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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...)

Wisconsin Health System-Employer Partnerships Make Health Care More Accessible
 New WHA/WisEye video highlights how employers and health care providers are working to make Wisconsin a healthier state

MADISON (September 2, 2016) ---- Wisconsin hospitals and health systems are partnering with local employers to make health care more accessible and convenient for employees, with an even bigger goal in mind: creating healthier communities.

Thousands of Wisconsin employers are working with their local health systems on wellness and health-related programs and activities that range from adding on- or near-site medical clinics, to bringing in nurses and health coaches to conduct health risk assessments or design and staff employee wellness classes and fitness programs.

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Wisconsin Rural Hospitals Support Essential Health Care Infrastructure Statewide
High-Quality, High-Value Care Close to Home

New WHA/WisEye video highlights Wisconsin’s rural health care delivery system

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MADISON (July 8, 2016) ----- Access to high-quality health care close to home is one of the assets Wisconsin employers value and patients across the state appreciate. In fact, a recent study by financial firm, Smart Assets, found Wisconsin is the sixth best state for health care access. For employers, that means employees can schedule routine medical appointments locally and reduce the amount of time they are off work.

“Wisconsin is known as a state with high quality health care, delivered by hospitals and health care systems that are the third most efficient in the country,” according to WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding.

Read more 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): 2,600,153
Outpatient days (2014): 18,211,447

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

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.)


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This Week's Priorities

Opioid: Gov. Walker has created the Governor's Tak Force on Opioid Abuse. (Read more)

OPPS/HOPD: Close to a dozen hospital leaders and WHA were in DC to meet with WI's Members of Congress. (Read more)

MACRA: WHA Physician Leaders Council discussed regulatory reform and MACRA at their meeting. (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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