Paul Vilar, MSN, RN
Paul Vilar joined the Aurora Health Care System in 2007 as a Registered Nurse. He holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist tract, from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Over the last 3 years, he has served as the Stroke Program Manager at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (ASLMC), a 600+ bed Comprehensive Stroke Certified medical center in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Prior to his time as a Stroke Program Manager at ASLMC, Paul worked as a bedside RN in a medical ICU for five years, Stroke Responder RN for two years, Stroke Program Coordinator for two ASLMC sister hospitals for two years and as a medical/respiratory ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist for two years.
In his career, Paul has supported the development and growth of stroke programs for 13 hospitals in the Aurora Health Care System. During this time Paul has participated in over 15 Joint Commission Surveys, including both Primary Stroke Certification and Comprehensive Stroke Certifications. The hospitals included in the system range from rural community hospitals to tertiary care medical centers.
In addition to his work with the Joint Commission, Paul developed and implemented stroke committee structures for ASLMC and Aurora Health Care System. He has also been active in the Statewide based committees including Stroke Coordinator of Wisconsin meetings and Wisconsin Stroke Coalition.
Paul has also submitted and presented stroke-based projects at both regional and national conferences. He co-authored “Response to acute stroke in an inpatient setting” poster presentation at the 2014 International Stroke Conference, co-presented “Development of an Inpatient Stroke Response” at the Wisconsin Rural Stroke Conference and most recently co-authored “Comparing Time to IV Alteplase Administration by Arrival Mode in Midwest Hospitals” poster presentation, which was submitted for acceptance to the 2017 International Stroke Conference.