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May 2020

Update with North Shore Healthcare CEO David Mills

May 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

More than 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin have been linked to long-term care facilities since April. North Shore Healthcare CEO David Mills will discuss the impact the pandemic is having on the long-term care industry and what his system is doing to respond. North Shore runs more than 60 nursing homes and assisted living centers in Wisconsin. This virtual event is free. Event Details: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register to receive the livestream…

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June 2020

The public health impact of racism: Milwaukee Health Services CEO Dr. Tito Izard

June 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Amid calls for action and mass protests after the killing of George Floyd and others by the police, COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on African American communities. Connecting both is systemic racism, which many experts consider one of society's biggest public health threats. At a Wisconsin Health News live, virtual event on Thursday, June 25, Milwaukee Health Services CEO Dr. Tito Izard will discuss what more can be done to address health inequities. He will also talk about how…

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July 2020

Coexisting with COVID-19

July 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

COVID-19 turned the healthcare system upside down, while further exposing the state’s significant healthcare disparities. A panel of healthcare executives will discuss the early lessons they’ve so far learned from the crisis, and how they are continuing to respond to a virus that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Panelists: Medical College of Wisconsin CEO Dr. John Raymond Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers CEO Dr. Julie Schuller  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin President Paul Nobile…

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August 2020

Newsmaker event with Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy

August 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

When COVID-19 cases started mounting in the spring, Exact Sciences quickly shifted gears. Known for its colon cancer screening test, the Madison-based company played a key role in building out the state’s testing capacity. During a Wisconsin Health News virtual newsmaker event on Aug. 13, Conroy will talk about the testing partnership, as well as discuss what missed screenings and delayed care throughout the pandemic could mean for the future of cancer care. This live, virtual event is free. Event…

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September 2020

Health department roundtable: Combatting a global crisis from the local level

September 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

From contact tracing to overseeing the safety of school and businesses, local health departments have played an outsized role in combating the COVID-19 crisis. During a Wisconsin Health News Panel Series event, leaders from departments from across the state will provide perspective on how they are responding to the pandemic, as well as what steps they are taking to address health disparities that have been further exposed by COVID-19. Panelists: Jeanette Kowalik, City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Annette Seibold, Florence…

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October 2020

Hospital CEO Roundtable

October 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The COVID-19 crisis has transformed how healthcare is delivered. What changes are here to stay? How are hospitals responding to inequities further exacerbated by the crisis? What does the pandemic mean for healthcare costs?A panel of hospital and health system CEOs will address these questions and more at the 2020 Wisconsin Health News Hospital CEO Roundtable. Panelists: Damond Boatwright, Regional President, SSM Health Wisconsin Cathy Jacobson, CEO, Froedtert Health Chris Woleske, CEO, Bellin Health John Russell, CEO, Prairie Ridge Health…

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November 2020

COVID-19: What’s next for Wisconsin?

November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

COVID-19 is surging in Wisconsin. Hospitals are filling up, businesses are closing and residents are becoming fatigued. A Wisconsin Health News panel will discuss the impact of the recent uptick and examine what's next for the Badger State. Panelists: Eric Borgerding, Wisconsin Hospital Association CEO Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer for Communicable Disease, Department of Health Services Tim Sheehy, President, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Kirsten Johnson, Director, Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department This live, virtual event is free.…

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December 2020

COVID-19 vaccine update with DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk

December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Wisconsin could soon be receiving its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk will provide an update on what the state is doing to get ready, and the challenges that remain. This live, virtual event is free. Event Details: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 12:00 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. Register now. WHN Newsmaker Series is sponsored by: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Deloitte Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Husch Blackwell Mayo Clinic Health System von Briesen &…

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January 2021

Jan 12: How safe are schools? Heading back to the classroom during a pandemic

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Schools across Wisconsin shifted to virtual learning in the spring of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic started its initial spread. Since then, many have attempted to reopen, while the state’s largest school districts have mostly stayed closed. With COVID-19 still at some of its highest levels since the pandemic began, health officials are starting to loosen guidance on a return to in-person classes and more districts are heading back to the classroom. How safe are schools? And what impact are…

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February 2021

Legislator Roundtable

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As lawmakers return to Madison, healthcare issues are certain to remain front and center. What steps will the Legislature take to address the COVID-19 pandemic? What health issues will make it into the next budget? What else will lawmakers prioritize? A bipartisan panel of legislators will tackle these questions and more during a Feb. 9 Wisconsin Health News Newsmaker event. Panelists: Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-West Point, Member, Senate Committee on Health Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, Chair, Assembly Committee on…

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