Over 1,000 hospital leaders, employees, trustees and volunteers, including from Stoughton Hospital, descended on Madison on March 30th to participate in the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s (WHA) Advocacy Day event. Advocacy Day is an annual event that connects hospital supporters from across the state with their legislators in Madison so lawmakers can learn how issues impact local hospitals and communities.
“Every year the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Advocacy Day seems to grow. This year’s event had over 1,000 hospital and health system supporters in Madison. We are proud to have been a part of this tremendous day,” said Terry Brenny, Stoughton Hospital President and CEO. “We continue to provide information to our legislators on key health care issues like Medicaid funding so they know how their decisions impact our community hospital.”
Stoughton Hospital and other hospital advocates made sure legislators were aware of the role hospitals play in communities across the state in providing high quality, high value health care and how the legislature can support those efforts through the policies it enacts.
“We are proud of Wisconsin’s reputation of providing some of the highest quality, highest value care in the nation,” said Brenny. “Advocacy Day allows us to help legislators understand how their policy decisions can help protect our local hospital, patients and communities.”