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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...)

Wisconsin Health Care Maintains Rank Among Best in Nation
 Has ranked in the top 4 states 9 of the last 10 years

MADISON (July 22, 2016) ---- Wisconsin continued to hold its place as one the best states in the nation based on the quality of its health care.

According to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Wisconsin is the third most highly-rated state in the country, with overall health care quality scores that closely followed Maine and Massachusetts. The rankings are based on close to 200 measures that AHRQ uses to evaluate health care performance.

“The AHRQ rankings are a national validation of what we know here; Wisconsin’s local and regional health systems are delivering some of the best care in the country,” according to Wisconsin Hospital Association President/CEO Eric Borgerding.  (Read more...)

Wisconsin Rural Hospitals Support Essential Health Care Infrastructure Statewide
High-Quality, High-Value Care Close to Home

New WHA/WisEye video highlights Wisconsin’s rural health care delivery system

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MADISON (July 8, 2016) ----- Access to high-quality health care close to home is one of the assets Wisconsin employers value and patients across the state appreciate. In fact, a recent study by financial firm, Smart Assets, found Wisconsin is the sixth best state for health care access. For employers, that means employees can schedule routine medical appointments locally and reduce the amount of time they are off work.

“Wisconsin is known as a state with high quality health care, delivered by hospitals and health care systems that are the third most efficient in the country,” according to WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding.

Read more here.

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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WHA Gold Members:
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Hall Render Merritt Hawkins  

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.

WHA: A Strong Advocate
for Wisconsin Hospitals

Watch a video that was shown at 2016 WHA Advocacy Day
to more than 1,000 hospital supporters in Madison.

(Watch video here.)


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This Week's Priorities

Telemedicine: WHA's Telemedicine Task Force is close to finishing work on the MEB telemedicine regulations. (Read more)

ETF: The State’s Group Insurance Board (GIB) approved an overall 1.6 percent increase in non-Medicare premium rates for 2017 for the state employee group health insurance program. (Read more)

MACRA: Registration is open for the WHA Member Forum webinar on MACRA scheduled August 25.(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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