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Healthy HospitalsWisconsin Hospitals Generate $26 Billion in Economic Activity

Patients traveling to WI for care generate well over $3 billion in economic activity, support more than 6,400 hospital jobs

Wisconsin hospitals generate $26 billion annually in economic activity and directly employ more than 107,000 people in communities throughout the state, according to a new report released December 3 by the University of Wisconsin/UW Extension and the Wisconsin Hospital Association. (Read more...)

President's Column
 By Eric Borgerding, WHA President
Physician Payment Reform a WHA Top Priority

Eric Borgerding

In every corner of Wisconsin, health care is characterized by the existence and growth of integrated care. From Reedsburg to Milwaukee, Madison to Ladysmith, local and regional health systems are aligning the elements of the “continuum of care,” building new care teams and retooling traditional structures in preparation for assuming more accountability/risk for delivering better outcomes and improving health.  (Read more...)

WHA: A Strong Advocate for Wisconsin Hospitals
Watch a video that was shown at 2016 WHA Advocacy Day to more than 1,000 hospital supporters in Madison.

(Watch video here.)

WHA Summit Focused on Collaborative Community Partnerships

Borgerding Schimel“Collaboration” was a recurring theme in the presentations at the WHA Community Benefit/Population Health Summit held May 5 in Madison. Working together with partners, Wisconsin hospitals and health systems share a common mission to improve the health status of people living in the communities they serve. 

Attorney General Brad Schimel, one of the state’s leading advocates for curbing opiate abuse and misuse, delivered the keynote address to the nearly 100 participants and described his participation in ProHealth Care’s community health needs assessment process. Schimel acknowledged WHA’s support of his efforts and the statewide campaign, “A Dose of Reality.” 

Read Valued Voice Story here.

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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Fast Facts
By the Numbers:

General med-surg hospitals:  129
Critical access hospitals:58
LT acute care hospitals: 6
Psychiatric hospitals: 10
Inpatient days (2014): 2,605,211
Outpatient days (2014): 17,439,574

 Wisconsin hospitals employ more than 100,000 people and generate nearly
$30 billion in economic activity.


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This Week's Priorities

MACRA: The implementation of MACRA is a high priority for WHA .... (Read more)

Medicare: WHA submitted comments to CMS regarding a manipulation of the Medicare hospital wage index. (Read more)

GIB: The GIB discussed the development of RFPs to evaluate the impact of self-insuring the state employee group health insurance program. (Read more)


WHA Job Bulletin

The WHA Job Bulletin provides member hospitals a venue where they can post vacancies on-line as a no cost benefit of membership.


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