May 17, 2016
Hospital association president makes stop in Tomah
By: Cassandra Colson | The Tomah Journal | May 12, 2016
The president of the state’s hospital association credited Tomah Memorial Hospital for its work in healthcare and the community during a Monday visit.
Let's take decisive action on opioid abuse
By: Paul Ryan | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 10, 2016
Right now, people need our help. Right now, thousands in Wisconsin and across America are struggling with opioid abuse.
Kleefisch shares hope during Fort visit
By: Alexa Zoeliner | Daily Union | May 17, 2016
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch visited Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson Monday, spreading hope as part of a tour celebrating her transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor.
Family Care changes wouldn't take effect until 2018
By: Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 15, 2016
Madison— A major proposed shift from nonprofit providers to for-profit insurers in a multibillion-dollar state health program wouldn't happen until January 2018 at the earliest, Gov. Scott Walker's administration now says.
Bellin College graduates 90 nurses
By: Patti Zarling, USA Today Network – Wisconsin | Green Bay Press-Gazette | May 17, 2016
DE PERE - Bellin College said good-bye to 91 graduates who received diplomas Saturday during the school's spring commencement in the Walter Theatre at St. Norbert College.
Changing demand for jobs in nursing
By: Jesse Horne | WEAU | May 11, 2016
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- When Lauren Fleming was preparing to graduate from high school in southeastern Wisconsin, she looked for a career in health, but was debating on which path to take – being a doctor or a nurse.
Study: Costs for most long-term care keep climbing
By: The Associated Press | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 10, 2016
Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from Genworth Financial.
You Mean I Don’t Have to Show Up? The Promise of Telemedicine
By: Austin Frakt | The New York Times | May 16, 2016
Aside from whatever a visit to the doctor costs you in money, it also costs you in time. A lot of it.
EEOC says wellness program participation can reap big rewards
By: Jayne O’Donnell | USA Today | May 16, 2016
Employers can give workers a big break on their health insurance after they and their spouses answer questions about their health and lifestyle, rules announced Monday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) say.
Shortages of essential emergency care drugs increase, study finds
By: Michelle Andrews | La Crosse Tribune | May 11, 2016
At some, posters on the wall in the emergency department list the drugs that are in short supply or unavailable, along with recommended alternatives.
Survey: Docs satisfied with pay, but losing patience with the ACA
By: Matt Kuhrt | FiercePractice Management | May 13, 2016
While physicians are generally feeling better about their income in 2015, they're feeling worse about the Affordable Care Act than they have in several years, according to survey results announced by the Medicus Firm.
Sorry, We Don’t Take Obamacare
By: Elisabeth Rosenthal | The New York Times | May 14, 2016
Amy Moses and circle of self-employed small-business owners were supporters of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act.
New medical clinic planned for River Falls
By: Staff | River Falls Journal | May 13, 2016
Allina Health has announced it has approved plans to construct a 13,500 square foot medical clinic in River Falls.
Children’s Hospital of WI named a Level One Children’s Surgery Center: “A tremendous honor”
By: Julie Collins | Fox 6 Now | May 15, 2016
MILWAUKEE -- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is now considered a "Level One Children's Surgery Center."
Being green improves health
By: Dr. Dean Gruner, USA Today Network – Wisconsin | Post-Crescent | May 14, 2016
Have you been part of one of the ThedaCare community conversations yet? I hope so! As we talk with business leaders, economic development leaders, nonprofit leaders, consumers and everyday folk about bringing our two Fox Cities hospitals into one regional medical center, we’re hearing thoughtful comments, feedback and questions about our idea.
Eau Claire hospitals host statewide cancer survivor forum
By: Staff | The Dunn County News | May 14, 2016
Three major Eau Claire hospital systems join hands with the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Wisconsin Cancer Council to host the 2016 WI Survivorship Forum: “Life in Balance,” an event dedicated to cancer survivors and their families.