Mark your calendar now for the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s (WHA’s) Advocacy Day 2021, scheduled for Wednesday, April 14. This year, WHA has contracted with the professional virtual event platform LeaderPass
to deliver this event to advocates across the state virtually.
While the day’s virtual format will be a little different than years past, attendees can still expect to hear from a great lineup of speakers, including an opening keynote address by Frank Sesno. Sesno is an internationally recognized journalist with more than 30 years of experience reporting from around the world. Well known as a television anchor, White House correspondent and talk show host with CNN, he is also a nationally renowned moderator who has engaged some of the world’s leading personalities.
Attendees are also encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with their legislators and/or their staff virtually at Advocacy Day 2021. Specific times, in 30-minutes intervals, are set aside on April 14, 15, and 16 for these meetings. WHA will take care of the scheduling and will inform advocates of their meeting dates and times and provide instructions to join the Zoom meetings.
WHA encourages and invites hospital CEOs, CFOs, managers, nurse executives, quality managers, hospital volunteers, hospital trustees, WHA Hospitals Education & Advocacy Team (HEAT) grassroots members, Partners of WHA members, WHA corporate members and any other hospital staff interested in helping to shape the future of health care in Wisconsin communities to attend.
With the continued prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the forecasted long-term effects of the virus on hospital and health system operations, finances and workforce, adding your voice to Advocacy Day this year is more important than ever.
There is no registration fee to participate in Advocacy Day, but pre-registration is required. Stay tuned for more updates on WHA’s website
, including how to register (after the New Year) and an announcement on the bipartisan legislative panel participants.
WHA members are also encouraged to stay informed of issues affecting Wisconsin’s health care system and join thousands of others in making the voice of Wisconsin hospitals heard loud and clear. By Signing up for HEAT
, you will receive:
- HEAT Alerts on important, timely public policy facing the governor, state Legislature or Congress that could impact Wisconsin hospitals and health care in the state;
- An invitation to WHA's annual Advocacy Day, where you will join more than 1,100 hospital administrators, employees, trustees, volunteers, physicians, patients and others passionate about protecting Wisconsin's high-quality, high-value health care system as they lobby in the state Capitol;
- Periodic public policy updates keeping you informed of the status and progress of legislative priorities; and
- Election resources, so you know where your candidates stand on health care issues.