Over the next several weeks, WHA will share stories that illustrate our members’ commitment to creating healthier communities. The stories that will be featured on WHA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts are from the WHA 2017 Annual Community Impact Report (Report). WHA received more than 100 submissions for the report in 2017.
For more than a decade, WHA has published an annual report that highlights the critical role that hospitals and health systems have in ensuring that people living in the communities they serve have access to the care they need, when they need it.
Wisconsin hospitals use their resources to support a broad range of services that include providing financial assistance, funding free clinics, sponsoring health education opportunities, partnering with local employers to increase access to care, and working with other community organizations on complex socioeconomic issues.
“Wisconsin hospitals commit financial and human resources to improve the overall health status of the citizens of our state by providing essential services in their communities,” according to WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding. “If they were not doing this, many of these services simply would not exist or would place a much greater burden on our state and local governments. Wisconsin’s hospitals and health systems provide the health care ‘safety net’ across the state, ensuring our most vulnerable populations receive the care they need.”
WHA will notify the hospital or health system PR team when their stories are shared. If you have questions, contact Mary Kay Grasmick, WHA vice president, communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.