Jodi Wojcik Marshall, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, is the director of the Department of Advanced Practice and Specialty Nursing at UofL Health.
She has been with UofL Health – UofL Hospital since 2000. While in nursing school, she started as a tech before taking her first nursing position in the SICU-9W. In 2007, Jodi graduated with her master’s with an adult APRN focus. She then took a job working with trauma services as a nurse practitioner. In 2018, she was offered a position as the manager of Advanced Practice.
In her role, she supports advanced practice providers (APPs) across the system by having APP focused leadership infrastructure and promoting APP best practices to the full extent of licensure and training. Her role ultimately helps with professional practice development with the hopes of improving satisfaction and recognition of APPs within the organization.
Jodi’s favorite thing about the organization is the familial aspect.
“Our organization is like a big family of people that have the same goals and mission when it comes to caring for the city’s most critically ill patients,” Jodi said.
After being with the organization for more than a decade, she chooses to work here each day because she gets to work in a place that is on the cutting edge of academic medicine and sees the most complex and acutely ill patients.
Continuing to grow UofL Health’s presence in the community as the place to go for the very best and latest care is her goal for the system. She wants to ensure to showcase the APPs that work here and their contribution to making UofL Health the premier health care system in the area.
“Together with the rest of the patient care team members across the organization, we make a difference in the community as the safety net health care system.”
In her role, Jodi provides compassionate, innovative and patient-centered care to her patients daily. By supporting the APPs in our system and giving them the tools, they need they are also able to live out the UofL Health mission in the care they provide.
Advanced practice providers are an essential part of the health care system. UofL Health could not function day-to-day without the APPs that care for patients in the intensive care units, emergency departments or operating rooms. These providers also deliver babies and provide care in urgent care and primary care offices.
The first inaugural APP week is coming up starting Oct. 10. We are one of the first organizations to participate in this recognition week. This event will allow an opportunity for more than 70 organizations and 60,000 APPs to participate and come together to celebrate across all disciplines. If you are an APP, Jodi is your point of contact for support.
When she is not working hard to ensure the best acute care for our patients, she raises chickens as a hobby. She enjoys it because they are much fun to watch. Jodi is also an avid reader, so it’s hard to have a favorite pick. Recently, she read “The Paper Palace” by Miranda Heller, which has been the best new selection to her so far.
If she could instantly learn any skill, she would want to be able to expertly sail about and impress her husband.
A piece of wisdom she reflects over often is “you catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar.” Her grandmother always said that, and it now goes through her mind often.
If you see Jodi, be sure to stop and say “Hello”! If you also share a liking for Indian food, ask for a suggestion or invite her out for a lunch date over naan.