RWHC (Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative) has been providing affordable and effective services to healthcare organizations since 1979. RWHC is owned and operated by forty-four, rural acute, general medical-surgical hospitals. The Cooperative's emphasis on developing a collaborative network among both freestanding and system affiliated rural hospitals distinguishes it from alternative approaches. RWHC offers a variety of programs and services to its members as well as to other clients across the nation. 

Our Vision: Rural Wisconsin communities will be the healthiest in America.

The RWHC Mission: We are a strong and innovative cooperative of diversified rural hospitals.

Key Strategies: RWHC is the “rural advocate of choice” for its Members... it develops and manages a variety of programs and services... assists Members to offer high quality, cost effective healthcare… assists Members to partner with others to make their communities healthier… and actively uses strategic alliances in pursuit of its Vision.

Click here for RWHC Core Values: As adopted 4/3/09



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Recent Updates


May 11, 2020
The June issue of RWHC Eye On Health is now available.


May 3, 2020
The War Against COVID-19


April 30, 2020
WSAW TV: Wausau TV video clip (aired 04/29/20)

“Rural Wisconsin hospitals already operated at narrow or negative margins....

April 21, 2020
A Rural Health Leadership Radio interview about the COVID-19 paem here.

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