BRMH Selects Smith and Schweitzer to Serve in an Executive Capacity

Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) is excited to announce the advancement of two highly qualified and deeply committed employees – Julia Smith and Nicole Schweitzer. Julia Smith, who has been with BRMH since 2020, has been selected as the new Executive Director of Patient Care Services. Nicole Schweitzer, a member of the BRMH team for 26 years, will also be serving the organization in a new capacity as the Executive Director of Provider and Clinical Services.


Julia Smith holds a Master’s degree in Nursing, with a specialization in Nurse Education, from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She began her BRMH journey during the challenging times of the pandemic, joining as the Infection Prevention & Quality Registered Nurse (RN). Her leadership during this critical period demonstrated her ability to navigate complex situations and prioritize the health of the community. Her outstanding performance led to her subsequent roles as the Interim Director of Nursing Services in conjunction with the Director of Quality and Risk Management. With a solid foundation in critical care as an ICU nurse and experience as a college instructor, hospital float RN, and end-of-life care RN, Julia brings a diverse range of expertise into her new position. In Smith’s new role as Executive Director of Patient Care Services, she will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of patient care and ensuring the delivery of compassionate and high-quality services. 


Nicole Schweitzer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy as well as an Executive Master of Business Administration, both obtained from UW-Madison. In 2022, she also earned a Master of Arts in Servant Leadership from Viterbo University. Schweitzer embarked on her journey at BRMH as an occupational therapy clinician within the rehabilitation department. In this role, she had the privilege of caring for numerous patients and their families during their recovery from illnesses and injuries. Schweitzer then advanced into the position of Rehabilitation Director, where she served for 20 years. During this tenure, she assumed various leadership responsibilities at both local and state levels, fostering valuable experiences, extensive networks, and strong professional relationships – all crucial components as she assists BRMH to fulfill its mission and vision of advancing a healthier community by providing excellent care, close to home. In November of 2022, Schweitzer’s remarkable performance led to her promotion to the Senior Director of Ancillary and Support Services. Recognizing her proven track record of success, commitment to leadership, and unwavering dedication to BRMH and its patients, she was further promoted to her current role as the Executive Director of Provider and Clinical Services. In her new role, Schweitzer will oversee the operations of the Black River Healthcare Clinic, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, nutrition services, and pharmacy while also managing provider relations.  

“Julia and Nicole’s promotions are a testament to their exceptional skills, extensive experience, and steadfast commitment to the health and well-being of our community,” expressed Carl Selvick, President and CEO of BRMH. “I look forward to witnessing the achievements they will accomplish and the difference they will make in their new capacities.”

To learn more about BRMH’s full leadership team, including Julia and Nicole, please click HERE

Julia Smith

Executive Director of Patient Care Services

Nicole Schweitzer

Executive Director of Provider and Clinical Services

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