August 29, 2017

STILL: Quality health-care saves Wisconsin businesses money over the long haul

By: Tom Still | Wisconsin State Journal | August 26, 2017

In the same week when Wisconsin’s overall health-care quality was ranked No. 1 in the nation by the federal agency that tracks such data, the state Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council came up with a solution in search of a problem.

Wisconsin not just Top 10 again, but No. 1 in health care

By: Drew Kelly | WIZM 1410 | August 22, 2017

State hasn't been off Top 10 since report started in 2007. When it comes to overall health care, Wisconsin is No. 1.

Wisconsin has best health care quality in the nation, federal agency says

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | August 23, 2017

Wisconsin has the best health care quality in the country, based on a ranking of 130 measures by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Wisconsin Hospital Association said Tuesday.

Rising need for mental health care spurs growth for Rogers Behavioral Health System

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | August 26, 2017

OCONOMOWOC - Rogers Memorial Hospital’s lakefront campus is a vestige of its founding as Oconomowoc Health Resort in 1907, when fresh air and the countryside were recommended treatments for people with mental illness, and hydrotherapy, such as bathing in spring water, was considered an innovation.

Northern Wisconsin Clinic Receives $5 Million For Drug Treatment Expansion

By: Danielle Kaeding | WPR | August 24, 2017

Community health centers in northern Wisconsin will see around $5 million to help expand treatment for addiction.

Walker, Gallagher talk trauma-informed care at Green Bay Boys & Girls Club

By: Samantha Hernandez, USA Today Network, WI | Green Bay Press-Gazette | August 28, 2017

GREEN BAY - Rep. Mike Gallagher and Tonette Walker came to Green Bay Friday to promote the understanding and use of trauma-informed care in helping emotionally scarred children.


Houston’s Hospitals Treat Storm Victims and Become Victims Themselves

By: Sheri Fink and Alan Blinder | The New York Times | August 28, 2017

Water poured into hospitals. Ambulances were caught up in roiling floodwaters. Medical transport helicopters were grounded by high winds. Houston’s world-renowned health care infrastructure found itself battered by Hurricane Harvey, struggling to treat storm victims while becoming a victim itself.

Every county in US set to have an ObamaCare option

By: Jessie Hellmann | The Hill | August 24, 2017

Every county in the U.S. will have at least one ObamaCare insurer on the exchanges next year after CareSource announced Thursday it would fill the last remaining “bare” county in Ohio.

Four Steps That Could Cut Health Insurance Premiums And Boost Enrollment

By: Alison Kodjak | NPR | August 25, 2017

Congress and the Trump administration could boost insurance coverage by a couple of million people and lower premiums by taking a few actions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets, according to a new analysis by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

Hospitals Join State Agencies Helping People In Hurricane Harvey’s Path

By: Jeff Paul | CBS DFW | August 24, 2017

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A day ahead of Hurricane Harvey, several agencies across North Texas are pitching in to help people along the Texas coast.

Utah insurers want high-cost patients removed from the Obamacare marketplace

By: Kelly Gifford |The Salt Lake Tribune | August 28, 2017

The last two insurers still offering to cover Utahns under Obamacare say the system is broken — and to help fix it, they want state lawmakers to exclude patients with the highest medical costs.

Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

By: Rachel Estabrook | NPR | August 22, 2017

In the wake of congressional Republicans' failure to pass a health care bill, two governors from different parties are going to bring their own ideas to Washington.

Elder abuse: ERs learn how to protect a vulnerable population

By: Barbara Sadick, Kaiser Health News | USA Today | August 27, 2017

Abuse often leads to depression and medical problems in older patients — even death within a year of an abusive incident.


UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital, now 10 years old, continues to expand

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | August 25, 2017

With two babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at UW Health’s American Family Children’s Hospital and two young boys at home, Jackie and Zach Westrick, of Madison, are managing a parental juggling act.