2015 President and Guest Columns

All columns are written by WHA President Eric Borgerding, unless otherwise indicated.

12-30-15: President's Column: WHA Results

12-18-15: Guest Column: A Report from WHA's 2015 Board Chair (by WHA Board Chair Therese Pandl)

11-25-15: Guest Column: New WHA Report Documents Hospitals’ Commitment to Community (by WHA Board Chair Therese Pandl and WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding)

10-23-15: Guest Column: Support for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (by State Senator Howard Marklein)

10-16-15: Guest Column: WHA Quality Improvement Team Supports Members’ Goals (by Kelly Court, WHA Chief Quality Officer)

10-9-15: President’s Column: High Quality Health Care - One of Wisconsin’s Greatest Economic Assets

10-2-15: Guest Column: Post ICD-10 Operations: Top Metrics to Watch in the First 30 Days (by Debbie Rickelman, Vice President, WHA Information Center)

9-25-15: Guest Column: Letter to Health Care Providers (by Attorney General Brad Schimel)

9-4-15: Guest Column: Physician Compact is “Great Benefit” to the State (by Rep. Warren Petryk)

8-14-15: Guest Column: If You Have to be a Patient...“It is Comforting That We’re Seeking Care in Wisconsin” (by Rebecca Kleefisch, Lieutenant Governor, Wisconsin)

6-12-15: President’s Column: Shutting Down the Medicare Cash Machine

6-5-15: Guest Column: Health Care Providers Play Vital Role in Combatting Opioid Abuse (by Attorney General Brad Schimel)

5-8-15: President’s Column: 1,100 as 1

3-27-15: Guest Column: Seize Your Opportunity to Rate WHA’s Effectiveness and Value (by Therese Pandl, WHA 2015 Board Chair and President/ CEO, Hospital Sisters Health System, Eastern Wisconsin)

3-28-15: President’s Column: SGR: “Better a Diamond with a Flaw than a Pebble (With Another Patch)”

3-6-15: Guest Column: Making a Difference through Project SEARCH (by Therese Pandl, WHA 2015 Board Chair and President/ CEO, Hospital Sisters Health System, Eastern Wisconsin)

3-6-15: Guest Column: Madison College, Partners Deliver Hands-on Health Career Exploration (by Morna K. Foy, president, Wisconsin Technical College System)

2-20-15: President's Column: Hospitals, Health Systems Crucial to Wisconsin’s Emergency Preparedness

2-13-15: President's Column: WHA Report Documents Progress and Commitment to Quality Improvement

1-30-15: Guest Column: Working to Fight Cuts to Critical Access Hospitals (by Sean Duffy, U.S. Congressman, 7th District)

1-23-15: Guest Column: Community Members Impact Health Care through Volunteering (by Tammy Behnke, CAVS, MS, 2014, Wisconsin Association of Directors of Volunteer Services)

1-16-15: President's Column: U.S. Supreme Court Could Thwart WI’s Hybrid Approach to Coverage Expansion

1-9-15: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin Hospital Association CEO Makes Reimbursement His Top Issue

1-9-15: Guest Column: Parting Comments (by Ed Harding, WHA 2014 Board Chair)