WHA Selected to Present at WCMEW Conference

September 15, 2017

Two members of WHA’s Government Affairs team will participate in a panel discussion on health care workforce issues at the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW) Conference September 27 in Wisconsin Dells. Kyle O’Brien, senior vice president, government affairs, and Ann Zenk, vice president, workforce and clinical practice, will be joined on the panel by Bruce Palzkill, deputy administrator at the Department of Workforce Development, and Bob Van Meeteren, CEO, Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Panel members will discuss workforce barriers from the legislative, regulatory, programming and practice perspectives.

O’Brien will moderate the panel, presenting opportunities to discuss public policy that supports the Wisconsin health care workforce. Zenk will provide WHA’s 3 P’s—policy, practice and payment—as a framework for assessing workforce issues and solutions. The conversation will address both local and statewide issues, leveraging the expertise of panelists with experience in system leadership, clinical practice and pipeline programs.

Event attendees will be exposed to multiple approaches to state and federal policies that have impacted the health care workforce in the past, learn to identify pitfalls to creating successful workforce policy, and have an opportunity to consider future policy priorities for health care workforce stakeholders.

For more information about the workforce summit presented by WCMEW, go to www.cvent.com/d/85qxys. The event, “The Future Landscape of Wisconsin’s Health Care Workforce” will be held in Wisconsin Dells September 27. Contact WCMEW Executive Director George Quinn with questions at gquinn@wcmew.org.

This story originally appeared in the September 15, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter