CELEBRATING 100 YEARS: The 60s--The Executive Director, Warren Von Ehren, Gets Busy
Warren Von Ehren worked half-time in March 1960, getting settled in Madison with an office and the immediate staff he needed. Beginning to work full-time in April brought orientation to Madison and the beginning of a new Wisconsin Hospitals
, the official publication of the WHA. It became a monthly newsletter and replaced the former periodic publication.
Von Ehren began to meet with WHA’s members, allied associations and other groups. His plan was to represent the association at meetings with other organizations in the health care services field.
“It will be my aim to see developed, with your help, a dynamic and progressive State Hospital Association program, with the ultimate goal of helping each hospital in the State serve its community better,” Von Ehren stated in the May 1960 Wisconsin Hospitals
Von Ehren worked diligently to create annual conventions during the 1960s to bring the members together to learn, advocate and collaborate. He also worked to inspire strong leadership through officer, trustee and committee participation.
Click to see a document of board rosters, committees and convention wrap-ups (with photos) from 1960-1966.
This story originally appeared in the June 04, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter