Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and state lawmakers joined leaders from Mayo Clinic Health System May 8 to announce the expansion of Mayo’s psychiatry residency program in northwest Wisconsin. This expansion will include two new residents per training year, which may result in as many as eight new practicing clinicians in Eau Claire at one time.
“Across the nation, there is significant need for more psychiatric care providers. It is a critically important area of health care,” said Richard Helmers, MD, regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin. “Increasing access to mental health care is vitally important to our patients and the overall health of the communities we live in.”
Also this week, WHA sent out a press release announcing new data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program. The release stated that this program, initiated by WHA and championed by Gov. Walker and the state Legislature, will fund 133 additional Wisconsin-based residencies by July 2020.