Our thoughts go out to all the brave hospital workers on the frontline of the


WHA's Emergency Preparedness Resource Page has information on COVID-19.

For information on rescheduling of the spring district conventions because of the pandemic go to the calendar tab.

             PHOTO OF THE MONTH        

Send your pictures to Patricia Franks to be included in our galleries.


    A Laugh is Always Good Medicine    

Like the rest of America, the attendees originally invited to the Spring Full Board Meeting had to make adjustments because the in person session originally planned for March 19 – 20 in Madison had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. Instead of an in-person meeting, participates called into a teleconference set up by Leigh Ann Larson from the Wisconsin Hospital Association. (A new

experience for a number of the participants.) To cover all the topics on the agenda the teleconference ran for about four hours. Luna, Sherry Jelic’s cat, however was not happy with her owner spending so much time engaged in

discussions with the group. Toward the very end of the teleconference, Luna could be heard making loud chirps, trills and chirrups to tell us it was time for the meeting to end so her owner could pay attention to her.

If you would like to share pictures of the ways you and your family are coping with the pandemic, send them in to me so I can post them.

   Partners of WHA Districts   

*****  NEW  *****


The new bylaws have been posted and can be found on the Leadership Handbook page.

Updated "Local President's Annual Report" and "Change of Information" forms have been posted under Forms.

A survey is live to get your feedback on Partners operations.  Click here to take the survey.
Organizational Purpose:

Partners of WHA supports healthcare volunteers through education and advocacy for the health of our communities. 


Download the Partners of WHA Brochure here.

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 2019 -


Districts Reporting                                                                 7
Partners of WHA Member Organizations                            56
Partners of WHA Member Organizations reporting            54


         Lakes District Members                        1,427
         North Central District Members            1,177
         Northwestern District Members               681
         Southeastern District Members            1,018

         Southern District Members                   2,391
         West Central District Members                726
         Western District Members                       867
                              TOTAL                              8,287

Total Hours Reported                                                 894,105

Total Fundraising Projects                                                 224       

Total Money given from Fundraising                    $ 1,706,171

Number of Scholarships Awarded                                    339

Total Money given in Scholarships                          $ 371,125

Number of Contacts with Legislators                             1,090

Number of Public Policy articles                                       146 

Number of Health Education projects/programs               241

Number of Health Education articles in Newsletters        167

Submitted on March 17, 2019 by Jan Molaska, President of Partners of WHA

(Revised 4/1/2020)

Affiliated Organizations

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Web Coordinator,:  Patricia Franks          pfranks1974@gmail.com

President:              Jan  Molaska             jmolaska@gmail.com