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2017

 

RWHC Eye On Health - May.pdf

  • “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

RWHC Eye On Health - April, 2017

  • CMS Rural Health Council Visits Sauk City
  • NRHA Letter to President Trump
  • A Rural View Needed on Population Health
  • Structure, Mine & Present EHR Big Data
  • Leadership Insights: “Change Challenges-II”
  • “The 7 Habits of Highly Depolarizing People”
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - March, 2017

  • Rural Must Not Become Collateral Damage
  • Washington, DC, at 82 Feet Above Sea Level
  • U.S. Bi-Partisan Support for Rural Hospitals 
  • The Heroism of Incremental Care
  • The Importance of Place to Rural Health
  • Leadership Insights: “Change Challenges-I”
  • We Need Rural Health Leaders
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - February, 2017

  • “America’s Pain” - Urban & Rural
  • “Work Worthy of the Moment”
  • The Aging Out of Unpaid Caregivers
  • Ask the 3 Questions Key to Your Healthcare
  • Leadership Insights: “Leading? GO!”
  • Recently Discovered in RWHC Archives
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - January, 2017

  • Rural Health & the Trump Administration
  • Wisconsin’s Weighty Challenge
  • What Works for Rural?
  • “Just Growing Old” is a Lousy Explanation
  • “Testing Whether… (We) Can Long Endure”
  • Leadership Insights: “Calculated Risks”
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


2016


RWHC Eye On Health - December, 2016

  • An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump
  • What’s Next for Washington & Rural Health?
  • Rural/Urban: Judge Less, Understand More
  • Leadership Insights: “I Have Confidence”
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - November, 2016

  • Reality Based “Elitophobia
  • ”Rural Wisconsin Initiative Version 2.0
  • Rural Mental Health-Care Shortages Continue
  • RWHC Behavioral Telehealth Goes Live
  • Quality of Care Goes Well Beyond Metrics
  • Leadership Insights: “Morale”
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - October, 2016

  • We Need Older Workers for the Future Us
  • The Workforce Shortage We Don’t See
  • WHEFA Serves All 501(c)(3) Non-Profits
  • “A Partnership of Wellness”
  • 24th RWHC Rural Essay Prize Winner
  • Leadership Insights: “Preventing Turnover”
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - September, 2016

  • Narrowing the Rural Urban Divide
  • “Small & Independent Remains Beautiful”
  • WI Looking at 4,000 Physician Shortage
  • Faces of Wisconsin’s Future Nurses
  • Q&B-RWHC Community Engagement Award
  • “Ageism Makes Us Sick”
  • Leadership Insights: “Speaking of Religion”
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - August, 2016

  • Leadership in a Highly Connected World
  • Wisconsin People & Ideas
  • Rural Broadband Not Yet Very Broad
  • WCHQ Improvement Toolkits Now On-Line
  • Nursing Staff - Family Collaboration
  • Leadership Insights: “Bored On Board?”
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - July, 2016

  • Socio-Economic Mix: an Inconvenient Truth
  • Rural Population Rebound May Be Underway
  • Rural Health Disparities
  • Wisconsin Idea’s Rural Impact on a Staircase
  • Health Depends on Patients Becoming People
  • An Advocacy Lesson from the Grand Canyon
  • All Games Not Zero Sum
  • Honoring Choices: “Conversation Sabbath”
  • Leadership Insights: “Bias”
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Conference
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - June, 2016

  • Who Cares About the Care Givers?
  • Physician Shortage Will Hit Seniors Hardest 
  • RWHC 2016 Kristi Hund Award Winners
  • Rural Baby Boomers Increasingly Need CARE
  • Fatal Crash 3 Times More Likely for Rural
  • Peds Hospitals Need to Improve Rural Links
  • Leadership Insights: “Introverted Leaders”
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Conference
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - May, 2016

  • Early Death Rates Rising in Rural Counties
  • “A New Divide in American Death”
  • What Do You Call Rural?
  • Congressional Gridlock Penalizes Safety Net 
  • 2016 Wipfli-RWHC Cost Champions Awards
  • “Dose of Reality”
  • Leadership Insights: “Vacation!”
  • The Top Three Fundraising Principles
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Conference
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health -
 April, 2016

  • Health Trends: Mixed Bag and Rural Lags
  • Rural Youth More Likely to Abuse Opioids 
  • Medicare Continues Anti-Rural Bias
  • Doctors and Nurses Are Not Widgets
  • APNP Hospitalists Help Rural Hospital
  • Physician Engagement Doesn’t Just Happen
  • Leadership Insights: “Your Team Productive?” 
  • Next Time You Are Asked “Who is Rural?”
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Conference
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - March, 2016

  • Going Broader and Deeper into Healthcare
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Leaders on the Hill
  • Nursing as an Alternative to Farming
  • Virtual Visits & Monitoring: the New Normal
  • Rural Pharmacists Critical to Rural Health
  • Leadership Insights: “Crickets”
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health -
 February, 2016

RWHC Eye On Health - January, 2016

  • Core of Health Care: Being in Relationship
  • A Vision for Medicare Rural Payment Reform
  • Caregivers Bill of Rights
  • The Future of Nursing Still in the Future
  • Financing for Non-Profit Capital Projects
  • “Invest It Forward”
  • Leadership Insights: “Older… Wiser”
  • RWHC Seeks Director Health Plan Contracting
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


2015

RWHC Eye On Health - December, 2015

  • Bigger Isn’t Better
  • New Option for Our Smallest Rural Hospitals?
  • Grassroots Support for Medicaid Expansion
  • Middle-Aged White’s Negative Health Trend
  • Leadership Insights: “Can We All Be Above Average?” 
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - November, 2015
  • Can Presidential Candidates Spell R-U-R-A-L?

  • DC in Turmoil
  • Federal Penalties Hit Rural & Inner Cities 
  • Rural Metrics Report Now in CMS Hands
  • Meet Buy-Local Champion Michael Shuman
  • 24th RWHC Monato Rural Essay Winner
  • Beyond Riding the Bus: Leadership Diversity
  • Leadership Insights: “Authentic Leadership”
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • RWHC Seeks Director of Finance
  • Help Grow Next Generation Rural Health Leaders
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - October, 2015

  • Rural Health: “You Need the Whole Package”
  • The UK is Not a Role Model for US
  • Compassion Being Managed Out?
  • “Widening World of Hand-Picked Truths”
  • Optimism Alive & Well in Rural America
  • Q&B-RWHC Community Engagement Award
  • Leadership Insights: “Intimidation”
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • RWHC Seeks Director of Finance
  • Help Grow Next Generation Rural Health Leaders
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - September, 2015

  • Rural Hospital & Medicare’s Common Ground
  • States Grow GME as Congress Fiddles 
  • Population Health is Community Health
  • Foundations That “Get” Rural Health
  • RWHC Focus on Rural Stroke Care
  • The Friendship Dividend: a Healthier Life 
  • Leadership Insights: “Brain Worms”
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • RWHC Seeks Director of Finance
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - August, 2015

  • Making Up Your Own Science Costs Lives
  • Why Not Just One Huge Hospital Per State?
  • The State Budget: A Matter of Perspective
  • “Investing in Healthy Rural Communities”
  • "Essays on People, Place and Purpose"
  • What Works to Improve Rural Health?
  • Rural Health Care: "Nimble & Evolving"
  • A Statewide Focus on Rural Binge Drinking 
  • Leadership Insights: “Epic Fail”
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - July, 2015

  • The Business of Rural Health is Health
  • Physician Burnout & Local Leadership
  • Wisconsin Long-Term Care
  • Eight Principles of Collaborative Leadership
  • Leadership Insights: “Arrogance”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • 24th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Add Your Support to Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - June, 2015

  • Finding Common Ground on Population Health
  • RWHC 2015 Kristi Hund Award Winners
  • RWHC Receives Distinguished Service Award
  • Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural GME 
  • RWHC Quality Indicators Program
  • Taking Action to Have Your Choices Honored
  • Leadership Insights: “Turn Off the Water”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Add Your Support to Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - May, 2015

  • CAHs–Don’t Fix What’s Not Broken
  • “Collective Impact” Requires Building Trust
  •  Don’t Eat Our UW Seed Corn
  •  Rural Losing Graduate Medical Education?
  •  Upgrade to RWHC’s CVO
  •  Leadership Insights: “Independent Cusses”
  •  Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  •  Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  •  23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  •  Add Your Support to Rural Leadership Development
  •  Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - April, 2015

  • Telehealth to Healthcare as Jet Plane to Buggy 
  • 2015 Wipfli-RWHC Cost Champions Awards
  • The 21st Century Rural Hospital
  • Swing Beds: OIG Misses Forest for the Trees
  • RWHC Financial Consulting Services
  • Leadership Insights: “Conflict or Coaching”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Add Your Support to Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - March, 2015

  • Why Rural Graduate Medical Education?
  • RWHC Takes Rural Wisconsin to Washington
  • Insurance “Purgatory”: We Can Do Better 
  • Vaccination Failure Hits Children & Taxpayers 
  • Not Your Grandmother’s Librarian
  • Leadership Insights: “AOMM”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Add Your Support to Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - February, 2015

  • Rural Health's Twin Advantage
  • “Will You Be My Doctor?”
  • Medical Schools Get the Results They Model
  • Binge Drinking: Learning When to Stop
  • Quality-When You Are Not the Quality Manager
  • Leadership Insights: “Who’s in Charge Here?”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Add Your Support to Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - January, 2015

  • Getting Health Plan Network Adequacy Right
  • Life Time Achievement Award to Greg Nycz 
  • Rural Hospitals Lead on Quality Improvement
  • Rural Docs Take to EMRs
  • UW Center to Improve the Aging Experience
  • Immunization Not Just for Kids
  • What is Your New Year’s Resolution?
  • Leadership Insights: “Vision”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Add Your Support to Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

2014


RWHC Eye On Health - December, 2014

  • Winner-Take-All Politics Keeps Us Divided
  • Ebola Hysteria & Working on What Matters
  • We Need Metrics No Longer Blind to Reality
  • Why a Grayer State Matters to You
  • Who Is Working on What?
  • If You Read Just One Book This Year
  • Leadership Insights: “Who We Don’t See”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • November 12: “Building a Culture for Patient-Centered Team Based Care” 
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Add Your Support to Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - November, 2014

  • Greater Good Needs You to See Them as Us
  • Feds Blame Rurals for Fed’s Failure to Act
  • Nursing Shortage & Nursing Education
  • Act Now to Close Gap in Behavioral Health
  • WI Health Systems Leadership Preparation
  • New RWHC Behavioral Telehealth Network
  • RWHC Welcomes New Corporate Sponsors
  • Leadership Insights: “Communicating Power”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs (Open to Non-Members)
  • November 12: “Building a Culture for Patient-Centered Team Based Care” 
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Please Support Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - October, 2014

  • Rural Can Be Health Care’s Future
  • Rural Community of 3,098 Earns Top Honors
  • It Takes a Community to Conquer Diabetes
  • Supporting Older Adults in Rural Homes
  • RWHC Credentials Verification Service
  • “Building a Culture for Patient-Centered Team Based Care”
  • Donate to NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize 
  • Leadership Insights: “Power”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - September, 2014

  • Health Data to Be Useful Needs to Be Shared
  • “Busy Doctors, Wasteful Spending”
  • Be Part of the Solution Rather Than Problem
  • 23rd Monato Rural Essay Winner Announced
  • Register for “Building a Culture for Patient-Centered Team Based Care”
  • 2014 Kristi Hund Award Winners
  • Nurse Residency Program Enrollment Open
  • Leadership Insights: “Managing”
  • Rural Health Careers Wisconsin
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - August, 2014

  • “What’s It All About?” 
  • CMS Proposes Further Blocking Rural GME
  • Fair Redistribution of GME Slots Possible?
  • The Courage to Be a Geriatrician
  • Healthy Hospitals Make Healthy Communities
  • ICD-10 In Review
  • Leadership Insights: “3 Pivotal Conversations”
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Hold Nov.12th for “Building a Culture for Patient-Centered Team Based Care”
  • Eye on Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - July, 2014

  • Rural as Bellwether for American’s Safety Net
  • Congratulations to WHA’s Quality Team
  • Narrow Networks Toss Rural with Bathwater?
  • Not Leaving Our Future Workforce to Chance
  • RWHC Rural Focused Financial Consultation
  • Immunization Starts at the Birthing Hospital
  • Leadership Insights: “Resting on Our Laurels”
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye on Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - June, 2014 

