 700 of Wisconsin’s top pediatric providers from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
In her role, Peggy keeps an eye on the horizon, always anticipating and preparing for changes in the dynamic and complex health care landscape. As the visionary leader of a billion-dollar pediatric health system, she is committed to collaborating with individuals and organizations that have the best interest of kids in mind. As a tireless champion and advocate, she is known to roll up her sleeves, offer guidance on tough issues and bring attention to worthwhile causes. She leads by example and is deeply committed to developing talent at all levels, and to mentoring the next generation of leaders.
Peggy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University and a master’s in Nursing from DePaul University in Chicago. While still attending Marquette, Peggy served as a nurse intern at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital (now Children’s Wisconsin) and has been involved in pediatric medicine ever since. Peggy’s talents and passion for children’s health led to progressive leadership roles in both adult and pediatric health systems prior to coming to Children’s in 2009. She is the former chair of the board of the Children’s Hospital Association, a national organization of 220 children’s hospitals that advances child health through innovation in quality, cost and delivery of care. She is frequently invited to speak about pediatric health care policy.
She has been honored with a wide variety of awards including the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Hospital Association, 2018 CEO of the Year by BizTimes, and the 2017 Sacagawea Award from Professional Dimensions.
Peggy is a strong community advocate and volunteers her time to organizations that improve overall health and quality of life. She is a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee and serves on the boards of Zurn Water Solutions Corporation, Marquette University, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, QuadMed, Teach for America and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center.