WHA Emergency Preparedness Conference
September 20, 2017
Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison 

This one-day conference features national experts who will share lessons learned from real world events and focus on current threats facing health care organizations, including workplace and community violence and highly infectious diseases. Attendees have the opportunity to collect strategies to enhance emergency management programs and integrate those preparedness and communication strategies into daily operations.

Patient & Family Engagement Workshop
September 19, 2017
Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

National expert Kelly Parent will lead this one-day workshop focused on ways to actively seek and incorporate the perspective of the patient and family in their care delivery design. In addition, hospital leaders in attendance will gain practical information and network with hospitals who have successfully formed and sustained Patient and Family Advisory Councils.

This workshop is open to all Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) hospitals.

WCMEW Conference: The Future Landscape of Wisconsin’s Health Care Workforce
September 27, 2017
Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells 

The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW) presents this one-day, statewide conference to focus on health care workforce issues in Wisconsin. Participants will forget connections across stakeholder groups, developing the ability to frame workforce challenges as opportunities for collaboration and creativity. Experts will present approaches to address projected health care workforce issues, including preparing health professionals for an evolving care system leveraging community leadership, and formulating effective public policy. WCMEW is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization whose purpose is to facilitate strategies to assure an adequate supply of health care providers to meet the needs of Wisconsin citizens today and into the future.

2017 Health Care Administrative Professionals Conference
October 5, 2017
Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells 

The WHA annual Health Care Administrative Professionals Conference is designed to help health care administrative professionals in their day-to-day responsibilities and to motivate them to stay focused, dedicated, and disciplined.

“Smarter Skills and Traits for Today’s Assistant” will cover essential skills and traits needed to be a successful administrative assistant. Participants will discuss time-management, communication best practices and how to be an effective gatekeeper and while adapting to different personality and demonstrating a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism.

The program will also focus on managing information, communications schedules and workload through Microsoft Outlook, focusing on tipis and time saving solutions.

Re-energizing Fall and Injury Prevention Practices Workshop

This one-day conference features national expert Patricia Quigley, Ph.D., as she focused on helping participants better understand and apply the state of the science specific to fall and injury prevention, regulatory guidelines and essential programmatic components, shifts in clinical practice for individualized care management as well as population-based approaches. The workshop will also cover patient engagement and autonomy and redesigns post-fall management practices. Conference participants will create action plans that incorporate small tests of change to accelerate patient safety capacity and accountability.

The workshop is open to all Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) hospitals, and through the support of the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, critical access and small rural hospitals that are eligible for Flex grant funding are welcome to attend. 

October 11, 2017 - Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Preparing the Chargemaster for 2018
December 1, 2017
Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells 

This program will focus on helping you update your chargemaster for the 2018 reporting requirements and new chargemaster opportunities to keep you “in the know” for CPT and HCPCS coding revisions. As in previous years, it is anticipated every ancillary department of the facility’s chargemaster will be impacted by the new coding changes. Discussions will focus on requirements with revisions, as well as strategies for department staff education. This year’s program will be led by coding expert Glenda Schuler, back by popular demand.

WHA Contact:

Jennifer Frank

Vice President

Education and Marketing



For registration questions contact:

Kayla Chatterton

Education Coordinator