  • CMS Needs to Talk with Us to Understand Us
  • The Left & Right Need Each Other’s Insights
  • Performance Measures Must Factor in Context
  • Rural Telemental Health Update
  • Honoring Choices WI Seeks Rural Participants
  • Leadership Insights: “Are You Happy?”
  • Team members newly hired? Recently promoted?
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - May, 2014 

  • Building a Culture of Healthy Communities
  • 2014 County Health Rankings
  • Economic & Physical Health Joined at the Hip
  • Most Important Pro-Rural Proposal in Years
  • Refusing Vaccines Puts Community at Risk
  • 2014 Wipfli-RWHC Cost Champion Awards
  • Local Cancer Data Missing-In-Action
  • RWHC Corporate Member Spotlight: Quadax
  • Leadership Insights: “S.M.A.R.T.er Goals”
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - April, 2014 

  • Enough is Enough: Operation MASH
  • Upper Midwest Tops in Medicare Advantage
  • Rural Hospitals Can Lead in Rural Health 
  • Responsible Public Reporting
  • RWHC HCAHPS Reporting Service
  • Leadership Insights: “Sacred Cows”
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons


RWHC Eye On Health - March, 2014 

  • Insurance Exchanges and Ending Job Lock 
  • Governors’ Support for Nurse Practitioners
  • Rural–Urban Life Expectancy Gap 
  • WI Collaborative for Rural GME Taking Off
  • Trusted Sources of Vaccine Information
  • RWHC Quality Indicators Program
  • Leadership Insights: “We”
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - February, 2014 

  • A Model for Rural Palliative Care
  • Hospital Medicare Cuts Deep & Indiscriminate 
  • Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit
  • Influenza Immunization Reporting 2014
  • RWHC Credentials Verification Service
  • Leadership Insights: “Adapt”
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC 
Eye On Health - January, 2014 

  • Now the Real Work Begins
  • Frustrating Time to be in Washington
  • WI Improving but Less Quickly than Others
  • Adams Fights to Decrease Cancer Death Rate 
  • Just for a Moment…
  • Leadership Insights: “Ego”
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

  


 

2013 


RWHC Eye On Health - December, 2013 

  • Rural Health and the Power of Place
  • Fix Longstanding Federal GME Funding Bias
  • Physician Workforce Strategy: Waste Less
  • WI RN Shortage Forecast to Grow to 20,000
  • Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics 
  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All
  • Collaboration to Reduce Binge Drinking
  • RWHC ICD 10 Training Opportunities
  • Leadership Insights: “Great Expectations”
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons
RWHC Eye On Health - November, 2013 
  • “Preserve Our Rural Hospitals”
  •  “To the Fullest Extent of Their Education”
  • Geography & Income Divides America 
  • Physical Activity & Breast Cancer Survival
  • Exercising Your Spiritual Muscle
  • RWHC Corporate Partner: Legato Healthcare
  • Leadership Insights: “What’s Your Problem?”
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - October, 2013 

  • Rural Health Needs the Right Questions
  • Rural Wisconsin in Washington’s Crosshairs
  • Rural is Value & Lifestyle as Much as Place
  • AHA Tools for Rural Population Health
  • Rural Pharmacy Closures 
  • Exercising Your Spiritual Muscle
  • Leadership Insights: “Practicing Patience”
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Series: 2013 & 2014
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 23rd Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons
RWHC Eye On Health - September, 2013 
  • Don’t Abandon Rural Payment Adjustments
  • Lake Wobegone is Anything But Safe
  • The Inevitable Expansion of Market Reforms
  • Rural Health Value Website Launched
  • Future Looks Good for Co-op Health Plans
  • RWHC Financial Consulting
  • The Small Town Healer
  • Leadership Insights: “Hit Pause”
  • Eye On Health Cartoons
RWHC Eye On Health - August, 2013 
  • Population Health Not New
  • GME By-Passes Rural America
  • Phase 3 of MBQIP is Coming: Are You Ready?
  • Alcohol Abuse Costs WI $6.8 Billion a Year
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • What is Nursing?
  • Announcing RWHC Leadership Book Club
  • Leadership Insights: “FAQ”
  • Eye On Health Cartoons
RWHC Eye On Health - July, 2013 
  • Community Drives Health
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits With RWHC
  • GME Fails Due to a Lack of Rural Focus
  • Becoming the “Necessary Condition”
  • Transforming Practice One Nurse at a Time
  • 2013 Kristi Hund Award Winners
  • WI CEO NRHA Volunteer of the Year
  • Leadership Insights: “Coordination”
  • Eye On Health Cartoons
RWHC Eye On Health - June, 2013 
  • Federal Support for Rural Hospitals?
  • Target States with Excess Spending
  • Medicaid Expansion Good for Whole State
  • How a Rural Hospital Gets in the Top Twenty
  • Physician Partnership and Formation
  • Transforming Practice One Nurse at a Time
  • Leadership Insights: “May Day! May Day!
  • Newly hired? Recently promoted?
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • Eye On Health Cartoons
RWHC Eye On Health - May, 2013 
  • The Case for Medicaid to 133% FPL
  • Rural GME Collaborative Picking Up Speed
  • Alcohol Abuse Costs Wisconsin $6.8B a Year
  • New RWHC Video: “Shawano–Community Health Improvement”
  • RWHC Newest Corporate Sponsors
  • Wipfli/RWHC 2013 Cost Champions
  • Leadership Insights: “Culture Rules”
  • UW DVD to Reduce Rural Girl B-Ball Injuries
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - April, 2013 

  • Spring Will Follow a Lousy Winter
  • Female Death Rates Up in Rural Counties
  • Medical Care Aside–What Influences Health?
  • Community Health Improvement Honored
  • Rural Town Wins Roadmaps to Health Prize
  • Leadership Insights: “Sorry”
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 21st Annual $2,500 Monato Essay
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - March, 2013 

  • Federal Policy Undermines Rural Medicine
  • Medicaid Aid: Requesting Reconsideration
  • Boondoggle Undermines Medicare Credibility
  • RAConline.org Closes the Info Gap for Rural
  • Vaccine Cocooning to Protect Newborns
  • Message in Search of Meaning
  • Leadership Insights: Lessons from First Team
  • Support NRHA Rural Leadership Development
  • 21st Annual $2,500 Monato Essay 
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - February, 2013 

  • For Health: Care Necessary But Not Sufficient
  • How Can the US of A Be Disadvantaged?
  • Why US Health Care Different?
  • “The Matrix” Meets Medicine
  • Rural Think Tank Scores Major Support
  • The Workforce “Lull Before the Storm”
  • Support NRHA’s New Rural Health Foundation
  • 21st Annual $2,500 Monato Essay
  • Eye on Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - January, 2013 

  • Stress in Healthcare is Not a Life Sentence
  • Rural Health’s Future on the Line
  • Federal Office of Rural Health Turns 25
  • Update Re Wisconsin Rural GME Initiative
  • Leadership Insights: “Inspire Someone"
  • Support NRHA’s New Rural Health Foundation
  • 21st Annual $2,500 Monato Essay
  • Eye on Health Cartoons

  


 

2012


RWHC Eye On Health December, 2012 

  • Obamacare Going Forward with Divided USA
  • Walking the Talk of the Wisconsin Idea
  • Residencies Lead to Rural RN Job Satisfaction 
  • Wisconsin’s ABCD Going National
  • “Vaccine-Skeptic” More Than “Anti-Vaccine”?
  • Leadership Insights: “Right… or Effective?”
  • Support NRHA’s New Rural Health Foundation
  • 21st Annual $2,500 Monato Essay
  • Eye on Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - November, 2012 

  • A Call for Rural Graduate Medical Education
  • Overcoming the Challenges of Rural GME
  • Strong MD/DO Recruitment Only a Partial Fix
  • Making the Most of All Primary Care Talent
  • The Economic Value of Rural Health Care
  • RWHC Credentials Verification Service
  • Leadership Insights: “To Do: My Best”
  • “BE BOLD 2: Growing Wisconsin’s Talent Pool”
  • Support NRHA’s New Rural Health Foundation
  • 21st Annual $2,500 Monato Essay 
  • Eye on Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - October, 2012 

  • A Rural Need to Know about New Medicare
  • Rural Boomers Feeling Physician Crunch
  • The Federal Kink In Physician Pipeline
  • America’s Forgotten Healthcare Workforce
  • Rural Kids: Higher Risk Binge Drinking & DUI
  • Leadership Insights: “Inviting Feedback”
  • Eye on Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - September, 2012 

  • Farm Calls: Walking the Talk of Outreach
  • Majority Overweight or Obese in All 50 States
  • Medical Science is Not “He Said/She Said”
  • Infant Immunization FAQs
  • RWHC Financial Consultation Services
  • Leadership Insights: "Be HERE Now"
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - August, 2012 

  • NRHA Pushes Back Against Medicare Myths
  • Closure of Sole Rural Hospital = 4% Tax
  • Alternatives to Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Population Medicine Leads to Population Health
  • Water Quality in Rural Communities?
  • Ambiguity–Seeing it Clearly
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - July, 2012 

  • Rural Health & Jobs Need Medicare’s Support
  • The Rural Brain Gain
  • Low Immunization Rates Invite Epidemics
  • It Takes a Village to Create Health
  • Decisions, decisions…
  • Newly hired?  Recently promoted?  Looking to brush up on some management skills?
  • USDA Supports RWHC’s Distance Learning Programs
  • Editors Pick on YouTube: “John Cleese on Creativity”
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - June, 2012   

  • Keep Wisconsin in the Wisconsin Idea
  • American Cancer Patients Live Longer
  • ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
  • Children at Risk as “Herd Immunity” Drops
  • Raising Childhood Immunization Rates
  • RWHC 2012 Nurse Excellence Award
  • RWHC Quality Indicators Program
  • Blind Spots
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - May, 2012  

  • Health Ain’t a Solo Act
  • A Rural Look at Health Rankings
  • Demand for Primary Care GME On Way Up
  • Beyond the Lie of the So Called Death Panels
  • First Annual Wipfli-RWHC Cost Champions
  • RWHC Service to Non-Members
  • Who’s Next?
  • Prairie du Chien Hospital’s Helping Hand
  • Eye on Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - April, 2012   

  • Protecting Medicare’s Rural Health Investment
  • Local Dollars, Local Sense
  • Medical Students Embracing Family Practice
  • 2011 Wisconsin Forward Award Goes to Rural Hospital
  • Rural Physician Residencies: Fact & Fiction
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Enters New Era
  • Reform’s Access Standards a Rural Priority 
  • Raising Childhood Immunization Rates: 
  • Working Together to Cut Through the Barriers
  • Words Are Powerful
  • 20th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay 
  • Eye on Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - March, 2012 

  • Rural Health’s Path to Higher Performance?
  • Collaboration to Expand Rural Doc Training
  • Hospitalists No Longer a Rural Rarity
  • Leader of Network of Networks
  • Success Requires Work Built on Trust
  • Leadership: Friends & Relationships
  • Community Needs Assessment Resource
  • Rural Hospital Like a Family
  • $2500 Monato Essay Prize Submissions Due April 15th
  • Eye on Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - February, 2012  

  • Rural Pharmacist: Small Hospital, Big Rewards
  • Rural Telestroke Needs Urban Cooperation
  • Patient Directed End-of-Life Care
  • DVD Injury Prevention for Rural Athletes
  • “After the Workshop”
  • Former Police Chief: “Collaborate or Perish”
  • Hospital, Police Organize Med Collections
  • Monato Rural Health Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - January, 2012 PDF 

  • Physician Shortage: Act Now or Pay Later
  • What Will Bundling Do to Rural Health? 
  • Integrated Care Requires Advanced Broadband
  • Communications and Vaccination
  • Attitude Adjustment?
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 


 

2011

RWHC Eye On Health - December, 2011 PDF 

  • Health Workforce Forecast Model Launched
  • Rural & Med School Partnerships Can Work
  • Place Major Driver of Health
  • The Hard Work of Finding America’s Middle
  • Listen…
  • Fail Fast, Early & Often
  • Monato Rural Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - November, 2011 PDF 

  • Cuts Impact Lifeblood of Rural Communities
  • This Isn’t a Drill–Speak Up for Rural Hospitals
  • Insurance Exchanges Need to Work for Rural
  • Ignoring Evidence & Economics at Our Peril
  • Wipfli-RWHC Promote Cost Champions
  • Cheeseheads Have Lowest Heart Disease in US
  • Managers Use Email or Face-to-Face?
  • AgriTalk Interview re Potential of Rural Medicare Cuts
  • Safer Use of Ladders
  • Monato Rural Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health October, 2011 PDF 

