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At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin Health News switched from in-person to virtual events. Below are a few of those events. Check back monthly for updates.

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Oct. 13, 2020 – Hospital CEO Roundtable

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 address these questions at more at the 2020 Wisconsin Health News Hospital CEO Roundtable. Panelists were Damond Boatwright, SSM Health Wisconsin regional president; Chris Woleske, Bellin Health CEO; John Russell, Prairie Ridge Health CEO; and Cathy Jacobson, Froedtert Health CEO.

Event sponsors were Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Deloitte, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Mayo Clinic Health System, von Briesen & Roper, s.c. and the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

Sept. 10, 2020 – Health department roundtable: Combatting a global crisis from the local level

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 provided 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 included Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik, Florence County Health Officer Annette Seibold, Paula Tran Inzeo of the Dane County Board of Health, Wood County Health Officer Sue Kunferman and Winnebago County Health Officer Doug Gieryn.

Event sponsors were Ascension Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Rogers Behavioral Health and WPS Health Solutions.

Aug. 13, 2020 – Webinar with Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy

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, CEO Kevin Conroy talked 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.

Event sponsors were Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Deloitte, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Mayo Clinic Health System, von Briesen & Roper, s.c. and the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

June 25, 2020 – Webinar with Milwaukee Health Services CEO Dr. Tito Izard

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 June 25, Milwaukee Health Services CEO Dr. Tito Izard discussed what more can be done to address health inequities. He also talked about how COVID-19 is impacting the minority communities that his center serves.

Event sponsors were Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Deloitte, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Mayo Clinic Health System, von Briesen & Roper, s.c. and the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

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