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May 14, 2017

The May Issue of RWHC Eye On Health is now available and Includes: 

  • “Need a Hospitalist? Call a Nurse!”
  • Transforming Practice One Nurse at a Time
  • A Rural Primer for Non-Rurals
  • The 2017 Wipfli-RWHC Cost Champions
  • You Become What You Think
  • Leadership Insights: “Who Will Work?”
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

Thanks for your ongoing interest in rural health!


March 29, 2017

Registration is open for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s annual Community Engagement Week for sessions to facilitate education, networking, recognition and promotion of Community Engagement to strengthen community and academic collaboration around health by exploring and growing our common ground to improve the lives of Wisconsin Communities. Registration ends on April 7.


March 16, 2017

The March 2017 Issue of the Leadership Insights newsletter "Change ChallengesPART 2 of 2"  by Jo Anne Preston is now available.  Click to view newsletter


March 9, 2017

Finding Order During Chaos: The 2016 Post-Election Rural Perspective” (Video of RWHC Retreat Keynote Address, March 35d, 2017, 1 hr 19 min)

Brock Slabach is Sr. Vice-President, Member Services, National Rural Health Association. He was a rural hospital administrator for more than 21 years. He has been on the board of the National Rural Health Association, the regional policy board of the American Hospital Association, as well as many regional and state boards involving rural health. Brock discussed the 2016 election results and the potential impact of policy changes on health networks and their members. Rural providers of health care are disproportionately dependent on government payers to sustain the services they offer. Policy changes could create chaos. Network leaders should assume a leadership role in assisting their members to create order from the chaos that will translate into action for the communities they serve.






February 28, 2017

Provider collaboratives: Working together to navigate the changing health care delivery system  "Are provider collaboratives here to stay—or are they just a temporary fad? And what makes them successful? We talked to nine collaboratives to learn more." 

 Deloitte February, 2017


February 23, 2017

The February 2017 Issue of the Leadership Insights newsletter "Change ChallengesPART 1" by Jo Anne Preston is now available.  Click to view newsletter


February 10, 2017

25th ANNUAL $2,500 UW RURAL HEALTH PRIZE ­ June 1st Deadline

The Hermes Monato, Jr. Prize of $2,500 is awarded annually for the best rural health paper. It is open to all students of the University of Wisconsin (any campus) as well as those who have graduated since last June 1st.

Students are encouraged to write on a rural health topic for a regular class and then to submit a copy to the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative as an entry by June 1st.

Previous award winners as well as judging criteria and submission information are available at http://www.rwhc.com/Awards/AnnualMonatoEssay.aspx



January 27, 2017

A Dozen Plus Two Needed Federal Regulatory Relief Actions
The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) has added two ideas to the original dozen regarding needed federal regulatory relief actions. We look forward to working with the incoming Trump Administration and the Congress to avoid negative consequences of urban-centric regulations and past decisions that limit the ability of rural providers to serve their communities.


January 18, 2017

"What Rural Health’s 'Early Days' Tell Us About Today," a commentary by Tim Size, Executive Director, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative.


January 7, 2017

AARP Video–“Disrupt Aging: “What is Old” 

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