WHA Quality Forum:

A Series of Quality Improvement Topics for Wisconsin Hospitals

      • Meeting External Requirements: July 17, 2018
      • Quality Improvement Basic Concepts: September 25, 2018

Post-Acute Care: Working Together Across the Care Continuum for Positive Patient Outcomes
June 5, 2018
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton

WHA, in collaboration with LeadingAge Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care (WIAHC), is hosting a statewide conference intended to bring together partners in the continuum of care to share best practices for transitions of patients to post-acute care settings. 

Nationally known transitions-of-care expert Eric Coleman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado, will provide the opening keynote presentation.

In addition, this important, one-day conference will include representatives from throughout the continuum of care - hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care providers – as presenters on the day’s agenda, sharing their innovative strategies for overcoming obstacles that can impede successful care transitions and result in positive outcomes for discharged patients.

2018 Wisconsin Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (WADVS) Annual Conference 
June 13-15, 2018
Holiday Inn at the American Center, Madison

This annual event provides health care volunteer resource professionals the opportunity to think differently about their role in the overall delivery of care and identify best practices from leaders in the field. While enjoying a conference packed with valuable tools, also connect with peers who do
the same type of work you do, learn best practices, and network in a casual environment. Also, earn continuing professional education hours to maintain your CAVS.

For full information and a registration form, click here.

WHA Advance Practice Clinician Conference:  A Comprehensive Look at APC Practice Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Care Delivery in Wisconsin
September 13, 2018

Team based care models utilizing nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists and other advance practice clinicians are an increasingly important key to integrated care delivery models in hospitals and clinics that can improve care and reduce cost.

This one-day conference will provide a comprehensive review of key regulations and payment policies, education and training, scope of practice, and onboarding and retention trends to help hospitals and clinics understand and navigate nuances, limitations, and opportunities that can help them maximize the utilization of advance practice clinicians with their organizations. 

Just Culture – The Foundation of Trust & Transparency 
September 26, 2018
Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Hospitals have been working hard to reduce preventable readmissions and hospital acquired harm while integrating high reliability and person and family engagement principles into the culture. WHA invites hospital leaders and improvement staff to attend an event featuring Outcome Engenuity CEO, David Marx.

David wrote a seminal paper in 2001 describing the concept of Just Culture, which became a focal point for efforts to reconcile notions of "no blame" and "accountability”. He has gone on to form the Just Culture Community which follows a “fix the process” theory at institutions around the country. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other hospital and patient safety leaders and collaborate on improvement opportunities for the upcoming year.  

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Build a culture of trust for caregivers
  • Acquire specific strategies for implementing and sustaining a Just Culture from hospital leaders
  • Understand how physicians use the Just Culture algorithm in peer review
  • Discover tools for achieving a Just Culture and high reliability through case studies

WHA Contact:

Jennifer Frank

Vice President

Education and Marketing



For registration questions contact:

Kayla Chatterton

Education Coordinator