Health care is an economic development asset in every Wisconsin community. WHA is reaching out to employers, economic development organizations and policy makers to increase awareness of the value that health care brings to the local and statewide efforts to attract—and retain- employers. Learn more at:
Quality Health Care - A Wisconsin Advantage
Wisconsin health care is promoted as an economic deveopment asset in the latest WEDC newsletter.
Wisconsin Hospitals: Improving Quality & Value of Care
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High-Quality, High-Value Health Care --
A Wisconsin Advantage
High quality, accessible care is a hallmark of Wisconsin’s health system. The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has recognized Wisconsin for five years in row as being one of the top performing states based on the quality of its health care. The Agency analyzed data from a large number of sources that measured the quality of care delivered in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies.
In a recent interview with Business Facilities magazine, WHA Executive Vice President Eric Borgerding explains why Wisconsin’s high value health care is an advantage for the state’s employers and a good reason for new business to locate in our state.
Wis Hospitals Infection Rates Far Lower than National Levels
The Wisconsin Division of Public Health's annual Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program report shows Wisconsin hospitals have dramatically reduced some of the most serious infections to levels that are far lower than the national standard. (Read more)
An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes successful reduction in the occurrence of hospital infections (Read more)
For more details on Wisconsin’s high national ranking, here are more resources:
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