Fight the Bite! Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites
With the unofficial start of summer behind us, many Wisconsin residents are looking ahead to warmer weather and all the resources our state has to offer. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched a statewide campaign to help everyoneFight the Bite and avoid tick and mosquito bites this season. Many people find ticks and mosquitoes to be annoying when they ’re enjoying outdoor activities; but even worse, bites from either can make you...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 31, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Teens, Young Adults Visit Emergency Rooms More than Others for Heat-Related Illnesses, New Data Review Finds
Anew look at data from Minnesota and Wisconsin found that teens and adults 15 to 34 years old in both states are the most likely to visit the emergency department for heat-related illness. This finding was somewhat surprising as the majority of public health alerts during heat waves focus on the very young and the very old since they are at higher risk for death and longer hospitalizations. This work highlights that teens and younger adults, particularly...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 30, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Foodborne Illness Advisory: Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Salmonella Risk
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Minnesota Department of Health, and Wisconsin local health departments are working with the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate an ongoing multi-state outbreak ofsalmonellosis linked to consumption of certain Del Monte vegetable trays. To date, all ill patients associated with this...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

State Health Department Launches Campaign to Get More Wisconsin Children Immunized
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the launch of a statewide campaign toencourage parents to get their children immunized. The campaign includes advertisements on radio, the web, and social media platforms, and is targeted to parents of children 0-3 years old, and pregnant women who are making decisions about immunizing their babies. “Immunizations are safe and effective and not only protect the child, but the people...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DNR and DHS Work Together to Improve Water Quality in Wisconsin
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced two new water quality initiatives as part of Governor Evers ’ Year of Clean Drinking Water declaration for 2019. This week the DNR worked with Department of Health Services (DHS) to ask the health agency to review 40 contaminants for possiblegroundwater quality standards. This work comes on the heels of the department asking DHS last spring to review an initial 27 contaminants, including two per- and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Health Officials Encourage Vaccination Against Hepatitis A
In light of ongoing, significant outbreaks ofhepatitis A throughout the country, state health officials are encouraging vaccination against the hepatitis A virus. Although there is not a current outbreak in Wisconsin, the state did have four cases of hepatitis A reported earlier this year. Outbreaks have occurred in other Midwest states, including Illinois, and preparation for such an outbreak in Wisconsin is ongoing. Each year Wisconsin typically has 10...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 9, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Awards Grant to Fund New Peer-Run Respite for Veterans
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awardedMental Health America of Wisconsin a grant to develop and manage the nation ’s firstpeer-run respite home for veterans experiencing distress related to mental health and substance use challenges. The first peer-run respite opened in Wisconsin in 2015 as part of the reforms to the state ’s behavioral health system to focus on the prevention of...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 27, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Include Children's Immunizations on Your Spring Break Schedule
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging families to protect their children, themselves and their communities by scheduling vaccinations for their children during this year ’s school spring break. “Vaccinations are safe and effective, and help protect our children, our parents, and our friends and neighbors,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk, DHS Deputy Secretary. “They help keep kids from missing school and parents from missing work or other activities due to illne sses which...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

