January 10, 2017


St. Joseph's Hospital CEO optimistic about governor's actions against opioid abuse

By: Katy Macek | The Chippewa Herald | January 7, 2017

There are 46 beds for inpatient detoxification addiction at the L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center in Chippewa Falls.

A list of legislative proposals from Wisconsin's opioid abuse task force

By: Jessie Opoien | The Capital Times | January 6, 2017

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday called for a special session of the state Legislature to take up proposals designed to combat heroin and opioid abuse.

Health care professionals in Wisconsin may seek new work rules

By: Rick Blum | Channel3000 | January 4, 2017

MADISON, Wis. - Organizations representing some health care professionals have plans to seek legislative changes that would offer more autonomy on the job.

Middleton facility aids in recovery from transplants

By: Shelly Birkelo, Janesville Gazette | La Crosse Tribune | January 8, 2017

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Tawny Blum had liver transplant surgery Sept. 8, 2015, at University Hospital in Madison.

Editorial: Walker’s leadership key in fight against heroin

By: Editorial Board | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 7, 2017

Walker rightly noted that addressing the issue will stem a public health problem and help the state’s economy.

No-cost dental care for kids expands in Brown County

By: Todd McMahon, USA Today Network-WI | Green Bay Press-Gazette | January 8, 2017

The OHP could serve as many as 12,000 kids from needy families this year with a new clinic and improved cost reimbursements.


Unwind Obamacare cautiously

By: Eric Borgerding, For USA Today Network-WI | USA Today | January 4, 2017

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

Medicare Launches Revamp for Heart Attacks, Hip Fractures

By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | ABC News | January 2, 2017

Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for treatment of these life-threatening conditions, to promote quality and contain costs.

Uncompensated care to exceed $1 trillion if ACA is repealed

By: Emily Rappleye | Becker’s Hospital Review | January 5, 2017

Repealing the ACA would leave millions uninsured — increasing spending on uncompensated care from $656 billion to $1.7 trillion over the next decade, adding significantly to the financial burden for healthcare providers, according to a recent analysis from the Urban Institute, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Let Opioid Users Inject in Hospitals

By: Tim Lahey | The New York Times | January 6, 2017

HANOVER, N.H. — “How am I feeling, Doc?” my new patient answered. “I’m feeling like a caged dog.”


Children's Hospital seeks new location for its Glendale clinic

By: Rich Kirchen | Milwaukee Business Journal | January 3, 2017

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is seeking a new location for its River Glen Pediatrics clinic in Glendale, and another site in Glendale may ultimately house the clinic.

Aurora plans Kenosha outpatient center

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 9, 2017

Aurora Health Care plans to build a $130 million outpatient center in Kenosha that would include a surgical center and medical office building.