  • Medicare Cuts Tax Rural Communities
  • Ron Kind Shows Off Wisconsin to CMS Chief
  • Rural Hospitals: Hubs for Rural Health Care
  • We Need to Grow Our Own Physicians
  • Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All 
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health August-September, 2011 PDF 

  • Balancing the Power of Capital & Place 
  • Healthy Hospitals Critical to Rural Prosperity
  • No One Cause to Dental Health Crisis
  • Stress Is What We Make of It
  • RWHC 2011 Nurse Excellence Awards
  • RWHC 2011 Health Ambassador Awards
  • Hold the Date: WHA Care Transitions Connection, November 2nd
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health July, 2011 PDF 

  • Hippocrates to IOM: “First Do No Harm”
  • Medical Schools Can Make a Difference 
  • ACOs Urban Centric, Rural Models Needed
  • Education, Jobs & Health: Bound at the Hip
  • First National Rural Patient Safety Initiative
  • Helping Patients Focus on Care Not Cost
  • 19th Annual RWHC Monato Essay Prize Winners Announced
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health June, 2011 PDF 

  • America’s Rural Hospitals
  • Health Insurance Exchanges & Rural Health
  • Getting Practical About Population Health
  • Health Policy: Evidence & Dialogue Matter 
  • WI Rural Health Series Receives Top Award
  • Leading with Heart 
  • RWHC QI Program Nationally Certified
  • Stoughton Free Clinic Offers Holistic Care\
  • "Eye on Health" Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - May, 2011 PDF 

  • ACOs Not Ready for Rural Primetime
  • Wake-Up Call: County Health Rankings
  • Wellness Like Real Estate: Location, Location
  • Medicare’s Role in Setting Primary Care Pay
  • CAHs Taxed by CMS “Clarification”
  • Leadership Insights: Can We Collaborate?
  • Hospital Focus on Family, Friends & Farm
  • "Eye on Health" Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health April, 2011 PDF 

  • A Strong Country Needs Arguing & Listening 
  • Can Rs and Ds Adopt a Business Principle? 
  • Doctor Shortage Time Bomb 
  • Rural Remains Less Healthy Than Metro 
  • Healthy Places Need Community Tables 
  • Leadership Development: Quotes & Questions 
  • Fort Atkinson’s Community Dental Clinic 
  • Monato Annual Rural Health Essays for $2,000 Prize Due April 15th  
  • “Eye On Health” Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health March, 2011 PDF 

  • Workplace Wellness–from Slogan to Reality
  • Green Bay Cheeseheads & Collaboration
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Population Health
  • Childhood Vaccination–The Tough Questions
  • Leadership Lessons from a Cranberry Grower
  • Community Care–Viroqua, WI
  • RWHC $2,000 Prize for Best Rural Health Essay
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health February, 2011 PDF 

  • Why We, and Our Country, Need Civility
  • Real Med Schools Do Primary Care Right
  • Americans Accurately Report Excess Weight 
  • Wisconsin Children Not Being Vaccinated
  • Home Care Co-ops Bridge Rural Isolation
  • SO WHAT you have to make a presentation!
  • RWHC $2,000 Prize for Best Rural Health Essay
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - January, 2011 PDF

  • For Better or Worse, ACOs New HMOs 
  • Wisconsin Dental HPSAs–November, 2010
  • Opponents Drinking Fluoridated Kool-Aid?
  • Nursing Shortage: Calm Before the Storm
  • Rural Hospitals Focus on Buying Local Food
  • Imagine a Successful Next Year
  • RWHC $2,000 Prize for Best Rural Health Essay
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 


 

2010

RWHC Eye On Health - December, 2010 PDF 

  • Rural Health Care Equals Rural Jobs
  • The 3 Bears Story of Reform: 42%–29%–20%
  • Anything But Sober in Lake Wobegone
  • New Era of Opportunity for Population Health
  • Managing Population Health
  • The Need to Be Liked?
  • Tax Exemption Threat to Population Health
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - November, 2010 PDF 

  • The Future of Nursing
  • Boomer Retirements to Hit WI Nursing Hard
  • New Physician Shortage Forecast Skyrockets 
  • “Geographic” Chasm in Value Debate
  • “Primary Care Well Beyond ‘Rural’ ”
  • Annual National Rural Report Released
  • Wisconsin Hospitals Community Benefits
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - October, 2010  PDF

  • Catholic Association Speaks Up for Rural
  • Smaller Rural Hospitals Face $ Pressure
  • HIT Meaningful Use: Six Strategic Questions
  • Medicare Needs to Get Real on Telehealth
  • 
It’s Now Official: America is “Obesogenic
  • ”
Wisconsin's Best & Worst Five Health Measures

  • Too Rare Collaboration Good for Researchers

  • Rural Hospitals Show Their Excellence
  • 
Learning Heart Health the Hard Way

  • Rural Health Access & Workforce
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - September, 2010  PDF

  • Primary Care No Longer Medicine’s Stepchild
  • The Midwest Takes Collaboration Seriously
  • Small Rural Not Barrier to Quality Surgery
  • Promoting Health Through Relationships
  • Engaging Patients in Their Healthcare
  • Has the Nursing Shortage Disappeared?
  • RWHC Leadership Series 2010-2011
  • Free Clinic a Cooperative Effort
  • Rural Wisconsin Battles EMS shortage
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - August, 2010  PDF

  • Health Care Reform & Our Political System?
  • An Alternative View on Primary Care Quality
  • Rural Hospitals Lead on Patient Assessment
  • National Insurers Limit Choice of Providers
  • Children First & Rural Food Systems
  • Communication: Advocacy vs Inquiry 
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - July, 2010  PDF

  • Managing the Uncertainty of Health Reform
  • East Coast Hears “Tiny Midwest” Grumbles
  • “Surgical Deserts in the US”
  • Managing Weight at Work
  • Sauk Prairie’s Health Trip
  • High Functioning Leadership
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - June, 2010  PDF

  • The Case for Primary Care Renewal & Reform
  • Union Succeeds with Wellness Incentive
  • New Congressional Quality Care Coalition
  • The Need for CAH-FQHC Collaboration
  • Got Y?  
  • RWHC Corporate Partner: Unity
  • Untiring HIM Advocate Receives Top Honor
  • ”Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - May, 2010  PDF

  • “Reform” Doesn’t Pretend to Have All Answers
  • The Other Shoe Drops After 45 Years
  • “Sharpening the Axe”
  • Wisconsin Office to Implement Reforms
  • Proof of e-Savings Remains Elusive
  • Recruitment Starts With Relationships
  • “Community Care – Providing Relief
  • ”Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - April, 2010  PDF

  • Neither Backwater Nor Lake Wobegone
  • WI County Health Rankings Go National
  • First Juneau County-Now The Nation
  • Health Care Shouldn’t Be Out of Reach
  • Health Reform... Tiresome and So Familiar
  • Work Place Conflict–What If We... 
  • RWHC Corporate Partner: ADP
  • Southwest Receives Press Ganey Top Award
  • From Desperation to Relief
  • Rural Health Travelogue: One Cemetery
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health - March, 2010  PDF

  • Are We Governable?
  • “This is America; That's How It Works”
  • EHR Program: Stretch Without Breaking
  • Rolling Rural Web Access
  • RWHC: Your Partner Your Source
  • Rural Hospitals as Part of the Safety Net
  • 18th Annual RWHC Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons 

 RWHC Eye On Health - February, 2010  PDF

  • First Steps & Unintended Consequences 
  • No Master Cost Control Plan a Bad Thing? 
  • 2009’s Best Healthcare Political Whoppers 
  • “Meaningful Use” Impact on Rural Providers 
  • Evidence Based Regulation? 
  • Rural Law Specialists: Quarles & Brady, LLP 
  • Columbus Community Care 
  • 18th Annual RWHC Monato Essay Prize 
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - January, 2010  PDF

  • RWHC Eye On Health, January 1st, 2010
  • Canadian Lessons for Rural Hospitals
  • An Urban View of Rural: Glass Mostly Empty
  • Six Things Have Come Together to Fracture Public Space
  • Location Matters as Rural Loses & Gains Jobs
  • Rural Roads Major Health Hazard
  • Community Care Brightens Days Ahead
  • 18th Annual RWHC Monato Essay Prize
  • NRHA Annual Policy Institute
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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2009

RWHC Eye On Health - December 1st, 2009 PDF

  • Calm in the Eye of the Storm
  • RWHC Blogs
  • Regional Cost Variation Not Just Urban issue
  • Telestroke Coming (Slowly) Into Its Own
  • Osteopathic Medicine Looks at Whole Person
  • NRHA Annual Policy Institute
  • Health Reform & Expanded Rural Coverage
  • 18th Annual RWHC Monato Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health -  November 1st, 2009 PDF

  • Reform Means Little Without Rural Access
  • The Challenge of Healthy Rural Communities
  • Nobel Prize Affirms Cooperative Enterprise
  • Learning Rural Health Leadership
  • Rural Hospitals Drill Down into Service Costs
  • Rural Advocate Blog
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - October 1st, 2009 PDF

  • Reform Starts With You
  • Three Barriers to Solving Our Big Problems
  • What Do We Want When Our Time Comes?
  • BlueCross vs. Big Mac
  • Rural Entrepreneurs Born and Made
  • Local Dialysis Maintains Independence
  • Club Scrub Tool Kit
  • Rural Advocate Blog
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - September 1st, 2009 PDF

  • Rural Faces Reform Hard Hit by Recession
  • Debate Beyond the Lunatic Fringes?
  • "Civility reins at Kind’s town hall meeting"
  • Co-ops Neither Stupid Idea Nor Magic Bullet
  • Future Workforce Crisis a Global Challenge
  • Federal View on Rural Healthcare Workforce
  • Wisconsin View on Healthcare Workforce
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health, August, 2009–"Gone Fishing"

RWHC Eye On Health - July 1st, 2009PDF

  • Fight Recession with Health
  • Rural Helps Lead as Incubator for Innovation
  • Rural Kentucky Innovation in World News
  • Meaningful HIT Use Blocked by Definition
  • Rural Assistance Center an Info Gold Mine
  • Workforce Collaborative Faces Forecast Gap
  • 2009 Monato Prize Essay on Rural HIV/AIDS
  • RWHC 2009 Nurse Excellence Awards
  • RWHC 2009 Health Ambassador Awards
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - June 1st, 2009PDF

  • Local Clusters of Self-Reliance
  • RWHC Seeks Director Member Relations & Business Development
  • We Don’t Need More Simplistic Solutions
  • Hard Times in the Heartland
  • “Meaningful EHR Use” Wonky but Matters
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - May 1st, 2009PDF

  • Top 10 Rural Issues for Health Reform
  • With Health “Reform,” No Free Lunch
  • RWHC Blog: “The Rural Health Advocate”
  • Rural Life Is a High Risk Enterprise
  • Baby Boomers Reinvent the “R” Word
  • Five Telehealth Projects Approved for $46 million in Universal Service Funds
  • Cooperatives Are Major Economic Engine
  • Wisconsin Annual Rural Health Conference
  • RWHC Statement of Core Values
  • Raising Health, Wellness & Safety Awareness
  • "Rural Health Care: Innovations in Policy and Practice"
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - April 2nd, 2009PDF

  • Rural Primary Care–We Get What We Incent
  • The UW Physician Asst. Program “Gets It”!
  • CAHs’ Electronic Medical Record Challenge
  • Rural & Race Matter
  • Promoting Healthy Fast Food
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - March 1st, 2009 PDF

  • What’s Next?
  • Want Good Health? Family & Friends Matter
  • Restoring Balance to American Medicine
  • UW Med School Seeks Rural Applicants
  • We Fiddle While Kid’s Cavities Fester
  • CRNAs Trained to Serve Rural Wisconsin
  • Future Medical Pros Get Preview
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - February 1st, 2009PDF

  • Workforce Crisis – “Time for Talk is Over”
  • Conversation with Federal Workforce Leader
  • A Picture of the Wisconsin Workforce Crisis
  • Successful Non-Profits Think Node Not Hub
  • Rural ED Performance Improvement
  • Local Access to Oncology Services
  • $2,000 Rural Essay Prize Deadline is April 15th
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - January 1st, 2009 PDF

  • An Opportunity for American Healthcare
  • The Experts Finally Find a Common Voice?
  • In Spite of Challenges, Rural Holds Its Own
  • Access to Physician Care Increasingly Grim
  • Medicare Plans Physician Incentive Program
  • Medicare Experiment Not Going as Expected
  • Rural Hospital Survival Benefits Community
  • Community Care in Platteville
  • $2,000 Rural Essay Prize Deadline is April 15th
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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2008

