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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...)

President's Column
 By Eric Borgerding, WHA President

Eric Borgerding This article was solicited by the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) for inclusion in their 2016 Economic Forecast. To read all of the 2016 WBA Economic Forecast guest columns, click here.

In health care, particularly in Wisconsin, it’s impossible to look ahead to 2016 without recounting 2015, another year of high points in Wisconsin Health Care. Since the WBA’s last economic forecast:

  • The UW Extension reported that patients traveling to Wisconsin for our high-quality health care added $3 billion to the state economy and supported some 6,400 jobs here. 

 (Read more...)

Health Care Transformation Creates New Job Opportunities
in Hospital Workforce 
 New care models aim to improve care, reduce cost, increase access

2015 Workforce Report CoverHospitals and health systems are reshaping traditional work roles and creating new positions that did not exist just a few years ago as they transform care delivery models to improve care, reduce cost, and increase access, according to a new report released by the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).

Positions such as patient navigator, care coordinator, health coach and telehealth-trained physicians are now regularly included in hospital recruitment efforts. (Read more...)

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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WHA Gold Members:
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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): 2,605,211
Outpatient days (2014): 17,439,574

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


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This Week's Priorities

Mental Health:Legislation authorizing over $2 million in investments to improve outcomes for individuals with mental illness in Wisconsin's Medicaid program was approved by the JFC... (Read more)

Quality Safety Huddles: The WHA Partners for Patients program is helping Wisconsin hospitals in their quality improvement activities. (Read more)

Opiates: Wisconsin hospitals have an important role in addressing the growing public health issue of the misuse and abuse of opioids. (Read more)


WHA Job Bulletin

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