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Aspirus Grand Rounds - Canine Therapy
Brigitte Vanle- Medical College of WI student, who spoke about her canine therapy research project .
Deb Raatz- behavioral dog trainer. Deb spoke on Foundation Behavioral Training for Therapy Dogs.
Eileen Guthrie, who is an Aspirus Volunteer, gave a history of the program, information on how to become an Aspirus Volunteer with your certified dog, showed pictures of the dogs in action.
GRAND ROUNDS presentation are held monthly at Aspirus and also videotaped to go to all the other Aspirus entities.
The local television station covered the presentation, which spreads the news about Pet Therapy.
Partners of WHA Districts
WHA’s annual Advocacy Day event is designed to educate and motivate health care employees, trustees and volunteers on important health care-related issues to encourage grassroots advocacy opportunities. Featured speakers give timely insight into state and federal health care issues, while participating in legislative visits allows attendees to speak up on behalf of their hospitals.
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INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES ON CURRENT HEALTH ISSUES IN THE NEWS
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Partners of WHA supports healthcare volunteers through education and advocacy for the health of our communities.
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Partners of Wisconsin Hospital Association, Inc. (Partners) is a non-profit, volunteer service organization affiliated with Wisconsin Hospital Association. Founded in 1951 as Wisconsin Hospital Association Auxiliaries, Partners, which changed its name in 1997, now boasts almost 9,000 members in Wisconsin.
Partners emphasizes auxiliary participation in health education, health career and wellness programs, and volunteer service to Wisconsin hospitals, focusing on public policy education and advocacy to Wisconsin hospitals.
Partners promotes leadership development offering resources, meetings and seminars to local hospital auxiliaries.
Partners shares information on successful auxiliary programs, fund raising and trends in volunteerism through its quarterly newsletter, Reaching Out, and through legislative and health education mailings.
For the Year 2018 -
Districts Reporting 7
Partners of WHA Member Organizations 56
Partners of WHA Member Organizations reporting 56
Lakes District Members 1,595
North Central District Members 1,415
Northwestern District Members 802
Southeastern District Members 1,073
Southern District Members 2,075
West Central District Members 779
Western District Members 811
Total Hours Reported 954,086
Total Fundraising Projects 485
Total Money given from Fundraising $ 1,906,641
Number of Scholarships Awarded 431
Total Money given in Scholarships $ 456,538
Number of Contacts with Legislators 1,005
Number of Public Policy articles 179
Members who serve on Hospital Public Policy Committees YES 2 NO 51
Number of Health Education projects/programs 278
Number of Health Education articles in Newsletters 274
Submitted on March 17, 2019 by Jan Molaska, President of Partners of WHA.