Susan Baade Song

Program Officer, Patient Care


Susan is a program officer in the foundation’s patient care program

Susan Baade Song


As a program officer in the patient care program, Susan focuses on efforts to advance nursing leadership and innovation. In her role, she also manages standalone projects to improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. During her time at the foundation, she has supported grantmaking aimed at improving care in intensive care units, increasing patient and family engagement in health care, equipping family caregivers with needed support, and improving quality and patient safety in the community.

Before joining the foundation, Susan was the program manager for the Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders program at the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco. She also held positions at the National Association of Community Health Centers, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Susan received a B.A. in political science and art history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an M.P.H. in health policy from the George Washington University.


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