DHS Announces $10 Million in Funding for Health Clinics
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced $10 million in funding for health care providers serving the state's most underserved populations. The funds, provided through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will reimburse clinics for expenses stemming fromthe COVID-19 pandemic. “The clinics eligible for this funding are critical partners in Wisconsin’s response to COVID-19,” said DHS Secretary-designee...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 28, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Resilient Wisconsin Expands Reach
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced an expansion of the Resilient Wisconsin initiative. The initiative, which was launched last month, provides strategies for Wisconsinites to reduce stress and build resiliency. The new supports specifically cater to populations most significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “DHS is committed to providing meaningful public health information to the people of Wisconsin, and that includes information about mental and emotional...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 22, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Works with USDA and Retailers to Make Grocery Shopping Flexible and Safe for FoodShare Households
Beginning today, May 21, Wisconsin households that useFoodShare will be able to shop online at the two grocery retailers currently set up at the national level to accept online payment (Amazon and Walmart). FoodShare, the state ’s program that helps Wisconsinites with limited resources buy the food they need for good health, has seen an increase in applications since the beginning of theCOVID-19 pandemic. The program...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 20, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Releases Names of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Wisconsin with Active COVID-19 Public Health Investigations
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released the names of skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes) with activeCOVID-19 facility-wide public health investigations. On May 13, 2020, there are 38 nursing homes with active public health investigations in Wisconsin. People who live in nursing homes are among our most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19 infections. Long-term care facilities are proactively informing residents, family...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 13, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Announces Hospital Metrics for Badger Bounce Back
Today the Department of Health Services along with the State Emergency Operations Center launchedhospital gating criteria as part of the Badger Bounce Back Plan. The criteria, developed with input from the Wisconsin Hospital Association and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, sets hospital metrics to be able to move into Phase 1 of the Badger Bounce Back Plan. “The Badger Bounce Back plan is our road map to turning the dial in Wisconsin,” said Secretary...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 5, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Governor Evers Suspends Rules to Ensure Patient Care, Coverage Continues During COVID-19 Pandemic
Governor Tony Evers and Secretary-designee Andrea Palm have issued another emergency order suspending some administrative rules for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Department of Safety and Professional Services. This allows health care and emergency services workers to maximize the time and resources they can dedicate to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During these challenging times, it is imperative that we preserve medical, mental health, and behavioral health...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Releases Data About COVID-19 Public Health Investigations and Outbreaks Across Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released new data today on its website about COVID-19facility-wide public health investigations and outbreaks in areas across the state. On April 29, 2020, Wisconsin has 187 COVID-19 facility-wide public health investigations and outbreaks inthe five public health regions of Wisconsin (Northeastern, Northern, Southeastern, Southern, and Western). “Data are one of...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 29, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

Wisconsin to Provide Temporary Food Benefits for Children Missing School Meals
In a COVID-free world, more than 400,000 Wisconsin children receive free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program while attending school. To ensure that those same students continue to have access to nutritious meals while staying safer at home during the pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is providing more than $140 million dollars in food benefits to their families for March, April, May and part of June – to cover the days that schools would usually...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 29, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Prevent Underage Drinking: Have Small Talks
In a major effort to prevent underage drinking, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today launched Small Talks, a campaign to reduce the number of kids who drink alcohol before the age of 21. This statewide effort, unveiled in conjunction with Alcohol Awareness Month, encourages adults – especially parents and caregivers – to have short, casual conversations with kids starting at age eight on the dangers of underage drinking. “Underage drinking is a real problem in Wisconsin, and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

COVID-19: Safer at Home is Working
People across the state of Wisconsin have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 by changing the way they work, play, and interact with friends and family. By stayingSafer at Home, practicing physical distancing, and continuing to wash hands and cover coughs, Wisconsinites are making a difference and beginning to flatten the curve. According to the model created by DHS, Wisconsin was projected to have 22,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 14, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

Over 215,000 Wisconsin Households to Receive Additional FoodShare Benefits in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that more than 215,000 FoodShare households will be receiving additional benefits. These benefits will help those Wisconsin families stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The effects of the pandemic have been hard on all Wisconsinites, but especially hard on the most vulnerable people in our state, " said Andrea Palm, Secretary-designee of the Department of Health Services. " The ability for eligible households to access...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 10, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Increases Contact Tracing Capabilities
Today the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced new tracing mechanisms for local health departments to better track Wisconsin residents who may have been exposed to COVID-19 during Tuesday ’s election. Over the course of the last few weeks DHS has added more than 120 contact tracers to aid local public health departments who need additional capacity to interview every person confirmed with COVID-19 about anyone they had been in contact with and notify those people. Contact tracing s taff...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

