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Wisconsin Hospitals’ Statewide Community Impact Totals $1.7 Billion

 Hospitals report over $1 billion in Medicaid losses; Spent $177 million on physician education, training

Wisconsin hospitals spent $1.7 billion in 2015 to support programs and services that had a positive impact in the communities they serve. These activities ranged from providing free care for those unable to pay their bills, to sponsoring free clinics and health improvement activities, health education, free screenings and working with local partners on complex socioeconomic issues.


President’s Column: Op Ed: Unwind Obamacare with Caution
 By Eric Borgerding, WHA President

WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding wrote the following opinion editorial. To date, it has appeared in several Wisconsin dailies and nationally in an online edition of USA Today.

Eric Borgerding

After six years of upheaval and realignment in health care, the 2016 election has, again, left many asking "What’s next?"

The immediate answer seems certain with the coming inauguration of a president who will sign a repeal of Obamacare. The real uncertainty, the real high stakes, comes in the "when" and "how" the Affordable Care Act is replaced.

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Walker Calls Special Session, Orders New Agency Actions in Fight against Opioid Abuse

Governor signs executive orders at ceremonies in three Wisconsin hospitals

In a statewide announcement, Gov. Scott Walker called the Wisconsin State Legislature into special session and issued new directives to state agencies January 5 in a continuation of the fight against the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Walker made the announcement during stops at three separate hospitals January 5, starting in Weston with a visit to Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, part of Ascension, then in Green Bay at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and ending the day at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls. Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Rep. John Nygren joined Walker at all three locations where he signed executive orders to implement these directives.

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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.


This Week's Priorities

Medicaid: WI officials are anticipating more flexibility in the Medicaid program and aren't waiting to set their own policy ideas... (Read more)

State of the State: Gov Walker focused on Wisconsin's key strengths as a state, including Wisconsin's high-quality health care...(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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