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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

Borgerding Rhoades

Last weekend we were stunned to learn of the death of Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades. The staff at WHA and hospital leaders throughout Wisconsin join many others all across the state in mourning Kitty’s passing. We are deeply saddened.

Secretary Rhoades was a leader, a partner, a champion who has left an indelible mark on health care policy and will be gratefully remembered by the countless people she helped during her career in public service.

See photos and Valued Voice coverage of Kitty Rhoades here

WHA Summit Focused on Collaborative Community Partnerships

Borgerding Schimel“Collaboration” was a recurring theme in the presentations at the WHA Community Benefit/Population Health Summit held May 5 in Madison. Working together with partners, Wisconsin hospitals and health systems share a common mission to improve the health status of people living in the communities they serve. 

Attorney General Brad Schimel, one of the state’s leading advocates for curbing opiate abuse and misuse, delivered the keynote address to the nearly 100 participants and described his participation in ProHealth Care’s community health needs assessment process. Schimel acknowledged WHA’s support of his efforts and the statewide campaign, “A Dose of Reality.” 

Read Valued Voice Story here.

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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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.

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

MACRA: WHA participated in an invitation-only meeting with CMS to provide input into development and implementation of payment reforms included in MACRA...(Read more)

Medicare: WHA submitted comments on the CMS proposed FY 2017 PPS rule.  (Read more)

Nominating: The 2016 WHA Nominating Committee will meet in September. (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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