Governor Evers Suspends Rules to Ensure Health Care Staffing, Patient Care
Governor Tony Evers and Secretary-designee Andrea Palm have issued two emergency orders suspending some administrative rules for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to help maximize our state ’s health care workforce while ensuring patients continue to get the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. “These are very difficult times, especially for our healthcare facilities and our healthcare consumers across our state,” said Governor Tony Evers. “By suspending these regulatio ns, we’...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 6, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Governor Evers Announces Resilient Wisconsin
Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm announced the new Resilient Wisconsin initiative today to provide tools and resources to Wisconsinites dealing with stress and mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are announcing Resilient Wisconsin today, in the middle of this pandemic, because building resilience is how we will band together and grow as a state in the face of COVID-19,” said Governor Tony Evers. “Resilience is...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Wisconsin Encourages Patients and Providers to Use Telehealth Options for Health Care Visits During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
While keeping people distanced from each other during the current public health emergency is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the people of Wisconsin still require health care – related to COVID-19 or not. Using computers, tablets, cell phones, and other technology to conduct health care visits at a distance, known as telehealth, can help people get care in a way that protects both patients and health care providers. “Never has the option of telehealth been more criti cal than at a...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Dane County
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison& Dane County announced today thattwo additional people have contracted COVID-19. Both had contact with the confirmed case reported earlier this week. Both patients are isolated at home. “This brings the total of confirmed cases to seven in just one week. As we see more cases, we remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent the spread of infection to others in the community, " said...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 12, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Fond du Lac County Health Department, and Waukesha County Public Health Department announced today that a fourth, fifth, and sixth person havetested positive for COVID-19 in our state. The Waukesha County patient was exposed while traveling in the United States and internationally, and is currently isolated at home. Both Fond du Lac County patients were exposed while traveling, one in the U.S. and one...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Third Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison and Dane County announced today that a third person hastested positive for COVID-19. The person was exposed while traveling in the United States and is currently isolated at home. County health officials are working to determine the people who have been in contact with the patient to isolate or quarantine people and test those who are exhibiting symptoms. “We are working with our...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 10, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Second Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Pierce County Public Health Department announced today that a second person hastested positive for COVID-19. The person was exposed while traveling within the U.S. and is currently isolated at home. County health officials are working to determine people who have been in contact with the patient to isolate or quarantine people and test those who are exhibiting symptoms. Officials will hold a media...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

State Health Agency Offers Tips for Travelers in Response to COVID-19
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging people who are planning trips and returning travelers to pay attention toguidance for travel provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus). “The reality is that we really have to carefully consider our travel plans as COVID-19 affects more countries,” said State Health...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Now Conducting Tests for COVID-19 Virus
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (State Lab) announced today that the State Lab is now conducting tests for theCOVID-19 virus. COVID-19 is the novel coronavirus that surfaced in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has infected people across the world, including more than a dozen people in United States and one person in Wisconsin. The City of Milwaukee Health...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Announces Intent to Award Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Management Contract
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued its intent to award Veyo, LLC a contract to manage non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services for eligible Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members. The NEMT manager arranges transportation for members to and from eligible Medicaid-covered services. The intent to award is the result of a competitive procurement process. The current vendor, Medical Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM), has notified DHS that it intends to protest the award...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Winnebago Mental Health Institute Admissions Unit Now Serving Patients
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm has officiallyopened the new admissions unit at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh. The new unit is part of a series of investments being implemented this year across the state ’s mental health services system to ensure people have access to a full range of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services. “The admissions unit at Winnebago Mental...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

2019 Novel Coronavirus Case is Confirmed in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), UW Hospital and Clinics, the local health department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin. The case was confirmed at the CDC. The immediate health risk to the general public for contracting this virus is low. The patient is an adult with a history of travel to Beijing, China prior to becoming ill and was exposed to known cases while in China. The...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 5, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

State Health Agency Responds to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today testing is in process for five people for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in our state. Results are pending in these cases. Test results for an additional patient under investigation were negative. “DHS is actively monitoring this outbreak and working with our local, state, and federal partners to be able to respond quickly and effectively when people have symptoms of this virus and a likelihood of exposure,” said State...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