State Health Officials Warn the Flu Season is Far From Over
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) expects this to beone of the longest flu seasons in recent memory with the powerful influenza A/H3 virus currently affecting young and old alike. “The average peak for flu activity is the first week of February, but we expect this season to extend at least through the end of March, if not beyond.” said DHS Influenza Coordinator Thomas Haupt. The H3 type of the virus is more powerful than the A/H1 virus that...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Melting Snow and Rain is Causing Flooding in Wisconsin
With many communities currently dealing with floods or preparing for them, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is reminding residents on how to stay safe during these events. " Wisconsin has seen a great deal of precipitation this winter, and now we're seeing widespread flooding as it all melts. While it's important for all of us to be prepared for flooding, it's critical that people who live along water bodies and in low lying areas to protect themselves against flooding, " said Dr...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Butterball LLC Recalls Ground Turkey Products Linked to Salmonella Infections
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and local health departments are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections. To date, the investigation has identified four Wisconsin residents who are infected with the same strain (DNA fingerprint) of Salmonella . The four Wisconsin patients are linked to Butterball raw ground turkey products. Additionally, a Minnesota resident with the same...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 14, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Relaunches Tobacco Prevention Campaign to Address Youth E-cigarette Epidemic
In early 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services(DHS) issued a rare health advisory on youth e-cigarette use in response to new data showing skyrocketing vape use among Wisconsin teens (from 8% of high school students in 2014 to 20% in 2018). DHS is continuing to build on the awareness created by the advisory with the relaunch of their Tobacco is Changing media campaign across the state. Tobacco is Changing, which originally debuted in November...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 8, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Secretary Designee Palm: Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access
Today Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Designee Andrea Palm highlighted critical portions of Governor Evers ’ 2019-2021 DHS budget proposal, which was introduced last week. “Governor Evers’ budget makes historic investments in the health and well-being of every Wisconsinite,” said Secretary Designee Palm. “Through critical investments in our providers and health care workforce, this budget recog nizes that health care is a cornerstone of economic development in communities all across...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 6, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

March FoodShare Benefits will be Available March 1
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that funding for March FoodShare benefits is available. FoodShare members will see their benefits on their QUEST cards, and be able to use them, on March 1, 2019. Due to the recent federal government shutdown, February FoodShare benefits were issued early to members, on January 20, 2019. DHS is adjusting the March benefit schedule to minimize the length of time between February and March benefit issuance dates. A normal benefit...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 8, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

The Department of Health Services Receives another Temporary Extension of the SeniorCare Program
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is granting the Department of Health Services (DHS) an additional temporary extension of Wisconsin ’s SeniorCare waiver. This is the second extension DHS has received in 2019 for the SeniorCare waiver, which expired at the end of 2018. This 60-day temporary extension allows the program to continue until March 31, 2019, as CMS finalizes its review of the application for a long-term extension. Re views of applications have been...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 1, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Additional Government Benefits Call Centers Closed Due to Winter Storm
After Governor Tony Evers issued a state of emergency for Wisconsin because of severe weather, more counties continue to do the same. This means some Wisconsin Income Maintenance Call Centers and agencies may be closed throughout the week, impacting the flow of information about BadgerCare Plus, FoodShare, Medicaid, and Wisconsin Shares benefits. People will not be able to call in to those counties to ask questions about benefits, applications, or do on-demand FoodShare interviews. However,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 30, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Winter Storm Causing Some Government Benefits Call Center Closures
In response to the ongoing winter weather and dangerously cold temperatures, Governor Tony Evers has issued a state of emergency for Wisconsin, and several counties are doing the same. This means some Wisconsin Income Maintenance Call Centers and agencies may be closed throughout the week, impacting the flow of information about BadgerCare Plus, FoodShare, Medicaid, and Wisconsin Shares benefits. People will not be able to call in to those counties to ask questions about benefits, applications...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 29, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Take Precautions Against Extreme Cold
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants everyone totake precautions as dangerously cold temperatures blanket the state. The National Weather Service is forecasting the coldest periods will begin late Thursday, January 24, and continue into Saturday morning, January 26. Wind chill readings of 25 to 40 below zero will be possible each night. Wind chills of 20 to 25 below zero will be possible nearly every night into the middle of next...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Asks FoodShare Members to Be Aware of March Benefit Letters
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) says FoodShare members should be aware that some letters they receive will say they are getting no benefits in March due to the federal government shutdown. Our top priority is to ensure the needs of Wisconsin residents are met, and to share information with members, partners, and stakeholders as the situation evolves. DHS continues to work with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to understand the impacts the shutdown may have on March benefits...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Wisconsin Food and Nutrition Programs Will Continue Despite Federal Government Shutdown
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that funding for February benefits will be available for current FoodShare members, those participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), despite the federal government shutdown. “During this time of uncertainty, Wisconsin residents should be assured that FoodShare, WIC, and other federally funded food assistance...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