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December, 2008 PDF

  • Aging Population Drives Physician Shortage
  • We Don’t Get What We Don’t Pay For
  • Rural Health Information Technology Scan
  • “From the Middle”: Social Entrepreneurship
  • I Want to Be a Nurse When I Grow Up
  • $2,000 Rural Essay Prize Deadline is April 15th
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November, 2008 PDF

  • Here We Go Again
  • RWHC ITN “First in the Country”
  • 17th Annual Monato Essay Prize Now $2,000
  • Rural Pharmacy Rotations Pay Dividends
  • UW Promotes e-Learning for MDs
  • Wisconsin AHEC Centers Nearly Double
  • Rural Wisconsin Health Leaders Honored
  • Hospital Promotes Health to 3rd Graders
  • Rural Health Policy Institute: January 26-28th, Washington DC
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October, 2008PDF

  • It’s Our Country, Whether We Like It or Not
  • With Prevention, Your Insurance Plan Matters
  • What Return on Investments for Wellness?
  • We Already Pay for Most Uninsured “Care”
  • Rural Health Leadership–Past & Future
  • Calvin Beale Helped Nation See Rural Reality
  • Support for Diabetic Patients Beyond Medical
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August-September, 2008 PDF

  • Mental Illness: a Conspiracy of Silence?
  • Health Workforce: Out of Order, Out of Time
  • Wisconsin Organizes to Get Workforce Data
  • Some Neighbors Easier to Love Than Others
  • Place Matters
  • Club Scrub “Grows Your Own”
  • School Sports Supported by Rural Hospital
  • RWHC Seeks Associate Director for Advocacy
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - July, 2008PDF

  • Surf, Turf and the Future of Primary Care
  • A Rural Hospital Leads on Dental Access
  • 2008 Monato Rural Essay Prize Winner
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June, 2008PDF

  • Rural Hospitals’ Charitable Exemption
  • Rising Mortality Rates Affect All of Us
  • Employer-Based Health Reformed Away?
  • Rural Innovation & Cooperation
  • New Guide on Rural Leadership
  •  “There Oughta Be a Law”
  • RWHC ‘08 Rural Health Ambassador Awards
  • RWHC ‘08 Nurse Excellence Awards
  • Hospice Touch
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May, 2008 PDF

  • What Were They Smoking?
  • Patients Give Rural Hospitals High Marks
  • Federal Policy Penalizes Community Service
  • Medicare Private Plans Grow in Wisconsin
  • CMS Improves CAH Bed Definitions
  • Addressing Rural Men’s Health
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April, 2008PDF

  • Medicare Dis-Advantage
  • Heathcare Quality & Safety Is No Accident
  • State of States: Rural Barriers Persist
  • County Governments Expand Health Agenda
  • Healthier Communities: Worksite by Worksite
  • Hospital Promotes Diabetes Self-Management
  • Worksite Culture Affects Parental Roles
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March, 2008PDF

  • Reform Needs Renewed Sense of Community
  • Med Schools Get the Results They Select For
  • Occasionally, a Good Idea from New York
  • Medical Myths That Can Kill You
  • Hospital Partners to Create Job Opportunities
  • Where They Really the Good Old Days?
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February, 2008PDF

  • Medicare Agency Acting Out Against Rural?
  • Rural ER Wait Time Half of Urban Hospitals
  • The Business Case & Role for Primary Care
  • Curing the Overtreament Epidemic
  • Medicare Private Plans Grow in Wisconsin
  • Rural Hospital Goes the Extra Mile
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January, 2008PDF

  • Where is Rural in Health Care Reform?
  • One in Five Can’t Afford Needed Care
  • Nursing Faculty Shortage = Nursing Shortage
  • If RAC Can’t Tell You, Nobody Can
  • How Do We Build or Rebuild Real Towns?
  • Piranhas Leave Clean Bite
  • FCC to Help RWHC HIT Initiatives
  • Rural Hospitals & Their Larger Community
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 

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2007

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December, 2007PDF

  • Health Care Reform Inevitable, Just Not Yet
  • Healthcare Work Force, a Critical Prognosis
  • Dental Associations—Cure or Curse?
  • America’s Health: a Tale of Two Counties
  • Wisconsin’s “Club Scrub” Honored
  • RWHC Passages
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November, 2007 PDF

  • Fed Building Ban Hamstrings Rural Hospitals
  • Health Workforce Planning Blindfolded
  • High US Chronic Disease Rates Cost Driver
  • In (Partial) Praise of Silos
  • Rural Hospitals & Their Larger Community
  • Living With “Those People”
  • RWHC Passages
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October, 2007 PDF

  • Healthcare Without Prevention Misses Target
  • Local Pharmacists Being Forced Out
  • Private Insurers’ Growing Share of Medicare
  • $1.6 Million Grant Boosts RWHC HIT Plan
  • Wisconsin Extends Nurse Residency Grant
  • Rural Hospitals Benefit From AHEC Support
  • The Bias Against Funding Rural Projects
  • Rural Hospitals & Their Larger Community
  • RWHC Passages of Friends
  • Rural WISC Leadership Opportunity
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - September, 2007 PDF

  • Employees & Employers Getting Prevention
  • Wellness Requires Knocking Holes in Silos
  • Profile of a Rural Community Success Story
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August, 2007 PDF

  • American Looks Homeward on the 4th of July
  • SiCKO, July 4th & Visions of America
  • Do We Want Business-like Government?
  • The Double Bottom Line of Small Hospitals
  • We Have More to Learn about Birds & Bees
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - July, 2007 PDF

  • Why Rural Nurses Matter
  • Private Medicare Plans Taken to Woodshed?
  • Medicare Closing Rural Pharmacies
  • Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine
  • RWHC Œ06 Rural Health Ambassador Awards
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June, 2007 PDF

  • New Era of Hospital-Physician Collaboration
  • IRS Approves Hospital-Physician Cooperation
  • Once Again, Real Life Stranger Than Fiction
  • Win $5,000 for Your Disruptive Innovation
  • Living Wills Need a Life of Their Own
  • Asleep May Be Our Most Productive Time
  • RWHC Nursing Excellence Award Winners
  • How to Connect with Community?

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May, 2007 PDF

  • Small Numbers Matter
  • Role of Transfers Key to Measures of Quality
  • More Health Care Isn’t Same as Better Care
  • How Doctors Think, or Sometimes Don’t
  • Yes, Virginia, Childhood Obesity Is Real
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April, 2007 PDF

  • Mission Based Dental School‹Why Not WI?
  • Nycz Inducted into NACHC Hall of Fame
  • Not You, Not Me, Tax the Man Behind the Tree
  • Physician Shortage Slams Rural Economy
  • Primary Care Income Gap Driving Shortage
  • Rural Development Must Punch Holes in Silos
  • Rural Lost in Complex Federal Designations
  • Questions Are the Answer
  • WI Health Careers 2007 Summer Camps
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March, 2007 PDF

  • Rural Needs to Get the Lead Out
  • Job Not Done Until Prevention is Mainstream
  • Nap—Life You Save May Be Your Own
  • Pharmacist Shortage, an Inconvenient Truth
  • Rural America at a Glance
  • WI Rural RN Program National Best Practice
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February, 2007 PDF

  • $1 M Invested in Strong Rural Communities
  • “No Hospital Is an Island”
  • Good Hires Are No Accident
  • Turning Kids On to Rural Health Careers
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January, 2007 PDF

  • Next Generation Can’t Afford Our Inaction
  • Medicine in Search of Meaning…a spiritual journey for physicians
  • Big Business Embraces Prevention Imperative
  • Practical Guidelines for Employee Wellness
  • Hospitals & the Public’s Health
  • Hatfields & McCoys Can Partner
  • Are You Taking Full Advantage of RAC?
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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2006

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December, 2006 PDF

  • Newly Muscular Middle to Define Agenda
  • Effective Advocates Dream With Open Eyes
  • Airlines Not Best Role Model for Healthcare
  • Building a High Performance Culture
  • Medicine in Search of Meaning… a spiritual journey for physicians
  • Community Health Consultation Services
  • RWHC Approved Vendor of CAHPS Hospital Surveys
  • RWHC Rural Health Essay Competition-15th Annual ($1,000 Prize - April 15 Deadline)
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November, 2006 PDF

  • Rural Must Face Risk of Privatizing Medicare
  • RWHC Licensing Rural Health Careers Web Site
  • A Credible Roadmap for “System” Reform
  • Awesome Online Resource on Rural Issues
  • Work Site Wellness Key to a Healthy State
  • RWHC Offers Patient Satisfaction Surveys
  • 10 Tips for Establishing Quality Improvement Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October, 2006 PDF

  • Rural Jobs Need New Rural Health Strategy
  • Risk Factors Drive County Life Expectancy
  • A New Story in the Rio Grande Valley
  • Rural Will Exceed Rising Expectations
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August & September, 2006 PDF

  • Go Past Political Labels to Recharge America
  • Our Future Requires Redefined Town-Gown
  • Max Health, Min Cost Is a Multi-Sector Job
  • Medicaid: Balancing Care, Coverage & Cost
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - July 1, 2006 PDF

  • Payers Not Waiting for “Healthcare Reform”
  • Feds Need to Invest in Traditional Medicare
  • Strong Rural Communities: Made Not Born
  • It Takes a Community
  • RWHC ‘06 Rural Health Ambassador Awards
  • A Real Wisconsin Rural Health Hero
  • The RWHC 2006 Monato Essay Prize Winner
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June 1, 2006 PDF

  • The Price of Rural Health Care
  • Trust Counts Now More Than Ever
  • “Local-Market Bias” or Healthcare Offshore?
  • Price Transparency Needs to Lose Cataracts
  • Rural Health Fellows Program
  • The Case for Consumerism from the Trenches
  • WI Leaders Receive Top National Honors
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May 1, 2006 PDF

  • Physicians Tomorrow Requires Action Now
  • TeleHealth—Making Barriers Matter Less
  • America Awash in Excess Certitude
  • Health Savings Accounts a Tool, No Cure All
  • Like Roosevelt: Reform the Market to Save It
  • Rural America is Not the Absence of Urban
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April 2, 2006 PDF

  • Leadership Development for Rural Health
  • Meth Is No Lake Woebegone
  • Medicare Prescription Drugs in the Heartland
  • Medicare Drug Benefit Basics
  • Contemporary Issues in Rural Healthcare
  • Rural Health Essay Prize
  • NRHA Annual Conference
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March 1, 2006 PDF

  • Some Is Not a Number; Soon Is Not a Time
  • Health Information Technology Conundrum
  • Not About Change but Organizational Agility
  • Improving Health One Community at a Time
  • On Becoming a Radical Moderate
  • Finding Rural Health Careers in Wisconsin
  • Contemporary Issues in Rural Healthcare
  • Rural Health Essay Prize
  • NRHA Annual Conference
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February 1, 2006 PDF

  • Ten Enduring Ideas for Organizational Health
  • A Growing Threat to Hospital Mission
  • Paying For Hospitals’ Community Service
  • Rural Health, the “Mouse” that Roared
  • Rural Communities Address Meth Production
  • Changing Ageist Assumptions re Retirement
  • What Policies Support Rural Collaboration?
  • RWHC Offering CAHPS Hospital Survey
  • Rural Health $1,000 Essay Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January 1st, 2006 PDF

  • Rural Can Keep the “Person” in “Patient”
  • Reform: Go Beyond Treating Symptoms
  • The Business Case For Investing In Health
  • Growing Your Own (Leadership)
  • STATISTICS FOR DUMMIES
  • Rural Health $1,000  Essay Prize  
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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2005

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December 1, 2005 PDF

  • Oral Health, Healthcare’s Neglected Stepchild
  • Rural Wisconsin Hospital Wins Top Honor
  • Rural Health Disparities Don’t Always Count
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
  • "Eye On Health" Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November 1, 2005 PDF

  • Old Rivalry Distracts from Common Need
  • Medicare’s New Prescription Drug Benefit
  • Wisconsin’s Part D Helplines
  • Rural Information Technology Update
  • Congress & Rural Policy Makers Listening?
  • "Eye On Health" Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October 1, 2005 PDF

  • Rural Advocates Mustn’t Become Complacent
  • Big Ugly Rural Trends
  • Strong Rural Communities Initiative Update
  • Business Taking Up Population Health
  • RWHC “HIT” Takes Major Step Forward
  • “Eye On Health” Cartoons
  •  

SEPTEMBER-GONE FISHING

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August 1st, 2005 PDF

  • U.S.—Midwest Relations
  • Class Bias: Doing What Comes Naturally?
  • Health, Community & Race
  • Physician Shortage Hits Rural First & Worst
  • Medical Schools’ Rural Attitude Matters
  • CAHs Mirror Overall Hospital Trends
  • Malpractice Caps Help Rural Communities
  • “Eye On Health” Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - July 1, 2005 PDF

  • STRONG RURAL COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE PROPOSALS DUE JULY 31ST
  • They Should Cost $100 a Pack
  • Rural America is More than Cows & Corn
  • Need $2.5 Billion? Get Serious About Diabetes
  • Fred Moskol Receives Top National Honor
  • Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine
  • Saving 100,000 Lives By June 2006
  • Make Use of the Rural Assistance Center
  • RWHC 2005 Rural Health Ambassadors
  • 2005 Monato Essay Prize Winner
  • Wisconsin Rural Partners Worth a Look
  • A Wisconsin Boy Tells His Story
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June 1, 2005 PDF

  • Medical Schools Need Rural Input
  • Oppose Medicare Rural Construction Ban
  • Get the Bias Out of Public Reporting
  • The 2005 Nursing Excellence Award Winners
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May 5, 2005 PDF
This issue of Eye On Health is from “Collaborations to Enhance Community and Population Well-Being,” a chapter in The 2005 Report to the Secretary:Rural Health and Human Service Issues by the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services.

