Our thoughts go out to all the brave hospital workers on the frontline of the
Wisconsin Health Care Heroes!
Above is a picture of Johanna, who is one of the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Volunteens. To keep busy during the "Safer At Home" orders, she sewed 91 masks total, most of which she donated to the hospital.
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.
Convention Changes Because of the Pandemic
NOTICE: MAY 22, 2020
After much discussion and with input from Leigh Ann Larson, our WHA liaison, the Board of Directors of Partners of WHA has voted to cancel the face to face 2020 Partners Convention. The convention was scheduled to be held on October 6 – 8, 2020 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This was a very difficult decision, and was not made lightly. Our primary concern has been and will always remain, the health, safety and wellbeing of our members and participants.
Although we will not be gathering in person, Partners will be hosting a virtual meeting on October 7, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:30 A.M. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect officers and approve the 2021 budget. All members can join the virtual meeting but each organization is allowed 2 voting delegates.
The revised convention schedule is as follows:
October 5 - 7,2021 - Madison - Marriott - Hosting: Southern District Convention Chair, Terri Donlin – Mentor, Pat Freeders
October 4 - 6, 2022 - WI Dells - Chula Vista Resort - Hosting: Western District - Convention Co-chairs, Patsy Pippen & Iva Mulhern
October 3 - 5, 2023 - Stevens Point - Holiday Inn and Convention Center - Hosting: West Central District - Convention Chair, Betty Oddo
In recognition of the financial challenges that our member organizations are facing, Partners of WHA is waiving the 2020 dues payments. If you have already submitted payment, please let Julie Steiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you would like the money applied to 2021 or refunded.
The Best of the Best and WAVE awards will also be cancelled for 2020. For those that have submitted applications, please know they will be included in the 2021 competition. The deadline for applications has been extended so please continue to submit your nominations to the address listed on the form which can be found on the Partners website.
We know this is a trying time for everyone and hope you understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus and the concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.
If you have questions, concerns or comments please feel free to contact me by phone 715-581-9304 or email email@example.com
Until we can meet again, stay safe and thank you all for your commitment to Partners of WHA.
Partners of WHA
WHA's Emergency Preparedness Resource Page has information on COVID-19.
For information on rescheduling of conventions because of the pandemic go to the calendar tab.
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 WHA Districts
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