State Health Department Issues Public Health Advisory on E-Cigarette Use by Wisconsin Youth
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued a Public Health Advisory about the alarming trend of e-cigarette use by youth in the state.Read the full advisory.(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 4, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Monarch House Peer-Run Respite Now Welcoming Guests
The Monarch House peer-run respite for people experiencing difficulty coping withmental health andsubstance use challenges is now open in Menomonie. This isone of three peer-run respites funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)that in many cases serve as an alternative to emergency room visits and hospitalizations. The other peer-run respites include Iris Place in...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Underage Tobacco Sales Down 18% in Wisconsin
Underage tobacco sales in Wisconsin fell from 7.1% in 2017 to 5.8% in 2018, according to theFederal Synar Survey, which measures how frequently tobacco retailers sell to minors. The dip in underage sales reverses the upward trend in tobacco sales to minors in recent years. “Retailers are our partners in the effort to prevent tobacco sales to minors, and we applaud their efforts to help protect children’s health, said...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 17, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: New Grants to Help Inmates in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction
Inmates living withopioid use disorder at 16 county jails are eligible for a medication-assisted treatment program funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The program is designed to help people stay off heroin and prescription painkillers after they are released. “The need for opioid use disorder treatment reaches across all populations, including people in the criminal justice system,” says DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 11, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: DHS Issues Public Health Alert to Local Health Officials about Suspected Opioid Activity
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today issued its first public health alert to local health departments in counties wheresuspected opioid drug overdose activity has taken place. DHS uses theNational Syndromic Surveillance Program BioSense Platform to learn about the suspected increase in activity so it can alert affected health departments. This process allows for more timely communication...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

CMS Approves Temporary Extension of SeniorCare
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is granting a temporary extension of Wisconsin ’s SeniorCare waiver, which is set to expire at the end of 2018. The temporary extension allows the program to continue as CMS finalizes its review of the application for a long-term extension. In April of 2018, under the direction of Governor Scott Walker, the Department of Health Services (DHS) submitted an application requesting an extension of its Section 1115 Research and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 6, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

New Grants to Rural Hospitals Address Health Care Workforce Shortages
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today the recipients of new grants totaling close to $300,000 over two years to assist rural hospitals in filling “high need, high demand” positions – those where the demand for specific professionals exceeds the supply of available workers. The grants support education and training for an array of allied health professionals, including surgical technologists, substance abuse counselors-in-training, centr al service technicians,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Adult Smoking Hits a New Low in Wisconsin
New data show thatstatewide efforts to reduce smoking rates are paying off, with the state ’s smoking rate falling to 16% in 2017 after several years at 17%, according to the Department of Health Services’ Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey (BRFSS). One of the biggest reductions is among those aged 35-44, down to 19% in 2017 from 24% in 2016. There are also signs that s moking rates may be starting to fall for some groups that have higher...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 27, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: Madison and Milwaukee Organizations Receive $250,000 Grants for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is expanding access to effective treatment foropioid use disorder through partnerships with two community organizations. ARC Community Services, Madison, and United Community Center, Milwaukee, each have received $250,000 to offer medication-assisted treatment in their regions. “Medication-assisted treatment is the gold standard of care for people diagnosed with an...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 26, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Getting a Flu Shot Now Can Help Protect You and Your Holiday Guests
Health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to include flu shots in their planning for upcoming holiday get-togethers with family and friends. “We all want to protect our elderly relatives, the new babies joining the family tree, students home from school, and other family and friends who gather at our homes for holiday events,” said State Health Officer Karen McKeown. “Getting a flu shot is a great way to help keep yourself— and y our holiday guests—healthy this flu season.” Some 7,530...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 19, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

