DHS Schedules Listening Sessions to Get Input On How Settlement Funds Should Be Used to Address Wisconsin s Opioid Epidemic
Theopioid epidemic has touched every corner of Wisconsin, and how the state responds to the crisis must be informed by the unique circumstances of each individual experiencing opioid use disorder, their friends and family, and their communities. Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced it will be holding virtual listening sessions around the state to determine how anticipated settlement funds from opioid manufacturers and distributors...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 6, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Provides Update on Support for Wisconsin ’s Health Care System
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today provided an update on Wisconsin ’s efforts to help health and residential care providers provide critical care to Wisconsinites during this COVID-19 surge. In collaboration with our state ' s hospitals and long-term care providers, since October 19, 2021, DHS has worked with staffing agencies to recruit 567 nurses, nursing assistants, and other types of health care workers to support 72 health and residential care facilities like hospitals, nursing...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 6, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Provides Update on Support for Wisconsin s Health Care System
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today provided an update on Wisconsin s efforts to help health and residential care providers provide critical care to Wisconsinites during this COVID-19 surge. In collaboration with our state ' s hospitals and long-term care providers, since October 19, 2021, DHS has worked with staffing agencies to recruit 567 nurses, nursing assistants, and other types of health care workers to support 72 health and residential care facilities like hospitals, nursing...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 6, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Wisconsin Receives Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Treatments
The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that Wisconsin has received the first allocation of oral antiviral COVID-19 treatments molnupiravir and Paxlovid to treat patients diagnosed with mild to moderate COVID-19. The initial supply available to states from the federal government is extremely limited. Under guidance developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), health care providers are encouraged to prioritize prescribing these new therapeutics to those patients at...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 5, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Urges Public Health Practices to Keep Kids Safe and in School
As students return to school in January, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is asking all Wisconsin parents and guardians totake action to help slow the spread of Omicron and keep children safe in schools. DHS urges parents and guardians to collaborate with local leaders, school officials, and public health on the following actions: Get your child vaccinated for COVID-19, including a booster dose as soon as they are eligible. Ensure your child...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 30, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake ’s Statement on CDC Recommendations to Shorten Isolation and Quarantine Periods
“The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supportsCenter for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to shorten isolation and quarantine periods for the general public, given what we know right now about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. Science shows that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission happens early in the illness, so CDC has shortened the recommended length of isolation from 10...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 28, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Deputy Secretary Deb Standridge Statement on New FDA Emergency Use Authorizations of the First Antiviral Pills to Treat COVID-19
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorizations for Pfizer’s Paxlovid and Merck’s Molnupiravir, the first oral antiviral medications authorized for use in mild to moderate cases of COVID-19. The federal government will begin allocation of these medications shortly and DHS is preparing for this medication to become available to eligible Wisconsinites within the coming weeks. At this time, we know that the initial supplies will be limited and we ask for...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 23, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Reminds Wisconsinites of COVID-19 Testing Options
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reminds Wisconsinites of the various ways to get tested for COVID-19. Trusted testing partners include local health departments, community testing sites, pharmacies, and health care providers. Over the counter rapid at-home COVID-19 tests can also be used before gathering with family and friends. DHS currently provides free at-home collection kits which you can send to a lab for results for all Wisconsinites. “We have to keep working together to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 22, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

Gov. Evers and DHS Announce FEMA Support for Wisconsin Hospitals
Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending a 20-person team from the U.S. Navy to support Bellin Health ’s COVID-19 response in the Green Bay area. This assistance is critical for supporting hospitals and health care systems that are at or nearly at capacity. FEMA’s support was secured in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs and Wisconsin Emergency Management. “I asked for...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Issues Public Health Advisory about the Omicron Variant
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued apublic health advisory calling on all Wisconsinites to take urgent action to prevent additional hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19. The highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Wisconsin and is anticipated to cause a rapid increase in disease activity in the coming weeks. There is a serious risk that continued, increased numbers of COVID-19...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 20, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Families with Children Who Did Not Receive Free or Reduced Price Meals at School Due to COVID-19 to Receive Food Benefits
Wisconsin has received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval to offer theSchool Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program for the 2021-2022 school year. This program provides vital food benefits to families when their children are not able to get free or reduced price meals at school through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP). “School P-EBT has provided critical support for families in need...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 16, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake Joins First Lady Dr. Jill Biden on Visit to Children ’s Wisconsin to Encourage Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccinations
DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake today released the following statement after a visit to Children ’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy: “Protecting the health and safety of Wisconsin’s children is a top priority for Governor Evers and all of us at DHS. We are so proud to partner with organiza tions like Children’s Wisconsin who are pioneering family-centered approaches to ensuring children,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 15, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Governor Evers, DHS Mark the One-Year Anniversary of COVID-19 Vaccine Arriving in Wisconsin
Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are marking the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state. Wisconsin first began administering the COVID-19 vaccine on December 14, 2020. In one year, over 6.8 million COVID-19 primary series doses have been administered to more than 3.5 million people. DHS has also made updates to theCOVID-19 Vaccines for Wisconsin Residents dashboard to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

La Crosse Lighthouse Peer-Run Respite Opens
Wisconsin ’s sixth peer-run respite funded by the Department of Health Services (DHS)—the La Crosse Lighthouse—is now open. It offers a place where people with mental health and substance use challenges can stay in times of increased stress or symptoms and receive support from people who have themselves been mental health and substance use service users. “Making sure folks have the mental health and treatment services they need is an essential part of addressing substance use in our state,” said...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose for everyone 16 and older
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the recommendation that 16- and 17-year-olds receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer)COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after having received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine. “The approval of the Pfizer vaccine booster dose for 16- and 17-year-olds provides another opportunity for more Wisconsinites to get additional protection from COVID-19,” said...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 10, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news