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   Aspirus Grand Rounds - Canine Therapy  

Presenter were


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.

 Register Now  at the WHA website


*****  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 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                             8.686

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.

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Web Coordinator,:  Patricia Franks

President:              Jan  Molaska