November 7, 2017

Inside Wisconsin: Measuring quality: Why health care can attract business, workers

By: Tom Still | Wisconsin State Journal | November 3, 2017

Every few years someone in state government laments, “We need a better brand for Wisconsin!” Cabinet secretaries scurry about, agency communications directors scratch their heads over possible slogans, and marketing campaigns go largely unfunded.

Insurance plans get high marks in Wisconsin, Minnesota

By: John Lundy | Duluth News Tribune | November 2, 2017

Health insurance plans offered in Minnesota and Wisconsin are among the best in the country, according to ratings released on Thursday.

ACA Advocates Work To Raise Awareness Of Signup Period

By: Shamane Mills | WPR | November 3, 2017

This week marked the start of enrollment for those buying health insurance coverage on Last year Wisconsin had a record number of people sign up for health coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplace. 

Wisconsin's premature birth rate rises again

By: Rikki Mitchell | TMJ4 | November 1, 2017

More babies continue to be born prematurely in Wisconsin, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the March of Dimes.

How does your hospital rank for patient safety? Wisconsin hospitals make improvements in study

By: Journal Staff | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 2, 2017

Wisconsin is one of five states whose hospitals, as a group, showed the most improvement in patient safety in the latest study by the nonprofit Leapfrog Group.

Our View: Contribute to Brown County health needs assessment

By: Gazette Editorial Board | Green Bay Press-Gazette | November 4, 2017

In 2011, oral health was identified as one of three critical health issues in the Brown County Community Health Assessment report.

911 dispatchers could get mental health crisis training

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | November 2, 2017

Emergency dispatchers in Dane County would get mental health crisis intervention training under an amendment to the county's proposed 2018 budget.


On-site health clinics proliferate as employers seek cost savings

By: Janet Lavelle | Business Insurance | November 6, 2017

The number of on-site health centers is substantial and growing among large companies, national surveys show.

Don’t Nudge Me: The Limits of Behavioral Economics in Medicine

By: Aaron E. Carroll | The New York Times | November 6, 2017

Whenever I talk to physicians about outcomes that are worse than you’d expect, they are quick to point out that noncompliance — when a patient does not follow a course of treatment — is a major problem.

Millennials Embrace Nursing Profession — Just In Time To Replace Baby Boomers

By: Michelle Andrews | The New York Times | October 27, 2017

The days are long past when the only career doors that readily opened to young women were those marked teacher, secretary or nurse.

Mayo winding down HMO in Wisconsin

By: Christopher Snowbeck | Star Tribune | November 3, 2017

An HMO operated by the Mayo Clinic in western Wisconsin is pulling out of the individual market next year and plans to stop selling coverage to employer groups down the road.


Door County Medical Center partners with Common Ground Healthcare

By: Staff, USA Today Network-WI | Green Bay Press-Gazette | November 3, 2017

STURGEON BAY - The Door County Medical Center and Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative are partnering to serve the health and insurance needs of Door and Kewaunee residents.