State Health Agency Urges Safety When Processing, Cooking, and Eating Wild Game
As Wisconsin ’s gun deer season gets underway, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind hunters, their families, and anyone who serves or eats wild game or birds tomake sure the meat is handled properly and cooked thoroughly before it is eaten. “Wild game meat, including venison, bear meat, and wild fowl may contain a variety of bacteria and parasites that can cause illness in humans if the meat is not properly cooked,” cautioned...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Mental Health Grant Awards to Assist Youth in Need
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Department Children and Families (DCF) awarded a $250,000 grant to Columbia, Green Lake, Sauk, and Waushara counties, to work together to provide an in-home mental health crisis stabilization service for local youth. A voluntary service, in-home mental health crisis stabilization for youth is designed to help young people better understand the cause of their psychological distress, while teaching them healthy coping skills to manage similar...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 15, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Fifteen Counties Awarded Mental Health Crisis Response Improvement Grants
Aided by grants from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), 15 counties are improving how they respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis. Each of the following counties has received a $20,000 grant to enhance mental health crisis intervention services. Ashland Brown Dane Dunn Eau Claire Human Service Center (Forest, Oneida, and Vilas) Kenosha La Crosse Ozaukee Racine Rock Washington Waukesha Winnebago Wood Each county ’s project is designed to address local needs,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 13, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Winnebago Mental Health Institute is the First DHS Facility to Go Live with Electronic Health Records
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched an electronic health records system for its seven care and treatment facilities, with Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh the first location to go live with the new program known as DHS Connect. “DHS Connect is part of our commitment to provide high quality care to the people we serve in our seven facilities,” says DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer. “It will streamline the access and exchange of critical information among all...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 12, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Prepare to " Fall Back " by Checking Home Detectors
As we prepare to turn back the clocks this weekend, and temperatures continue to fall, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents totake action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. We “fall back” an hour on November 4, and when you turn back your clocks, it’s also a good practice to check both your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. “When the temperature drops, we begin to see an uptick in carbon monoxide poisonings,” said Dr. Jon...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 2, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

The Department of Health Services Seeks Approval for Disaster FoodShare Benefits for People Impacted by Severe Weather, Flooding
Today, the Department of Health Services (DHS) submitted a complete application to the federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) requesting disaster FoodShare benefits for residents affected by the widespread flooding and extreme storms that impacted much of the state in late-August and early-September. Following the statewide State of Emergency declared by Governor Scott Walker, DHS requested approval from FNS to provide additional assistance to people in counties most impacted by severe...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 1, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Reported in a Wisconsin Resident
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today thata confirmed human case of St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) disease in a resident of Dane County, the first reported case in the state since 1981. SLEV isrelated to West Nile virus (WNV) and, like WNV, is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. SLEV is not transmitted person-to-person. SLEV is rare in Wisconsin...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 1, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Awarded Federal Grant to Expand Child Psychiatry Consultation Program
Wisconsin will receive a $445,000 Pediatric Mental Health Care Access grant to expand the state ’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP), which provides consultation and referral services to primary care providers working with children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today. Wisconsin was one of 18 states to r eceive the funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. “Mental health services are...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 23, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Launches Addiction Recovery Helpline
The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is now available to connect people with resources to overcome a dependence onopioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is managed by 211 Wisconsin. “An addiction to opioids or other substances can be treated. Recovery is possible,” said DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives Paul Krupski. “The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline offers...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 22, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today it has received $2.8 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue thefight against the state ’s opioid epidemic. The funds will be used to enhance and strengthen opioid public health prevention efforts in Wisconsin. One million dollars of the grant will be distributed to partners to support projects in their communities. “Every community in Wisconsin is unique and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Another Wisconsin County Added to the List with Confirmed Cases of Severe Bleeding Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoids
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that Racine County now has a confirmed case ofsevere bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids tainted with rat poison. There are now 67 confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 16 probable cases. Other counties with confirmed cases are Dane, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Outagamie, and Rock. These cases have ranged in age from 16 to over 60 years old. To date, there has been one death in...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $24 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced this week the state has been awarded a two-year federal grant totaling nearly $24 million to support a comprehensive response toWisconsin ’s opioid crisis. The funding is part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant program. “We will use this funding to advance our ongoing efforts to provide hope, health, and healing to communities and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 26, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Wants Wisconsin to Avoid a Serious, Deadly Flu Season This Year
With a newflu season fast approaching, health officials are reminding people of the toll last year ’s season took on Wisconsin residents, and encouraging everyone to get a flu shot to protect their families, communities, and themselves. “The dangers of the flu are real, especially for the very young, for older adults, and for those with other health problems,” said State Health Officer Kare n McKeown. “Getting a flu shot helps protects not only you, but also...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 24, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

