Former Gov. Tommy Thompson Joins WHA in Latest Public Education Effort

May 28, 2020

Former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has joined with WHA in its campaign reminding the public that Wisconsin’s hospitals and clinics remain safe, clean and ready to help people get the important regular care and services they need. He is also encouraging the public to continue taking proper precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
 
“I am proud of how the people of Wisconsin have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Thompson says in the 30-second public service announcement, which will be aired by television stations around the state. “Now we need to keep up the good work! Social distancing is still important; wash your hands – and don’t put off getting necessary medical care,” Gov. Thompson says.
 
The PSA was produced by WHA and can be viewed here.
 
“It’s so important that people don’t delay necessary care, and appreciate former Governor Thompson sharing that message” WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding said. “His love for Wisconsin and extensive knowledge of health care makes him a trusted spokesperson to help spread the message about Wisconsin’s safe, clean and available hospitals and clinics. These are messages WHA will continue to share as we move into the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
 
The television-oriented PSA featuring Gov. Thompson's part in the public awareness campaign builds upon previous WHA efforts, including partnering with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (WACEP) on two radio-focused PSAs which were also distributed statewide. WHA has also regularly used various social media platforms to support the message of patient heath and hospital availability.
 
Contact WHA Vice President of Communications Mark Grapentine for more information.
 

This story originally appeared in the May 28, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter