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WHA to Employers: Healthy Hospitals Possible Only if Businesses Remain Strong

 WHA members work with employers to improve employee health, increase productivity

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reached more than 2,800 employers with a direct mail piece aimed at building awareness of Wisconsin's high-value health care. In a letter to the state's business leaders, WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding said it is anything but "business as usual" in Wisconsin hospitals and health systems as they focus on delivering "superior outcomes, while technology and innovation are improving care."


WHA Applauds Initiatives Aimed at Bolstering Rural Health Care Workforce, Access and Quality

MADISON (October 11, 2016) ---- The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) applauded a package of health care proposals aimed at helping rural communities expand access to high-quality health care.

The Rural Wisconsin Initiative’s health care component is a set of policies forwarded by members of the State Assembly that focus on addressing health care workforce shortages, improving health car­­e quality and expanding access to wellness programs in rural Wisconsin.

More than 1.5 million people live in rural areas of Wisconsin. The initiative recognizes the importance of ensuring Wisconsin’s rural residents have access to high-quality health care and wellness programs, while addressing the need for attracting and retaining an adequate workforce to deliver care in these regions.

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Wisconsin Health System-Employer Partnerships Make Health Care More Accessible

New WHA/WisEye video highlights how employers and health care providers are working to make Wisconsin a healthier state

VMH VideoMADISON (September 2, 2016) ----- Wisconsin hospitals and health systems are partnering with local employers to make health care more accessible and convenient for employees, with an even bigger goal in mind: creating healthier communities.

Thousands of Wisconsin employers are working with their local health systems on wellness and health-related programs and activities that range from adding on- or near-site medical clinics, to bringing in nurses and health coaches to conduct health risk assessments or design and staff employee wellness classes and fitness programs.

--Read more here.                --Watch video here.               --WHA Video Library

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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): 2,600,153
Outpatient days (2014): 18,211,447

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


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This Week's Priorities

MACRA: CMS Finalizes MACRA Rule, 2017 Considered a “Transition Year”.... (Read more)

Workforce: WHA's Council on Workforce met and its members covered a broad array of topics... (Read more)

HOPD/OPPS: Sen. Ron Johnson sent a letter to CMS expressing concerns with CMS’s proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule.... (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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