With Hospitalizations on the Rise, DHS Wants to Avoid a More Deadly Flu Season
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced our state has seen 459 hospitalizations for influenza this season, more than three times as many than at this time last year. Admissions to intensive care units for respiratory illnesses are also on the rise. And already, 11 Wisconsinites have died due to complications from influenza. “These hospitalizations and deaths are a sober reminder that flu is not only dangerous; it can be deadly,” said State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Community Care, Inc. to Begin Certification Process to Deliver Family Care Services to Dane County
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) received notification from Care Wisconsin and My Choice Family Care managed care organizations (MCOs) of their intent to merge into one entity effective January 1, 2020. Both entities provide services within Wisconsin ’s Family Care program in Dane county. Family Care is a Wisconsin long-term care program operating in all 72 Wisconsin counties that helps frail elders and adults with disabilities get the services they need to remain in their homes...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Wisconsin Health Officials Find E. coli O157 in Bagged Romaine Salad from Salinas Valley, California
As part of the ongoing investigation into the multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 ( E. coli O157) infections, Wisconsin health and food safety officials have found E. coli O157:H7 bacteria in an unopened bag of pre-washed chopped romaine collected from an ill person ’s home. Additional laboratory testing is pending to determine if the E. coli O157 found in the pre-washed chopped romaine matches the strain causing the multi-state outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The E. coli O157...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Nationally-Recognized Family Care Program Approved for Five More Years
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that thenationally-recognized Family Care program has been approved to continue for five more years. Family Care allows frail elders and adults with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities to remain in their homes or communities whenever possible. The approval comes from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) onDHS ’...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Health Agency Reminds State Residents That Cold Can be Deadly
Having already seen record-breaking cold this year, and with frigid temperatures in the forecast for most of the state this week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents to take steps to be safe and stay warm as temperatures fall. Last winter, 75 people died from exposure to cold across Wisconsin. The number of deaths was 36% higher than average over the past few winters, likely due to the sustained extreme cold and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 9, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Investigates Outbreak of Adenovirus Infections on College Campuses
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is investigatingmultiple cases of adenovirus (add-e-no-virus) infectionon college campuses around the state. Adenovirus infections most commonly cause respiratory illness, and while serious illness is rare, in some cases it can lead to pneumonia or death. “Adenovirus infection is easily spread, which is why we tend to see it in places where large groups gather, like college dormitories and classrooms,” said...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 4, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Urges Residents to Set a Healthy Table this Thanksgiving
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging state residents to take extra care while preparing their Thanksgiving meals this week. While hygiene is always important in food preparation, recent outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 and hepatitis A infections shines a bright light on how vital hygiene is. “The holidays are a time to enjoy the company of friends and family, and no one should have to worry about getting sick from the food shared at these...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 26, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Announces New Grants to Support Graduate Medical Education
Grants totaling more than $1.9 million to support eight Graduate Medical Education (GME) residents were announced today by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The grants continue the state ’s investment in training physicians in rural areas which research suggests significantly increases the likelihood of graduates remaining in such areas to practice. “Increasing the number of primary care physicians, general surgeons, and addiction medicine physicians is a key strategy for...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 13, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Protect Family and Friends This Holiday Season: Get a Flu Shot
Health officials encourage you to add aflu vaccine to your holiday checklist to help protect your guests this Thanksgiving. “Many of those close to us need extra protection from the flu, especially our elderly family members and friends, babies, and those with special health conditions,” said Jeanne Ayers, State Health Officer. “Getting your flu vaccine is a very effective and thoughtful way to protect yourself and your guests this holiday season.” In...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Lieutenant Governor Barnes, DHS Secretary-designee, and the Commissioner of Insurance Tour 211 Call Center to Help Wisconsinites Find Health Insurance
Today Wisconsin Lt. Governor Barnes, Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, and the Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable toured the United Way of Dane County ’s 211 regional call center to promote the open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov. For the first time 211 call centers will be available statewide to Wisconsin residents for help to enroll in health insurance. “We must ensure all Wisconsinites have access to quality, affordable health care,” said DHS...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 7, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

