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.
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
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 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