Jennifer MuellerVice President, Info. Center; Privacy Officer608-274-1820EMAIL: Jennifer Mueller
Summers in Wisconsin are known for long, sun-filled days spent outdoors. However, the sun can become too powerful for human bodies, resulting in heat-related illnesses. These illnesses are some of the most dangerous weather-related conditions that occur during the peak heat months of July and August.
WHA Information Center data from 2020 show patients aged 60-80 years old had the highest visit counts due to a heat-related illness. The average age of patients suffering heat-related illness that year was 60. Those aged 61-70 years old had the largest total charge amount of any age group. Males accounted for 59% of all heat-related visits that year. Dane County registered the highest visit counts for heat-related illnesses.
The WHA Information Center (WHAIC) provides actionable information to increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which Wisconsin hospitals provide care to their communities. And the latest WHAIC data resource—the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Mapping Tool—is no exception.
This report provides insight into the effect
Wisconsin’s health care industry has on our state. Hospitals and health care systems rank as one of the state’s largest employers and strongest economic drivers.
The Guide to Wisconsin Hospitals provides detailed information about each hospital in Wisconsin, including general medical-surgical, long-term acute-care, psychiatric, alcohol and other drug abuse, rehabilitation, and state hospitals. The information is drawn from responses to the Annual Survey of Hospitals and the Hospital Fiscal Survey.