State Agencies Work Together to Keep You Healthy
Making sure that people, animals, and the environment in Wisconsin are healthy is the goal of several state agencies as they markOne Health Day, which focuses on the link between all three. The Wisconsin departments of Health Services (DHS); Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP); and Natural Resources (DNR) use the One Health idea when they collaborate to prevent health threats like infectious diseases that can be passed between animals and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 1, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline Marks One Year of Service
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the United Way of Wisconsin announced today that 5,594 people contacted The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline during its first year of operation. This free and confidential service is managed by 211 Wisconsin under a contract with DHS. It connects individuals seeking help for challenges with alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription painkillers, and other drugs for themselves or a loved one to services in their...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Governor Evers' Administration Works to Get More Wisconsinites Covered
Today Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm and Covering Wisconsin announced a new partnership to get more Wisconsinites enrolled in health insurance during this year ’s open enrollment period. DHS awarded Covering Wisconsin nearly $500,000 to fund additional health insurance Navigator positions throughout the state to help more Wisconsin residents get covered. “Every Wisconsinite deserves access to affordable, quality health care and it’s time to work toge ther to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 1, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Celebrates Advances in Using Health Information Technology
In honor of National Health IT Week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is celebrating advances in health technologies that connect members and providers.Health information technology (Health IT) improves the quality of health care delivery, increases patient safety, and decreases medical errors. Wisconsin was recently ranked #2 nationwide in a critical measure of Health IT used by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “Health...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 26, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Governor Evers' Task Force on Caregiving Holds First Meeting in Milwaukee
Today the Governor kicked off the first meeting of the Caregivers Task force at the 27th Street Job Center in Milwaukee. The task force was formed as part ofExecutive Order #11 issued by the governor in February. The group, co-chaired by Todd Costello, the Executive Director of Community Living Alliance, and Lisa Pugh,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Don't Let the Flu Stop Fall Fun
The excitement of returning to school, going to local football games, and other fall activities will soon be followed byflu season, and health officials are encouraging people to schedule their flu vaccines now to protect themselves, their children, elderly relatives, and their communities. “The flu can be dangerous for many people, including pregnant women, young children, people age 65 and older, and others whose immune systems aren’t working well,” said...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

El Department of Health Services se une con los Brewers de Milwaukee para promover las vacunas
El Department of Health Services (DHS) de Wisconsin se complace en anunciar que se ha asociado con Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundationpara promover las vacunas a trav és de anuncios de servicio público (PSA) grabados en español por los receptores (catcher) de los Brewers Yasmani Grandal y Manny Piña. En el PSA de sesenta segundos, Grandal y Piña hablan sobre la importancia de proteger a su familia al vacunarlos contra enfermedades como el sarampión, las...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 20, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Teams with the Milwaukee Brewers to Promote Immunizations
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation topromote immunizations through public service announcements (PSA ’s) recorded in Spanish by Brewers’ catchers Yasmani Grandal and Manny Pina. In the sixty-second PSA’s, Grandal and Pina talk about importance of protecting your family by having them vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 20, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Lead Abatement Program Receives Federal Approval
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today they received approval from the Centers of Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement a health services initiative to providelead abatement services in the homes of low-income children and pregnant women enrolled inBadgerCare Plus andMedicaid. Governor Tony Evers ’ budget invested $14.2 million in lead testing and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as it announces this year ’s first confirmed human case ofWest Nile virus (WNV) in a resident of Northeastern Wisconsin. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito and is not spread person to person. Mosquitoes get the virus by feeding on infected birds. The majority of human WNV cases occur during the...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 11, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

New Data Analysis Shows Impact of Suicide in Wisconsin
Today,Suicide Prevention Day, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released findings from its most recent analysis of state suicide deaths and suicide-related injury. This analysis is part of an effort to update Wisconsin ’s suicide prevention plan and reduce the number of suicide attempts and deaths. This analysis found: The state’s suicide rate rose 40% between 2000 and 2017. From...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

New Funding Will Help Rural Health Care Providers
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today new funding for grant programs which will help fill critical health care positions by expanding education and training opportunities for Wisconsin health care professionals in rural areas. “Access to quality health care in rural communities is critical to providing care in the underserved areas in our state,” said Jeanne Ayers, State Health Officer and Division of Public Health administrator. “We are pleased this funding will...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 4, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Receives $1.8 million Grant to Expand Maternal Mortality Review Team Efforts
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today it will receive a 5-year, $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to decrease pregnancy complications, reduce maternal deaths, and reduce disparities in Wisconsin through an increased investment in theWisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team (MMRT). “Looking closely at maternal deaths and complications during and after pregnancy helps us...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 3, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Majority of Wisconsin Lung Disease Patients Who Reported Vaping Cite THC Products
In the Wisconsin investigation of people with lung disease who reported vaping, 89% of the 27 cases interviewed so far reported using e-cigarettes or other vaping devices to inhale THC products, such as waxes and oils, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. While most cases have reported vaping THC products, DHS is continuing to investigate all possible causes. The connection to THC products is based on interviews with cases, and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 29, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Statewide Effort Aims to Enroll More Families in the WIC Program
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced theWisconsin Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by launching “#WICsconsin Enrollment Week” from August 19-23. During the week, local WIC agencies will talk about the available breastfeeding and nutrition support services throughout the state for families. The purpose of the WIC program is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 19, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news