June 21, 2016


Wausau med school's first class starts July

By: Nora G. Hertel, USA Today Network – Wisconsin | Wausau Daily Herald | June 20, 2016

WAUSAU - Stephanie Strohbeen has wanted to be a doctor since she was 12. And in July Strohbeen, now 29 and mother to two girls, will start medical school in Wausau, part of the first class at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin campus.

Integrated medical care aims to break down wall in treating illnesses of body, mind

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 19, 2016

Rosalyn McFarland provides primary care to some of the most challenging patients in the health care system: people with severe and chronic behavioral health conditions.

More People Abusing Emergency Rooms in Wisconsin

By: Amanda Porterfield | WDJT - Milwaukee | June 15, 2016

Doctors say emergency rooms in Wisconsin are busier than ever. The state is now number one for E-R visits since the Affordable Healthcare Act passed.

Marshfield Clinic to build hospital in Eau Claire

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 17, 2016

Marshfield Clinic Health System plans to build a hospital and cancer clinic in Eau Claire, taking another step in its move to become an integrated health system with its own hospitals, clinics and health plan.

University offers unique nursing program

By: Staff | Agri-View | June 16, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University will soon offer a unique program for professionals with non-nursing degrees to earn an accelerated master’s in nursing degree – in as few as 18 months.

Bernier's respite care bill among those touted by task force

By: Ross Evavold | The Chippewa Herald | June 14, 2016

When Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills into law from the Wisconsin Cares legislative package this spring, they were the result of work done by the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

2015 LPN Survey report released

By: Staff | Agri-View | June 16, 2016

Results of the 2015 Wisconsin Licensed Practical Nurse Survey have been released. The survey was accomplished with significant support of key individuals and partners.


Medicare's Slavitt: MACRA Will Help Doctors, But Input Is Needed

By: Bruce Japsen | Forbes | June 14, 2016

The Obama administration’s Medicare administrator told the American Medical Association measures designed to tie doctor payments to quality and outcomes can bring “long-term stability and reliability to the Medicare program.”

Study Projects Sharper Increases In Obamacare Premiums For 2017

By: Phil Galewitz | Kaiser Health News | June 15, 2016

Next year’s premiums for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act could rise more than in past years in most markets and declines might be rare, according to a preliminary analysis of insurers’ plans.

Good News Hidden in the Data: Today’s Children Are Healthier

By: Margot Sanger-Katz | The New York Times | June 17, 2016

For the first time in over a decade, the death rate in the United States is getting worse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.

Analysis of 2017 Premium Changes and Insurer Participation in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces

By: Cynthia Cox, Gary Claxton, Larry Levitt, Michelle Long, Selena Gonzales & Nolan Sroczynski | Kaiser Family Foundation | June 15, 2016

Marketplace premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), already a subject of perennial interest, have gained even more attention amid unfavorable financial results from some insurers, as well as initial reports of steep premium increases requested for 2017.

A scene of chaos: Orlando surgeon details night in trauma center

By: Rick Jervis, USA Today | June 18, 2016

ORLANDO – Nothing in trauma surgeon Michael Cheatham's two decades in emergency rooms prepared him for the scene that greeted him as he walked into Orlando Regional Medical Center early Sunday.

Spiraling drug costs prompt call for major Medicare changes

By: Tribune News Services | Chicago Tribune | June 15, 2016

Calling the rising cost of drugs "unsustainable," congressional advisers on Wednesday recommended major changes to Medicare's popular outpatient prescription program, now 10 years old.


Kantos named CEO for Wild Rose and Waupaca

By: Staff | Waupaca County News | June 15, 2016

The management teams have been realigned at ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca and Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital.

Film, panel discussion focus on end-of-life care

By: Steve Rundio | The Tomah Journal | June 7, 2016

Officials say 90 percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so.