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April 1, 2005 PDF

  • Collaborative Leadership Matters
  • Hospitals as Community Builders
  • In Memoriam: Ron Shaffer (1945 – 2005)
  • Hospitals Designated as Medicare Critical Access Hospitals Now Serve Over 1,000 Communities
  • Rural Dental Access Continues Blocked
  • Medicare $$$ Attract National Health Plans
  • No Chocolate Chip Cookies Without The Chips
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March 1, 2005 PDF

  • Some Is Not a Number. Soon Is Not a Time
  • RWHC—Advisory Board Partnership
  • Diabetes Plan Meaningless Without Action
  • Competitors Collaborate to Take on Diabetes
  • A Dialogue on Rural "Pay-For-Perfmance"
  • Boomers Not Quickly/Quietly into the Night
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February 1, 2005 PDF

  • What Does America Want From Its Congress?
  • Getting Kids Through School Is HealthCare
  • Rural Health Is An Economic Engine
  • Leapfrog Shifts To Leverage Health Plans
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January 1, 2005 PDF

  • Public Reporting: Arrogance vs. Indifference?
  • Insurers Reinvent Selves or Government Will
  • Chronic Illness & Best Community Practices
  • Fiscal Impact of State Aging Trends
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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 2004

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November 1st, 2004 PDF

  • Developing Shared Electronic Health Records
  • U.S. Quality Agenda Neglects Excess Use
  • Mentoring Next Generation of Rural Nurses
  • Obesity Hard to Cure: Prevention a Must
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October 1st, 2004 PDF

  • Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine
  • Ad-Hoc Training of Docs Doesn’t Do It
  • Emerging Bipartisan View Healthcare is Sick
  • Consumer Directed Care Only to Shift Costs?
  • Shawano Initiative To Help Farm Families
  • Dr Smith’s Amazon Report
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - September 1st, 2004 PDF

  • Your “Skin” in the Insurance “Game”?
  • Adding Primary Care Lowers Overall Costs
  • Healthier America One Community at a Time
  • Communities Organize Against #1 Killer
  • Update: Rural Health Works 
  • Rears
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August 1st, 2004 PDF

  • Healthcare—The ‘Calm’ Before the Storm
  • Healthcare Transformation & Odd Bedfellows
  • Health Insurance Market Doing Self In?
  • Giving Rural Kids Something to Smile About
  • Rural Do & Can Meet Quality Standards
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - July 1st, 2004 PDF

  • Non-Rabid Partisans Don’t Get No Respect
  • Maintaining Essential Rural Providers
  • We Divide Value When We Need To Make It
  • Health Care Future Requires New Thinking
  • New Front on Health Costs: Healthy Workers
  • E-Commerce No Longer Just for Nerds
  • Blueprint for Community Builders
  • Science Finally Proves Men’s Ties Are Dumb
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June 1st, 2004 PDF

  • A Wired Future for Rural Health Networks
  • A Consumer Role In Care Requires Literacy
  • Balanced Scorecards & Population Health
  • Community Health Improvement Support
  • Catholics Advocates Economic Development
  • WISC Health Center Grows Its Community
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May 1st, 2004 PDF

  • Wisconsin Can Choose Healthier Communities
  • Rural Hospitals Get Real About Prevention
  • Higher Ratio of Specialists Lowers Quality
  • WI Leadership Calls For Med School Reform
  • The 2004 RWHC Nurse Excellence Awards
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April, 2004 PDF

  • RWHC Honors Rural Health Ambassadors
  • Managed Care: Nightmare or Opportunity?
  • Restructure GME to Train Rural Physicians
  • Hard to Hit Targets You Don’t See
  • Knowing Rights/Responsibility vs Suing Rights
  • Research Matters to You & Your Heart
  • Cooperative Business Model Aids Rural
  • Synergy Between Advocacy & Shared Services
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March, 2004 PDF

  • Metros Value FQHC Partnership—Rural Next?
  • We Fail To Offer Kids Basic Dental Care
  • Health Insurance Reform—Promises & Pitfalls
  • Medicare Reform—“Let The Tweaking Begin.”
  • Rural Nurse Leaders Redesign Work
  • Half CAH New Benefit—Not From Medicare
  • Dr Smith Back In Amazon Clinic
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February, 2004 PDF

  • Physician Workforce Reform Long Over-Due
  • Calling for Equality of Care Opportunities
  • Look for Savings Where Costs Greatest
  • Federal Reserve Focus on Rural Health
  • Raucous Times Favor Collaboration
  • Corporate Culture/Management Matters
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter- January, 2004 PDF

  • Our Understanding Can Lead to Action
  • Small Businesses Face Complex Choices
  • AARP Responds to Medicare Bill Critics 
  • RWHC Annual Rural Health Essay Prize 
  • RWHC Internet Connectivity & Security 
  • Has Your Hospital Linked to the Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation? 
  • Badgers Need to Catch up with Flatlanders
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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2003

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December, 2003 PDF

  • Why Medicare Bill Should Pass
  • Rurals’ Greater Need for Medicare Drug Benefit
  • Consumer Driven & Employers Cutting Losses
  • Defined Contribution Plan Explosion Predicted
  • Paying For Quality—Policy Elite Speaks Up
  • Balancing Individual & Community Health
  • Rural Life Stile
  • Eye On Health Cartoons 

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November, 2003 PDF

  • Editorial: Defining Access To Care
  • Rural In The Midwest Means Less Access To Health Care & Worse Health
  • Wisconsin Can Improve Its Outcomes
  • Rural Is Not Rural Is Not Urban
  • Rural In The Eye Of The Beholder
  • Fancy Footwork
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October, 2003 PDF

  • Medicare: Defined Benefit Or Contribution?
  • National Health Reform Needs To Follow The Money
  • Wonk, Wonkless, Read An Epidemic Of Care
  • Radicalizing the Middle
  • Quality: How Much Are We Like Widgets?
  • Putting Wheels On Suitcases
  • Hug Your Rural Doc & Support Externships
  • RWHC 12th Annual Rural Health Essay Prize
  • Beyond Frontier, Rural Health Amazon Style
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter, September, 2003 PDF

  • A Vision for the Future of Rural Health?
  • We Can’t Improve What We Don’t See
  • Focusing on Variation in Medical Practice
  • Jury Out on Consumer Driven Health Plans
  • Enough Already Re Liability Insurers
  • New Report on How Networks Add Value
  • Passion Is No Excuse for Political Excess
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

Gone Fishing, No August Newsletter

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - July, 2003  PDF

  • Drive For Medicare Equity Has Deep Roots
  • Evolving The Rural Safety Net Strategy
  • RWHC Quality Improvement Capacity Model
  • Dietary Past Part Of Today’s Health Crisis
  • Doctor Smith Goes To Town Amazon Style
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June, 2003  PDF

  • Ignore Small Business Struggle At Your Peril
  • Minnesotan Frames Health Reform Issues
  • President Proposes Medicare Experiment
  • Rural Best Practices Not Always Small Urban
  • Home Grown & Deadlier Than Cigarettes
  • Warm Drippy Nose Replaces Cold Needle
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May, 2003  PDF

  • Rural Hospitals & FQHCs Form Alliance
  • Supreme Court Allows For Fair Competition
  • WHA Gives Leadership Award To Sen. Dale Schultz
  • Insurance Self-Advocacy Guidebook On-Line
  • RWHC Congratulates Harold Brown
  • How Do We Address Competition’s Dark Side?
  • Medicare Rural-Urban Equity Goes From Bad To Worse
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April, 2003  PDF

  • Our Communities Feel Medicare Shortchange
  • STOP The Proposed Elimination Of Wisconsin Medicaid Rural Equity Payments
  • WI Small Employer Pool: Fish Or Cut Bait
  • Wisconsin Adopts A Population Health Focus
  • What You Can Do To Improve Population Health
  • Wisconsin’s Shame, Family Medicine Residencies Sit Empty
  • Uninsured Rates Affect All Of Us
  • RWHC 11th Annual Rural Health Essay Prize Deadline Is April 15th
  • Antismoking Measures —The Perfect Storm
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter, March, 2003  PDF

  • Arguing For Rural Community Hospitals
  • Fed. Way: Higher Quality = Lower Payment
  • Public-Private Partnership For Recruitment
  • Tools For Improving Partnership Synergy
  • The Rural Lie—Media, Perceptions & Policy
  • Fiscal Chicken’s Coming Home
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February, 2003  PDF

  • Mega-HMOs Set To Invade Rural America?
  • Insurance For Small Employers
  • RWHC WAN To Receive Telecom Subsidy
  • End Of The Drug Company Kick-Back?
  • Rural Dentists Don’t Grow In the Fields
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January, 2003  PDF

  • Bioterrorism Prep Requires Collaboration
  • Boomers Begin To Drive Work Redesign
  • Can This Health Insurance System Survive?
  • Rural Wisconsin Staff Recruitment Initiated
  • Rural IT Requires Collaboration & Funding
  • One Person Can Make A Difference
  • Cooperatives Mimic Slime Mold
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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 2002

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December, 2002PDF

  • New Road To Rural Political Effectiveness?
  • A Champion For Medicare Equity
  • Focus On Quality Could Bring Bonus
  • Health Care Consumerism—The Next Wave?
  • Regional Maternity QI Collaboration
  • RWHC Wide Area Network and Data Center
  • Work To Do While Debating Medicare
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November, 2002PDF

  • Health Insurance Fails The Heartland
  • Health Insurance Mess—Private Sector Fix?
  • Health Insurance Mess—Public Sector Fix?
  • CAHs—Medicare Giveth, Medicare Taketh?
  • Dental Status Quo Maintains Status Quo
  • Active Work Once A Day Keeps Doctor Away
  • American Gothic—The Ongoing Stereotypes
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October, 2002PDF

  • Rethinking Rural Health Advocacy
  • Subsidize MDs as Needed, Not Med. Schools
  • Small Employer Crisis: “While Rome Burns”
  • Admissions Of Two Serial Pollsters
  • RWHC Quality Program Gets National Plug
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter -  September, 2002PDF

  • Rural Health Can Help Lead The Way
  • Tommy Thompson’s Real Rural Legacy?
  • Real Solutions Look At Big Picture
  • Current Dental Crisis Worsening
  • Informal Caregivers Key Part Of Workforce
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August, 2002 (Went Fishing)

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter, July, 2002 PDF

  • Argument For Rural Community Hospitals
  • People Choose Health Security Over Tax Cuts
  • Rurals Aren’t Exempt From Bioterrorism
  • Wisconsin Health Alert Network
  • The Smallpox Vaccination Debate
  • Complex Problems Require Collaboration
  • Real Brat Is Boiled, Grilled & Then Stewed
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June, 2002PDF

  • Luxury Politics Of An Academic Islander”
  • Read Or Reread This Classic On Leadership
  • Medicare Tax Not Sustainable
  • Quality Model From Unlikely Place
  • A Cooperative Advantage In Cyberspace
  • Requiem for Hal
  • Making Quality Of Care Better
  • Learning In And From Aging Americans
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May, 2002PDF