More Cases of Severe Bleeding in Wisconsin Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoids
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed 16 additional cases ofsevere bleeding caused by the use of synthetic cannabinoids containing rat poison. That brings the total number of people affected in this outbreak to 80. The counties with confirmed cases include Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Rock, and now Fond du Lac. These cases have ranged in age from 16 to over 50 years old. To date, there has been one death in Wisconsin...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

State, Counties, Tribes Commit to Transformation of Behavioral Health System for Children
At a meeting today in the Wisconsin Dells, more than 400 behavioral health professionals furthered their commitment to Wisconsin ’s Children’s System of Care, a Department of Health Services (DHS) initiative to enhance the public behavioral health system’s care and treatment services for children...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 12, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: Program Guides Opioid Overdose Survivors to Health and Healing
A program that helpsopioid overdose survivors avoid another overdose and encourages them to stay engaged in treatment has expanded to cover 22 hospital emergency departments through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). ED2Recovery is managed by Wisconsin Voices for Recovery. “ED2Recovery helps opioid overdose survivors understand that addiction is a health condition that can be treated,” says DHS Director of Opioid...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 11, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Staying Emotionally Healthy When Disaster Strikes
As parts of the state continue to face new and extended flooding conditions, it is important to remember to take care of yourself physically and mentally. Storms and floods not only damage property, they can affect your emotional well-being. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) offers these tips to help people cope with the stress and unexpected changes natural disasters can create: Talk with others who understand how you feel. Don ’t isolate yourself. Exercise. Even something...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 6, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Reminds Residents in Flooded Areas to Take Steps to Make Sure Their Water is Safe to Drink
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to encourage residents in flooded areas to make sure their drinking water is safe, whether a resident has a private well or is on municipal water service. Private well owners: Do not use water from a private well that has been or is flooded. If the water is cloudy, smells bad, or is colored, DO NOT DRINK IT. Wait until floodwaters recede and test the well for contamination. While water is being tested, drink bottled water or water from a...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 31, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Eight More Cases of Severe Bleeding and Hospitalizations Due to “Fake Weed” in Wisconsin
Wisconsin continues to see cases of severe bleeding following the use of synthetic cannabinoids, often called “fake weed,” “K2,” and “spice.” The bleeding occurs asthese products contain rat poison (brodifacoum). Overall, Wisconsin has seen 54 cases since March of this year, with 40 confirmed and 14 probable. Counties with confirmed cases include Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie, and Rock. “There have been eight new cases in the last two weeks,”...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 31, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Flooding, Storm Damage, and Labor Day Weekend: Keeping Your Family Healthy and Safe
For many people, the Labor Day Weekend is a last chance to get in family trips and activities before school begins and summer turns to fall, but holiday weekend falls on the heels of extreme weather conditions leading to widespread flooding and storm damage. Governor Scott Walker has issued a statewide disaster declaration, directing state agencies to assist in the response and recovery efforts. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), along with other state agencies, offers these...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 30, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news