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WHA Shares Transparency Message with More than 2,000 Employers
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As employers consider their various options for providing health insurance to their employees, they are also interested in sharing information that will help their workers become better informed health care consumers. (Read more)

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Wallace to Serve as 2015 WHA Chair Elect

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Mike WallaceMike Wallace, MHA, FACHE, president/CEO of Fort HealthCare, has been selected by the Wisconsin Hospital Association Nominating Committee to serve as WHA chair-elect in 2015 and chair in 2016. A member of the WHA Board since 2011, Wallace also chairs the WHA Council on Public Policy and is currently a member of the WHA Executive Committee, Network Adequacy Council and Wisconsin Hospitals Issue Advocacy Council. He was also a member of the WHA Medicaid Advisory Group in 2010. 

Prior to joining Fort HealthCare in 2006, Wallace served at Trinity Regional Health System, located in Rock Island, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa. Previously, he was the chief executive officer at Lucas County Hospital in Chariton, Iowa.  (Read more...)

High-quality, high-value health care is a hallmark in Wisconsin. Hospital systems are improving quality, increasing efficiency and delivering value to employers and residents in their communities. Hospitals have been working with WHA in a focused initiative to improve quality.

Wisconsin Quality Leaders Participate in Improvement Leader Fellowship  Partners for Patients logo

Nearly 60 quality leaders from across Wisconsin participated in the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Education Trust (AHA/HRET) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Improvement Leader Fellowship (ILF) held at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells October 8.

According to HRET, “The ILF builds skills in leading improvement among AHA/HRET HEN hospital leaders. The ILF provides multi-faceted resources to support self-guided and peer-to-peer learning on improvement methods and tools, led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) faculty through a blend of on-site networking events and live-streamed webinars.” (Read more)

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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This Week's Priorities

Medicaid: When state budget discussions start, advocating for Medicaid funding will remain one of WHA's top priorities. (Read more)

Ebola: The recent transmission of Ebola to health care workers underscores the importance of the response work Wis. hospitals are engaged in to address Ebola. (Read more)

Safe Haven: The Legislative Council Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations held a special hearing to take input on Wisconsin's safe haven law.(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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