• Marilyn Follen

  • Coordinator-Advance Care Planning

    • Quality Improvement
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. RL4 Marshfield, WI 54449


MSN, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
BSN, Viterbo College, LaCrosse

Work Experience

1988 to 1996:
Clinical Research Studies Manager / Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield
1984 to 1988:
Head Nurse / Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
1980 to 1984:
Head Nurse / Obstetrics, Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
1977 to 1980:
Maternal Nurse Practitioner, Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
1975 to 1977:
Staff Nurse / Obstetrics, Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
2004 to Present:
Administrator / Quality Improvement and Care Management, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
2001 to 2004:
Administrator / Business and Community Health Services, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
1998 to 2001:
Assistant Director / Business and Community Services, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
1996 to 1998:
Project Manager / Department of Proactive Health Services & Manager of the Health Screening Unit, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield

Select Publications

  • Follen MA, Johnson D, Kronenwetter SM. Nurses share their experience in the SUPPORT study. American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights Communique Spring. 1996;5(1):3-6.
  • Layde PM, Broste SK, Desbiens NA, Follen MA, Lynn J, Reding DJ, Vidaillet HJ. Generalizability of clinical studies conducted at tertiary care medical centers: a population-based analysis. J Clin Epidemiol. 1996 Aug;49(8):835-841.
    PubMed ID: 8699201
  • Puopolo AL, Kennard MJ, Mallatratt L, Follen MA, Desbiens NA, Conners AF, Califf RM, Walzer J, Soukup JM, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Image J Nurs Sch. 1997;29(3):229-235.
    PubMed ID: 9378477
  • Nordstrom DL, Layde PM, Olson KA, Stueland DT, Follen MA, Brand L. Fall-related occupational injuries on farms. Am J Ind Med. 1996 May;29(5):509-515.
    PubMed ID: 8732925
  • Stueland DT, Nordstrom DL, Layde PM, Follen MA, Olson KA, Brand L, Gunderson PD. Case control study of agricultrual injuries to older farmers in central Wisconsin. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1996 Apr;44(4):475-476.
    PubMed ID: 8636605
  • Hiltunen EF, Puopolo AL, Marks GK, Marsden C, Kennard MJ, Follen MA, Phillips RS. The nurse's role in end-of-life treatment discussions: preliminary report from the SUPPORT Project. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 1995 Apr;9(3):68-77.
    PubMed ID: 7782815
  • Desbiens NA, Broste SK, Follen MA, Layde PM. A population-based study of the prevalence and outcome of serious illnesses in adults. J Clin Epidemiol. 1990;43(Suppl):99S-102S.
    PubMed ID: 2254802
  • Nordstrom DL, Layde PM, Olson KA, Stueland DT, Brand L, Follen MA. Incidence of farm-work-related acute injury in a defined population. Am J Ind Med. 1995 Oct;28(4):551-564.
    PubMed ID: 8533795
  • Kennard MJ, Speroff T, Puopolo AL, Follen MA, Mallatratt L, Phillips RB, Desbiens NA, Califf RM, Connors AF. Participation of nurses in decision making for seriously ill adults. Clin Nurs Res. 1996 May;5(2):199-219.
    PubMed ID: 8704666
  • Young NB, Stueland DT, Berg B, Follen MA, Wittman LM. Surveillance of riding and non-riding equestrian injuries at a rural medical center. APHA 124th Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, November 17 - 21, 1996. Abstract.. 1996;
  • Young NB, Stueland DT, Lee BC, Gunderson PD, Follen MA. Equestrian injuries: surveillance at a rural medical center. APHA 123rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 29 - November 2, 1995. Abstract.. 1995;
  • Follen MA, Castaneda R, Mikelson MA, Johnson DJ, Wilson A, Higuchi K. Implementing health information technology to improve the process of health care delivery: a case study. Dis Manag. 2007 Aug;10(4):208-215.
    PubMed ID: 17718659
  • Vanderboom EW, Praxel TA, Follen MA, Erickson D, Gabert TC, Krueger K, Penniman E, Dickinson MBeth, Ford TJ. Meeting the Big N. Clin Med Res. 2008 Dec;6(3/4):125,C-C1-03.
  • Vanderboom EW, Praxel TA, Follen MA, Erickson D, Gabert TC, Krueger K, Penniman E, Dickinson MBeth, Ford TJ. Planning Care for a Large Population. Clin Med Res. 2008 Dec;6(3/4):126,C-C2-02.