  • Rurals Ask For New Federal Relationship
  • Mental Health Major Challenge On The Farm
  • Partners in Agricultural Health
  • Mainstream Hospital Journal Supports Parity
  • We Have More To Learn About Cooperation
  • 2002 RWHC Nursing Excellence Award s
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April, 2002PDF

  • The Rural Community Hospital Assistance Act
  • Permissible Vs. Suspect Lab Competition?
  • MD—Conflict, Coexistence, or Capitulation?
  • Community Development Tips From Ireland
  • Your Chance For Good Health Care
  • Wisconsin Again A National Innovator
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March, 2002PDF

  • Triangulating Greed, Marketing & Hope
  • An Alternative To High Cost & Low Quality?
  • The SUV-ification of U.S. Health Care?
  • Rural Medicare Initiative Whose Time Is Now
  • Defined-Contribution Plans—The Next Wave?
  • Beyond Generic Gender Health Care
  • Academic Hoops Know No Boundaries
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February, 2002PDF

  • Medical School Leadership Matters
  • First 2002 Shot Across Medicare Equity Bow
  • State Bipartisan Leadership Matters
  • "Walking Away Not An Option"
  • The Health Care System: At Least Not Boring
  • Value Purchasing—Work In Progress
  • Aspirin A Day If Doctor Says OK
  • Earning A Diploma Amazon Style
  • Eye On Health Cartoons\

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January, 2002PDF

  • Terrorism Defense—Doing The Job At Home
  • Red Cross & Hospitals Parting Company?
  • Medicare Board Needs Rural Voices
  • CAH & BIPA Counter BBA
  • Health Care Expenditures, How Is Wisconsin Doing?
  • The Hidden Driver of Great Performance
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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 2001

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December, 2001PDF

  • Medicare Reform Inevitable, Its Shape Isn’t
  • Rural Take Needed On Medicare Reform
  • Rural Medicare Payment Fixes Decimal Dust
  • Blood Just Business To Red Cross
  • Lessons From For-Profit Networks
  • Safer Health Care Starts With Common Sense
  • RWHC Quality Program Available Nationally
  • HIPAA Collaborative Of Wisconsin
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November, 2001PDF

  • Quality Data Needed About Quality Of Care
  • Wisconsin Rated High For Quality Of Care
  • Will Insurers Block Small Business Proposal?
  • Midwest, Medicare & HMOs
  • Michael Decker Wins ACHE-WI Honors
  • RWHC Virtual Network
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October, 2001PDF

  • Not Rural To Urban But Rural-Urban To Fringe
  • Secretary Thompson True To His Rural Roots
  • More Health Insurance Hikes Predicted
  • Wisconsin Needs To Plan Its Future Workforce
  • The Role Of Quality Report Cards?
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - September, 2001PDF

  • Medicare Future Hung Up On Political Fence
  • Losing The Ethic Of Caring For Your Neighbor?
  • Changing Health Plan, Physician Relationships
  • So, Why Choose To Be A Rural Doctor?
  • Public Thanks, Whether Fred Wants It Or Not
  • The Job Of Leadership: Inspire Commitment
  • Critical Access Hospital Map For Wisconsin
  • At Least Some Tobacco $ Fights Tobacco Use
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August, 2001PDF

  • What Is Needed Next For Medicare?
  • Thompson Brings Science To Patient Safety
  • Errors-Why We Don’t Act & How We Can?
  • Regional Consortium Makes A Difference
  • Wisconsin Ready To Move On Dental Crisis
  • "Rural" In The UW Plan; Action To Follow?
  • Beginning To Regret What We Wished For?
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June, 2001 PDF

  • We Must Stand For Rural Reality, Not Myths
  • Raising The Bar For Provider
  • Success Demands Touch And High Tech
  • Warm Hearts Build Healthy Bodies
  • Lessons From The For-Profit Networks
  • RWHC Hospital 1st As Exemplary Employer
  • Student’s "Life In the Box" Awarded $1,000
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May, 2001PDF

  • RWHC Nursing Excellence Award Winners
  • REACH For Rural America
  • Medicare Redesign: Ask The Rural Questions
  • Small Businesses Expect State Insurance Fix
  • Backlash Or Accessing Needed Labor?
  • Rural Counties Need Proactive Med. Schools
  • Our Great Failure—Rural Dental Health
  • Nonprofits Are Fundamental To Who We Are
  • A Friend To Rural Communities Moves On
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April, 2001PDF

  • Non-Profits Fighting Threat To Mission
  • Historic Medicare Payment Bias Recognized
  • Work Force Shortage & Civil Disobedience
  • Work Force Shortage & Vocational Training
  • Less Competition Among Health Insurers?
  • A Conflicted Public View Of Health Care
  • Rural Environmental Scan
  • A Voice Of Hope About The Next Four Years
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March, 2001PDF

  • Medicare Accountability–"First Do No Harm"
  • MD Recruitment From Developing Nations?
  • Excessive Tax Cuts Threaten Medicare
  • The Rural Interest In Medicare Reform
  • In Quality Matters, Rural Not Small Urban
  • Medicare Isn’t The Only Federal Program
  • Core Rural Health Resources & Contacts
  • Wisconsin’s BadgerCare In The Limelight
  • Rural Teleconferences That Actually Work
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February, 2001PDF

  • Fair Medicare Payments Are Not Subsidies
  • Improving Quality No Longer Just Academic
  • Individual Blindness To System Failure
  • Living Is Also About Preparing For Loss
  • End Of Life Care Principles
  • Competitive Threat To Rural Infrastructure
  • Rural Hospital Gets Governor’s Top Award
  • $1000 Monato Prize
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January, 2001PDF

  • Rural Hospitals Proposing Medicare Reform
  • Debate On Market Reforms Requested
  • Employers To Drop Insurance Broker Role?
  • Sowing Seeds Of Hope
  • Texas Uses Tobacco To Support Rural Health
  • RWHC CVO NCQA Recertified
  • Effective Advocacy Is Belief Driven
  • Piedra Negra
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

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 2000

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December, 2000PDF
  • HIPAA = Y2K x 100
  • Drug Spending Driving Insurance Increases
  • National Campaign For Rural Hospitals
  • HMOs Out Of Steam Or Just Getting Ready?
  • Helping Uninsured Helps Bottom Line
  • Wild Rose Cited As National CAH Model
  • Read Fine Print Before Going Whole Hog
  • EOH Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November, 2000PDF

  • Wisconsin Proposes End To Wage Index Bias
  • Election Debate—Promises Without Reality
  • Cost Control Kitchen Just Got A Lot Hotter
  • Health Care Rationing—Not In My Backyard
  • Employee Benefits, A Consumer Approach
  • Rural Nurses Now Learn From Home
  • Health Care & Policy, A Clash Of Cultures
  • Demand Is For High Tech & High Touch
  • National Rural Health 2001 Policy Institute
  • Critical Access Hospital Update
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October, 2000PDF

  • Health Care Dilemma For Politicians
  • The Political Dilemma for Providers
  • Grass Roots Medicare Suits Continue
  • Sound Bites Mislead On Drug Coverage
  • Capital Short For Electronic Med. Orders
  • Targeted Relief – The Health Services Corp
  • Cooperatives -- A Proud Wisconsin Tradition
  • Rural Immunizations In The Tropics
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August, 2000PDF

  • Local Health Care Strengthens Communities
  • Medicare Justice Will Take a Bit Longer
  • Rural Issues Getting More Serious Face Time
  • The Perfect Storm--Part II
  • System Failure Hits Small Employers Hardest
  • Stand Alone Hospitals Back In Fashion
  • Competition Going Under The Microscope
  • WISC Network for Health Policy Research
  • Eye Examine Rules Out Pit Viper
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - July, 2000PDF

  • What America Thinks About The Uninsured
  • A Major Unknown Resource For Uninsured
  • The Election Needs To Be About Governing
  • Putting Unfair Medicare Payments On Table
  • Medicare & Rural Hospitals: A Visual Update
  • The Hedgehog and the Fox
  • Rural/Urban Differences Vary Substantially
  • The Wisconsin Healthy Heart Diet
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June, 2000PDF

  • Health Care Safety Net Endangered
  • Statewide Medicare Initiative Pays Off
  • Another Medicare Wage Glitch Hurts Rural
  • RWHC Employment Opportunities
  • Rural Health Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Wisconsin Coalition Aims At Medical Errors
  • The Value of Community Pharmacists
  • How To Start A Cooperative
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May, 2000PDF

  • RWHC Nurse Excellence Award
  • Partners In Agricultural Health
  • Telecommunications Designed For CAHs
  • Wisconsin Using Anti-Rural Federal Index
  • When We Win Medicare Equity, What Next?
  • 1st Medicare Justice Coalition Court Hearing
  • A Proposal to Save Rural Home Health
  • RWHC Seeks Health Information Manager
  • Bucky Badger’s Amazonian Transformation
  • Ed Harding the Administrator at Columbus
  • Online Glossary for Health Care Policy
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April, 2000PDF

  • Medicare Fairness Rebellion Spreads
  • HMOs, Other Plans, More Alike Than Not
  • Elderly Dig Deep To Pay For Medical Care
  • Popular Perception Wrong Re Drug Costs
  • Lifestyle Enhancement Or Basic Healthcare?
  • Strong & Stoic Can Be Bad For Your Health
  • Giant, Competing Businesses Network
  • Bureaucracy Knows No Geography
  • Seinfeldists Develop Academic Discipline
  • American Healers In Need Of Healing
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March, 2000PDF

  • Large Urban Hospitals Double Down Rurals
  • Medicare Redistribution Must Go Both Ways
  • Two Lobbies That Really Deserve Each Other
  • Vanishing HMOs Abandon Rural Residents
  • Not Exactly Walking The Talk
  • Employees To Get Health Plan Choice & Cost?
  • Consumers Will Use Data About Providers
  • Virtual Healthcare Becoming Reality
  • Not A Virtual HMO, But Mean
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February, 2000PDF

  • Purchasers Not Buying Behavioral Change
  • Good Medicine Is Good Business
  • Listening To Insured Workers
  • Into The Looking Glass--An Investor’s View
  • WI Credit Assessment Program Renewed
  • False & Real Threats To Social Security
  • Too Few Hospital Beds?
  • Rural Clot Busters
  • Wheelchair--The Sequel
  • Bringing Heart & Soul Back Into Medicine
  • A Guy’s View Of E-Mail
  • Rural Leaders Again The Early Innovators
  • Eye On Health cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January, 2000PDF

  • Midwest Based Medicare Rebellion Spreads
  • Medicare Justice Coalition--How We Got Here?
  • BadgerCare--WI Legislature’s Work Not Done
  • Tobacco Money--Even New York Gets It Right
  • Loose Guns--The Tobacco Issue For 2000?
  • In A Shrinking World, AIDS Growth Chilling
  • Illegal Drug Labs Invest Rural Wisconsin
  • Mammography Task Force Update
  • Racial Effects On Life Expectancy
  • UW Medical School Seeks Rural & Community Leadership
  • The Wheelchair-Part I
  • Beyond Rural, Beyond Frontier, Is Jungle
  • RWHC Seeks EMS ConsultantEye On Health cartoons

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1999

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December, 1999PDF

  • Seniors At Bat: Challenge Medicare’s Constitutionality
  • Seniors Rebel-The Big Picture
  • The Beginning Of Pro- Rural Health Congress?
  • More Miracle Drugs Fewer Can Afford
  • How Good Is Health Care For Your Health?
  • RWHC & JCAHO Have "Spirited" Debate
  • MD Barriers To Using Clinical Guidelines
  • For Colds/Flu, TLC Is Often The Prescription
  • 10 Steps To Increase BadgerCare Enrollment
  • No Ifs or Buts, Get the Yellow Book Update
  • RWHC Hospital Wins Major Quality Award
  • Dean of Rural Hospital CEOs Honored
  • EOH Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November, 1999PDF

  • Is It 200,000 or 600,000 Wisconsin Uninsured?
  • Health Care Reform in the Washington Post
  • Health Care Reform in the New York Times
  • For-Profit Health Care--The Dark Side
  • Beyond a Sound Bite, What Is Community?
  • Communities Reclaiming For-Profit Castoffs
  • Thinking Locally, Acting Globally
  • Any of Us May Become Health Care Workers
  • We Must Detect Breast Cancer Earlier
  • State Has Primo Health Consumer WWW Site
  • EOH Cartoons

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October, 1999PDF

  • Why Fewer Rural Medicare Benefits?
  • Strong Backing for Medicare Equity Claims
  • Co-op Month Supports Rural Women’s Health
  • Healthcare: A Lot Is Useless, Much Isn’t Done
  • Business & Health Leaders on Same Planet
  • Employment-Based Health Benefits Update
  • HMO Customer Ratings Fall
  • Nonprofits & Technology Funding
  • The Ultimate Practical How-To Web Site
  • How Do you Know Web Info Is Any Good?
  • EOH Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - September, 1999PDF

  • A Strong Argument for Rural Independence
  • "Could We Just Sort Of Legislate?"
  • The Case for a Patients' Bill of Rights
  • Too Much Privacy Hazardous to Your Health
  • Medicare--Same Old, Same Old
  • Health Poor for Workers Out of ViewSelf-Employed BadgerCare Access Improved
  • Want to Live Longer?--Location Matters
  • Mega-Web Link List
  • PHYTOPHOTODERMATITIS
  • EOH Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - August, 1999PDF

  • Will Medicare Vouchers Work for Rural?
  • Rural Hospital Plight Taken to the U.S. Senate
  • "Right" to be Elected Trumps Patients’ Rights
  • Late BadgerCare Applicants May Lose Out
  • Local Teenage Actors Reaching Other Teens
  • Statewide Satellite Dialogue to Help Kids
  • Spirituality, Medicine & Advocacy
  • Ethics Consultation for Rural Providers
  • Women-Ask Questions & Live Healthier
  • A Snap Shot of Rural History/Future
  • Use BlueCross Monies Off Campus, Over Time
  • EOH Cartoons\

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - July, 1999PDF

  • State Leadership Needed for Purchasing Pools
  • Managed Care Is More than Managed Costs
  • Same Quality Standards but in Rural Context
  • Wilensky Calls for Select Medicare Increases
  • Clinton’s Medicare Reform--More of the Same?
  • What is Choice Worth?
  • Medicare Fee-For-Service or Managed Care?
  • Change in Federal Definition of Rural Areas?
  • The Superior CEO: A Profile
  • A Self-Test For CEOsStaring into Coffee
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - June, 1999PDF

  • Uninsured & Small Employers Closely Linked
  • Politicians Fiddle as Number Uninsured Grow
  • Rural Sympathy Scarce for Teaching Hospitals
  • Angry Seniors Preparing Medicare Equity Suit
  • Health Care Quality Demands Improvement
  • Are We More than Our Repairable Parts?
  • Leadership Training Available By Satellite
  • Institute of Medicine Backs Collaboration
  • Health & Safety Needs Real Communities
  • Internet Now the Gardener's Best Friend

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - May, 1999PDF

  • Health Insurance Pools Make Good Sense
  • Collaborating for Appropriate Antibiotics Use
  • Federal Dollars Not Dumping from Rural Sky
  • A Rural Challenge to Enroll BadgerCare Kids
  • How Many Ways Can You Say Unsustainable?
  • The Changing Face of Medicare
  • Shortage of Rural Physicians Is Solvable
  • Not Laughing--Right Frontal Lobe Challenged?
  • Transforming How We See Transforming
  • WI PT of the Year Serves Rural & Urban Alike
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - April, 1999PDF

  • Domestic Violence In Our Back Yard
  • Creative Organizations Just Don't Happen
  • A RWHC Service Passes Major Hurdle
  • Test Your Rural Health IQ
  • RWHC Forming Speakers Bureau
  • New Mega-Health Site On Web
  • "Ask Marilyn" Answers The "Unanswerable"
  • Learning Life's Last Competency
  • Living Wills And Power Of Attorney On Web
  • Title Creep
  • Pagan Rurals Named The Days Of The Week
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

 RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - March, 1999PDF 

  • WI Communities Need State AHEC Support
  • Medicare Fails to Consider Rural Impact\
  • HMOs Will Have Less Incentive to Avoid Sick
  • Health Plans Get Boost in Some Counties
  • Play to Strengths, Address Weaknesses
  • Telemedicine--Beyond Email
  • WI Providers Need to Help "Sell" BadgerCare
  • Doc Hollywood, Part II
  • The National Rural Health Resource Center
  • RWHC Members In News Doing Good
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - February, 1999PDF

  • Enough Already, Feds Approve BadgerCare
  • Drug Companies & Elderly Face-off on Medicare
  • Medicare's Management Crisis Hurts Us All
  • Market Questions For-Profit Managed Care
  • HMOs Match Traditional Insurance Increases
  • Does Wisconsin Intend to Hurt Small Business?
  • RWHC's New Office Now a Reality
  • WI Coalition for Health Insurance Reform
  • Physician Practice Styles Effect Health Status
  • Beyond Experts, Stories That Heal
  • Today's Organizations Require New Skills
  • Touchy Feely or Pragmatic Management?
  • HMOs & Public Health Can Collaborate
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - January, 1999 PDF

  • Rose Bowl Fever Sweeps Countryside
  • Long Term Care Reform--a Rural View
  • WDC Rural Advocacy Critical in 1999
  • RWHC--A Quick Twenty Years
  • Why Wisconsin is Wisconsin
  • Competitors Can Collaborate Around Quality
  • Medicare Critical Access Hospital Program
  • Growing Beyond Grumbling & Griping
  • RWHC WWW Site as Internet Starting Point
  • Hear AMA's Historic Opposition to Merger
  • Researchers, Please Don't Change Your Mind
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

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1998

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - December 1st, 1998

  • Rural Health's Future Keeps Changing
  • Rural Seniors, Get Mad--Location Matters
  • $2 Billion State Shortfall
  • Your County's Medicare Options on Internet
  • Small Firms Hard Hit by Premium Increases
  • Purchasing Pools Can Make a Difference
  • WI Coalition for Health Insurance Reform
  • 1st Stark Opinion Focuses on Rural Exception
  • Crashes - #1 Killer of America's Kids
  • 1st Rural Medicare HMO, Leader or Anomaly?
  • Rural HMOs Spreading-the Implications?
  • HMOs--Problem or Symptom?
  • Rural Population Surging
  • All Things Bright, Beautiful, Great & Small
  • Eye On Health cartoon

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - November 1st, 1998

  • HMOs-Evolution Or Extinction?
  • Gatekeeping-Jury Is Still Out
  • Small Businesses Bear Brunt Rate Increases
  • Americans Without Insurance Up Again
  • Rurals Shouldn't Sell Selves Cheaply
  • Non-Profit Rural Hospitals Good Investment
  • This Year's Attack On Rural Funding
  • Why Is Wisconsin Last In Federal Spending?
  • Making a Child's Life on Farm Safer
  • Chiropractors--The "Invisible" Rural Providers
  • Suicide Is Male Illness & Can Be Treated
  • WI AHEC System's Grass Roots
  • Collaboration Can Be Pain In Back
  • $1,000 for Best Rural Health Essay
  • Tip for Graying Computer Users
  • This Newsletter Now Available Via Email
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter - October 1st, 1998

  • Graying Wisconsin Leads to Growing Conflict
  • Where is Ken Starr When We Do Need Him?
  • Rural Principles for Rural Medicare Reform
  • Medicare HMOs on Sick List
  • HMO Backlash Fed by Lack of Plan Choices?
  • Stages of Maturation In Health Promotion
  • Rural Initiatives Reduce Cost of Borrowing
  • Agreement on Medicare Wage Index Reached
  • Are Patient Report Cards Worth Anything?
  • Cooperatives Part of Wisconsin's Economy
  • New Option for Rural
  • Rural Advocates & Information Age Issues
  • Eye On Health

RWHC Newsletter - September, 1998

  • 41 Million Uninsured with a Strong Economy
  • Medicare's Rural Wage Bias, Chapter 99
  • Caution Advised Re Rural Medicare HMOs
  • New Payment Option For Rural Hospitals
  • Hospitals' Assisted-Living Opportunity?
  • All HMOs Are Not Equal
  • Cooperative Technical Assistance on Web
  • Local Control Matters, But How?
  • Deinstitutionalization's Unfinished Business
  • RWHC Competency Program
  • Turning Point to Proceed
  • Larry Nine's Honored for 15 Years' Service
  • Rural Health/Economics Video Available
  • Natural Network vs. Individual Tensions
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

 RWHC Newsletter - August, 1998

  • Medicare Sausage from Rural Road Kill
  • Dog Bites Man--Only Healthy Need Apply
  • HMO Reform or Election Year Posturing?
  • HMO Reform or Not, Ask Questions
  • HMO Mecca Calls for Increasing Choice
  • Medicine Is Still First About People
  • Warning of Non-Profit Backlash
  • Community of Spectators is No Community
  • NRHA Works to Expand Who Is at the Table
  • Rural Telehealth Applications Up
  • For Corporate Health, Encourage Dissent
  • RWHC Moving to Independence Trail
  • RWHC Cuts Provider/HMO Paper Work
  • Choosing Fragmentation or Cooperation
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

 RWHC Newsletter - July, 1998

  • Question of Patient Choice
  • Health Marts in Future?
  • Insurance Reform for Small Business
  • HMO Reform & Politics
  • Competition Requires Risk Adjustment
  • Phone Companies Attack Rural Subsidy
  • Rural Physicians Are Risk-Sharing
  • Women's Health Fair, August 15th
  • Ten Ways to Successfully Ruin A Board
  • Collaboration Jazz
  • Model Long Term Care System
  • Attitude Matters
  • Monato Essay Prize Awarded
  • Congratulations Richland Center
  • Haney Moves Up Food Chain
  • Message Here?
  • Diverse World of Cooperatives
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

There Was No June Issue

RWHC Newsletter - May, 1998

  • Darwin, Congress & Slopping Hogs
  • Rural Advocacy--No Time for Laurels
  • NRHA Current Policy Papers On-line
  • Rural Archive of Maps On-line
  • "Keep Friends Close, Enemies Closer"
  • Columbia/HCA--Scapegoat or Criminal?
  • Wisconsin Outlaws Midnight Hospital Raids
  • Call for Nonprofits to Heal Themselves
  • Declining Occupancy Rates Bottoming Out?
  • Rural Health Policy Discussion Group
  • Grant Funds for Local Access Projects
  • "Just the Facts, Mam"
  • The Mother of All Search Engines
  • JAMA Adds Women's Health Site On-line
  • Federal Web Site for Telehealth Subsidies
  • Violent Images--Cause or Effect?
  • New Health Insurance Tax Deductions?
  • Eye On Health cartoon

 RWHC Newsletter - April, 1998

  • Health Care Competition Is Also About Jobs
  • USA Today Weighs In for the Uninsured
  • Rural Kept Uninsured Three Times Longer
  • Ron Kind (WI) to Monitor Medicare Reform
  • Perspective Of A Medicare Commissioner
  • Acceleration of Buyer Demands
  • W.W.II Freeze Effects Competition Today
  • The Struggle for Power in Managed Care
  • Closed Neighbor Doesn't Help the Survivors
  • Annual Meetings--Not Just Cheesehead Hats
  • Act Now to Reduce Rural Telehealth Costs
  • National Quality Expert Here On April 22nd
  • Cost Effective Capital for Small Projects
  • Competent Leaders Have High Emotional IQ
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

 RWHC Newsletter - March, 1998

  • The Key American Value of Choice
  • Competing by Avoiding Sick People
  • Secretary Donna Shalala & Rural Health
  • Medicare Bankruptcy, a Crisis Only Delayed
  • Not Just an HMO Driven World
  • Doctors Give Mixed Marks to "Gatekeeping"
  • Web Sites for Rural Minority Health
  • "Mastering the Natural Art of Dying"
  • The Answer is All in the Question
  • Bull Market Undermines Community Spirit
  • If Taverns Hosted AA Meetings?
  • Register Now for Wisconsin Rural Health Conference
  • Rural Doesn't Mean Uninformed
  • EOH Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - February, 1998

  • WI Coalition For Health Insurance Reform
  • WI's Medicare Losses
  • Clinton's Preempts Medicare Commission
  • Rural Wages May See Long Sought Review
  • Health Expenditure Growth at 37 Year Low
  • Three Managed Care Mega-Trends
  • Becoming Indispensable
  • International Medical Graduates
  • Using Phones for Self-Care
  • The U-Special Kids Model of Integrated Care
  • Critical Access Hospitals: A WI Update
  • WI Assembly On Line with Live Coverage
  • WI AHEC System Restructuring Update
  • Entries for $1,000 Rural Essay Due April 15
  • Would You Want to Know?
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - January, 1998

  • Sauk County Quality Initiative
  • We Can Detect Breast Cancer Earlier
  • The Uninsured in These Ununited States
  • Ongoing Dance of Competition & Regulation
  • Both Market & Government
  • Voluntary Purchasing Pools­Doing It Right
  • HMOs & Rural Elderly
  • Population Health-How Is Wisconsin Doing?
  • Rural Physician Under-Supply
  • Is the ADA Working?
  • I'll See It When I Believe It
  • Brown Slime On Your Neurons?
  • Cooperation Works!
  • Working Longer To Pay For Old Age
  • RWHC Passages
  • Eye On Health Cartoon
     

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1997

 RWHC Newsletter - December, 1997

  • Nation Needs Honest Debate on Uninsured 
  • Preventing Mid-Night Fire Sales NRHA Annual Policy Institute 
  • Developing Relevant Health Policy 
  • Nurse Practitioners Seek Balance With MDs 
  • Zones of Collaboration Goes to Washington 
  • Grateful Med 
  • NRHA Opposes Post-Acute Transfer Rule 
  • NRHA Hosts On-Line Networking 
  • The Capital Area Rural Health Roundtable 
  • ORYX Alert 
  • Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program 
  • WI Rural Health Association Moves Forward 
  • Top Notch Choice as Health Administrator 
  • Laughter Requires Surgical Intervention 
  • Guns, Germs & Steel 
  • Eye On Health cartoon 

RWHC Newsletter - November, 1997

  • RWHC Offers A Rural ORYX Option 
  • Rural Input to Medicare: Where's Waldo? 
  • Wisconsin Requests Feds to Bless BadgerCare 
  • State Health Care Reforms On Way Back 
  • Consumer Protection and Quality 
  • Non-Profit HMOs & AARP Propose Standards 
  • Insurance Portability Reform Incomplete 
  • Update Re Medicare Wage Index "Reform" 
  • How to Access Telecommunication Subsidy 
  • Nibbling Constantly, Sweetly at Power's Ear 
  • Rural Health Services Research Database 
  • Internet Has Your Map 
  • How 'Statistics' Lead to Being Mislead 
  • Networking-Undoing the Perfected 
  • Foundation Fundraising and Grant Writing 
  • Trudy Karlson Joins WI Policy Network 
  • Eye On Health cartoon  

 RWHC Newsletter - October, 1997

  • Rural Zones of Collaboration Energized 
  • Institute of Medicine Looks at Collaboration 
  • Urban Measures Right for Rural Care? 
  • Rural Based Recommendations to Shalala 
  • Hell Finally Freezes Over 
  • Town Hall Meeting on Women's Health 
  • Small-Firm Employees Fuel Backlash? 
  • Reversing Course From Vertical Integration 
  • Policy and Video Networks Merge Capacity 
  • Innovative Program in Population Health 
  • Wisconsin Medigap Hotline 
  • Mental Health, Drug Abuse & Managed Care 
  • The Art of Organizing Ourselves 
  • Promoting Rural Health & Rural Jobs 
  • A Rural Practitioner's Guide to Agromedicine 
  • Beating the Nicotine Addiction 
  • An Educational Cooperative in Cyberspace 
  • Birth of Wisconsin Rural Health Association 
  • Thanks to Rural WI Leaders 
  • Almost Not the Wisconsin Badgers 
  • Eye On Health cartoon 

 RWHC Newsletter - September, 1997

  • The Price of Greed 
  • Governors Given Medicare Hot Potato 
  • Employee Health Insurance Varieties Grow 
  • Federal Funding for Children's Health 
  • Untangling Fraud from Errors 
  • NRHA 5th Annual National Symposium On Rural Hospital Issues 
  • Pharmaceutical Foxes Guarding Chickens 
  • AMA Takes on Mantle of HMO Watch Dog 
  • Columbia/HCA Shifts Physician Strategy 
  • National Coalition Invites In A Rural Voice 
  • Two-by-Two: 2% Uninsured by 2002 
  • Medicare HMOs - Now Real Work Begins 
  • Health Care's Swiss Army Knife? 
  • Community Values Do Matter 
  • RWHC Aims to Enhance Cooperation 
  • RWHC Mission Steady Since 1979 
  • The Dartmouth Health Atlas 
  • "Trouble In The Boardroom" 
  • Tip To Reduce Phone Solicitations At Work 
  • Eye On Health cartoon 

 RWHC Newsletter - August, 1997

  • Beginning of a New Competitive Era 
  • Welcome Expansion of the Medicare Debate 
  • The Medicare HMO Revolving Door 
  • Enee, Menee, Minee, Minee, Mo 
  • Competitors Can Cooperate 
  • Obtaining the Best Financing Proposals 
  • The Ultimate Slippery Slope Argument 
  • Friends & Family Drive Health Care Choices 
  • Managed Care Backlash Continues 
  • FBI Raids the Raider 
  • Health Law Program Celebrates 25th Year 
  • U.S. Bureau of Census On-line Resource 
  • "Medical Associations: Guilds or Leaders?" 
  • A Decision-Maker Researcher Dialogue 
  • WI Rural Leadership Program Opportunity 
  • Eye On Health Cartoon 

There was no issue for July, 1997 

RWHC Newsletter - June, 1997

  • Wisconsin's $1 Billion a Year Medicare Loss 
  • Proposal for a Breast Cancer Survivor CampOrder Helps Rural Providers Get Wired 
  • We Don't Pick Trends, Only Our Responses 
  • Rural HMOs: How Much & Where? 
  • How Medicare HMOs Sweeten the Pot 
  • The Age of Information, Misinformation 
  • Benefits of a Cooperative Initiative 
  • Partnerships for Health 
  • Cheesehead Cool 
  • Another Cheesehead to Washington 
  • Washington Becoming a Veritable Fondue 
  • Ex-UW Professor Now CEO $1.5 B System 
  • WI Honors Primary Care Educators 
  • Note for Health Policy Web-Wonks 
  • Summer Is Finally Here 
  •  "When the horse is dead, get off." 
  •  Eye On Health Cartoons  

RWHC Newsletter - May, 1997

  • The RWHC Jackie Robinson Award 
  • While falling into the news category of dog bites man...  
  • Public Opinion & Federal Budget Reality Gap 
  • Delaying Obvious Will Hurt Us All More 
  • Bob Dole on Fixing Medicare 
  • Clinton's Proposed Medicare HMO "Fix" 
  • Arms Race Between Buyers & Sellers 
  • Balancing Back Lash Against HMOs 
  • Risk Adjustment 
  • Don't Foreclose the Individual Uninsured 
  • State Role in Nonprofit Conversions 
  • Don't Throw Out Community Input 
  • Continuing the Reinvention 
  • Out of the Citadel into Community 
  • Culture, Agriculture & Rural Health 
  • Between Chaos and Order 
  • Myrtle Werth Honored Nationally, Again 
  • WisKids Count Data Book 
  • How Do You Approach Change? 
  • Eye On Health Cartoon 

RWHC Newsletter - April, 1997 

  • Opposing Across-the-Board Medicare Cuts 
  • Prevention in HMO's Economic Interest? 
  • Errata re "Part A" Deductible/Coinsurance 
  • The Rural Zones of Collaboration Initiative 
  • The Shift Away From Fee-For-Service Plans 
  • RWHC Snapshots 
  • More at All Ages Overweight 
  • Rural Hospitals Serve More Elderly, Uninsured 
  • PSOs - The Position For 
  • PSOs - The Position Against 
  • Administrative Costs Higher At For-Profits 
  • A Physician & American Politics 
  • Those Darn Blue Dogs 
  • Sunset Casts Shadow on Rural Health 
  • Eye On Health Cartoon   

RWHC NewsletterMarch, 1997

  • Medicare Cost To Elderly Spurs HMO Growth 
  • Medicare HMOs Big In A Few Counties 
  • Senators Proposing Medicare Commission 
  • Additional Competitive Medicare Models 
  • Medicare Changing Without Congress 
  • Federal Rural Advisory Group Speaks Up 
  • Bottom Line: Competition Means Something 
  • The Hype Of Dealmaking 
  • News Or Propaganda? 
  • OHCI Aides Wisconsin Grant Writing 
  • AHA's New Eye On Patients 
  • Caring For Our Children's Health 
  • We Need To Get Off Our Collective Butts 
  • Wisconsin's Lion & Sheep Lie Down Together 
  • NRHA's Policy Institute 
  • Values For Sale? 
  • The Start Of Medical Savings Accounts 
  • Entries For $1,000 Rural Essay Due April 15 
  • A Field Guide to Cows 
  • Eye On Health Cartoon  

RWHC Newsletter - Super Bowl Special Edition,1997

  • How About Those Conventional Wisdoms? 
  • Medicare "Freeze" Hits Fat & Lean 
  • WI Insurance Commissioner In National Post 
  • Congressional Medicare Scuffle 1997-1 
  • A Failure Of Leadership--Partisan Strife 
  • Medicare Wage Inequity Continues 
  • Through A Looking Glass--After Regulation 
  • Examining Conventional Wisdom, Part II 
  • Caring For The Uninsured--Realistic Reforms 
  • The Non-Profit Conversion Debate Continues 
  • Contrary Provider Views On Assisted Suicide 
  • Social Security Debate According To AARP 
  • Sean's Exploding Oat Bran Muffins 
  • Eye On Health Cartoon 

RWHC Newsletter - January, 1997

  • Farewell Tour Of A Class Act
  • 2000
  • "Riverboat Gambling With Government"
  • A Chilling Post-Mortem Of Health Reform
  • Wisconsin Governor's Rural Summit
  • Mainstream Media & Medicare Equity 
  • Managed Care--What About Quality?
  • Congressional Backlash Against HMOs?
  • Medicare Prohibits HMO "Gag Rules"
  • Clinton Proposes Modest Medicare Reform
  • Five "Models That Work"
  • What Is Rural & Who Cares?
  • Health Insurance Or Prison?
  • Premature Death Rate Higher In Rural Areas
  • Community-Academic Partnership, For Real
  • 1.3 Million Awarded To AHEC
  • Internet Grows As Basic Health Care Tool
  • Greg Nycz Receives Overdue Honor
     

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1996

RWHC Newsletter - December, 1996

  • One Major Historic Federal Bias Ended 
  • RWHC Hospitals Receive Antitrust Approval 
  • HMOs Can Avoid Sick Elderly And Win Big
  • Medicare Urban-Rural Payment Gap Grows
  • Medigap Premium Hikes Fuel HMO Growth
  • Medicare Physician Fees Set For 1997
  • Be Wary Of Red Queen Principle
  • Virtual Integration Becoming More Common
  • Managed Care: Myths On The Supply Side
  • Another Reason For Post Election Hang-Over 
  • You May Have No Deep Discounts Now, But...
  • HMOs Use ERISA To Shift Malpractice Risk
  • EACH/RPCH Replacement & Expansion 
  • Telemedicine Buildout & Discount Needed 
  • Rural Lead In Uncompensated Care
  • RWHC Director Receives National Honor
  • NRHA 20th Annual Conference
  • More Seeing Value Of HMO Collaboration 
  • National Academy of Sciences Taps Kindig
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - November, 1996

  • Divorce HMO Style, Who Gets The Kids?
  • New Take Over Target Charitable Assets
  • N C Q A Watch These Initials
  • Medicare's Flawed Formula Costs Elderly
  • Old Data Maintains MD Payment Inequities
  • Medicare Commission Now More Likely
  • IPAs--No More Dr. Dangerfield
  • How Little Hospital Care?
  • Rural Health and Rural Economics
  • NRHA To Consider Expanded Participation 
  • Policy Roots For Rural Medicare Reform 
  • Medicaid HMOs Need Collaborative Outreach
  • Primary Health Care Educator Award 
  • EMS Rural Representation To Be Improved
  • Your End-Of-Life Preferences?
  • RWHC Product Catches On Nationally
  • RWHC Admits Five Urban Systems
  • RWHC Administrative Services Manager
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - October, 1996

  • WI HMO Rates Falling Behind
  • NRHA On To Medicare Reform
  • AHA Supports Fairer Medicare HMO Rates
  • Employer-Based Health Insurance Shrinking
  • Creating Functional Competition
  • Why Farm Rescue Training?
  • Family Medicine & Rural Health
  • Chilly Shoulder Given Primary Care 
  • Long Awaited Rural Family Medicine Track
  • Physician Salaries Drop For First Time
  • AHEC To Become Real Joint Venture
  • Collaborative EMS Leadership Needed
  • Resources For Rural Community Developers 
  • RWHC Invites Urbans To Cooperative Forum
  • Negotiating With Kritek, You Read It Here 1st
  • For Or Non-Profit, Why The Fuss?
  • OHCI To DHFS Drops User Policy Board?
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - September, 1996

  • Portability Assured But Not Price
  • