Advanced Practice Providers

Loyda Braithwaite, APP

Unlocking access to timely care

Advanced practice clinicians, including the nearly 600 nurse practitioners and physician assistants at UW Health, play an essential role in helping unlock access to care for patients in a timely manner. Oncology nurse practitioner Loyda Braithwaite brings a special passion for opening more pathways to care for minority patients. She also appreciates the importance of seeing the patient as a whole person by supporting their physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.

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(779) 696-7070 

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Julia Zimmerman 
Vice President 
SwedishAmerican & Regional Development 
jzimmerman@swedishamerican.org 

Jessica Marquez 
Manager  
Physician Resource Center 
jmarquez@swedishamerican.org 

Top-shelf care with a tender hand

The care you give may help save someone’s life; your compassion will forever touch their heart. You’ll care for patients with highly complex needs, as well as others with more routine conditions. Few healthcare settings in the region offer such variety — all within the stimulating environment of an academic medical center.

Collaboration that lets you excel

APPs at UW Health are critical to providing high-quality patient- and family-centered care. Our APPs practice at the top of their license in primary and specialty-care settings and are involved in decision making at all levels.

Your voice is heard

Through our Advanced Practice Provider Advisory Council, UW Health APPs help shape policy parameters regarding professional advocacy, provider wellness, communication strategies and other workplace matters.

Benefits at a glance

A benefits package that’s hard to beat

Our vision is to build the best APP workforce in the nation, excelling in patient care, patient education and health care research. Accordingly, we offer a benefits package that stacks up among the best in the region.

Work-life balance

Your life is more than your work. Our full-time and part-time positions allow for scheduling flexibility that aligns with an optimal work/life balance. Employees also may join our Advanced Practice Provider Advisory Council, which seeks to continually enhance the workplace culture.

Home to top-performing hospitals

UW Health is home to top performing hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois, including University Hospital in Madison, which has been ranked Wisconsin’s No. 1 hospital for 10 straight years by U.S. News & World Report. Our American Family Children’s Hospital is a regional leader in pediatric special care, while in Rockford, our SwedishAmerican Hospital is a leading regional hospital known for high performance in many specialties including cardiology, cancer care and orthopedics.

Pay and benefits

Your Total Rewards, which combines salary and benefits, is a highly competitive package that few can match. Our health insurance and retirement programs are the envy of many, and our employee health and wellbeing options help you be at your best as a UW Health caregiver.

Professional development opportunities

UW Health encourages APPs to participate in research, educational programs, article publications and poster presentations. Our APPs deliver grand rounds to faculty physicians, nurses and other APPs. Our employees lecture in the UW-Madison School of Nursing and Physician Assistant program and serve as affiliate and/or permanent faculty.

Volunteer opportunities

You will have opportunities to participate in volunteer activities, provide preceptors for APP students and work with medical mission groups.

Experience advanced medicine

At UW Health, you’ll be part of a leading academic medical center — gaining clinical experience by caring for more complex patients. Our array of medical specialties spans everything from trauma to transplant. Research protocols give our patients access to the latest “bench-to-bedside” medical advances.

Embracing diversity

UW Health embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce as an essential way to provide the best care for our patients. We strive to fight racism in all places — not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us better serve patients from all communities.