December 5, 2017


Column: Don't settle for a job when you can build a career

By Ann Zenk, WHA VP, Workforce and Clinical Practice | Green Bay Press-Gazette | December 1, 2017

It’s hard to top a career pathway where you can increase your salary by more than four-fold in as little as six years, and with perks like tuition support, flexible scheduling and employment while you pursue advancement.

Aurora Health Care and Advocate Health Care to merge

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 4, 2017

Aurora Health Care, the largest health system in Wisconsin, and Advocate Health Care Network, the largest health system in Illinois, announced an agreement on Monday to combine their operations, a merger that would create the 10th-largest nonprofit health system in the country.

Bellin to acquire DCHS

By: Daily News Staff | Iron Mountain Daily News | December 4, 2017

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System announced today it has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by Bellin Health Systems.

Bellin Health Takes Care to the Workplace. Oh, and Go Packers!

By: Blair S. Walker | H&HN Magazine | December 4, 2017

You’d expect the Green Bay Packers’ exclusive health care partner to know a thing or two about securing favorable field position, and on that point, Bellin Health scores big time.

Program focuses on rural health care

By: Staff | Waupaca Now | November 29, 2017

Not many medical school residents have the opportunity to work with patients and doctors in a rural setting, but a pilot program in Waupaca is looking to change that.

Wisconsin could lose $115 million if Congress doesn't renew children's health program

By: Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 28, 2017

MADISON - The state stands to lose up to $115 million a year if Congress doesn't renew a program that helps to cover nearly 118,000 children here.

Two-thirds of Wisconsin counties have now sued opioid-makers in federal court

By: Don Behm | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 29, 2017

Two-thirds of all Wisconsin counties — 48 of 72 — have now filed lawsuits in federal district court in Milwaukee against the makers of prescription opioid painkillers.

Local group helps people sign up for 2018 Healthcare Open Enrollment

By: Grace Kim | WKOW | December 2, 2017

MADISON (WKOW) - Covering Wisconsin is a Madison-based organization that is ready to assist people who need to sign up before the December 15, 2017 healthcare open enrollment deadline.

UW surgeon moonlights as Hollywood medical adviser

By: David Wahlberg | La Crosse Tribune | November 28, 2017

In this Friday’s episode of the CBS police drama “Blue Bloods,” an officer looking for a drug supplier ends up in a coma after accidentally absorbing opioids.

Alarming numbers on winter-time falls

By: Jeff Alexander | WBAY | December 1, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Doctors call it a prevalent problem in Northeast Wisconsin, and the upcoming winter months pose even a greater risk.


The Patients vs. Paperwork Problem for Doctors

By: Danielle Ofri | The New York Times | November 14, 2017

Every doctor I know has been complaining about the growing burden of electronic busywork generated by the E.M.R., the electronic medical record. And it’s not just in our imaginations.

Emergency-room use helps explain wide swings in Minnesota medical spending

By: Jeremy Olson | Star Tribune | November 30, 2017

A new state report found that patients from some clinics were three times more likely to go to the ER than patients from other clinics.

Rural CEOs: The Unknown Shortage

By: Jennifer Thew, RN | HealthLeaders Media | December 1, 2017

Talk of shortages usually centers around the clinician workforce, but Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS, CEO at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas, says rural healthcare organizations are facing another less talked about shortage: hospital administrators.

CVS Health Effort to Acquire Aetna Shakes Up Traditional Health Silos

By: Gregory A. Freeman | HealthLeaders Media | November 29, 2017

Aetna rids itself of group life and disability before CVS Health announces plans to acquire the insurer. The merger would connect Aetna to a major pharmacy benefit manager.


Aurora Health Care planning Mukwonago health center

By: Lauren Anderson | BizTimes | December 1, 2017

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care plans to expand its presence in Waukesha County with a new 15,000-square-foot health center in Mukwonago.

Ground broken for new health care center in Rice Lake

By: K.C. Brown | WEAU | December 5, 2017

RICE LAKE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Construction is underway on a new health care center in Rice Lake.Ground was broken for Prevea Rice Lake Health Center on West Ave. Tuesday. The 15,872-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in summer 2018.