Save-The-Date: June 5 - Statewide Post-Acute Care Conference, Appleton

March 23, 2018

The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), in collaboration with LeadingAge Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care (WiAHC), is planning a statewide conference intended to bring together partners in the continuum of care to share best practices for transitions of patients to post-acute care settings.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 5, 2018, and plan to attend “Post-Acute Care: Working Together Across the Care Continuum for Positive Patient Outcomes.” Nationally known transitions-of-care expert Eric Coleman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado, will provide the opening keynote presentation.

In addition, this important, one-day conference will include representatives from throughout the continuum of care—hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care providers—as presenters on the day’s agenda, sharing innovative strategies for overcoming obstacles that can impede successful care transitions and result in positive outcomes for discharged patients.

This conference is a direct result of the efforts of the WHA Post-Acute Care Work Group, convened in 2017 and tasked with identifying policies that may improve the ability of hospitals and health systems to provide or locate post-acute care for their patients. One specific issue examined was how hospitals and health systems work with post-acute providers to improve outcomes for discharged patients, and was the inspiration for the framework for this conference.

Again, mark your calendar for June 5 and plan to join us in Appleton for a day of valuable information sharing among providers across the continuum of care. Full conference information and online registration will be available in early April. Content questions can be directed to Laura Rose at or call 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the March 23, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter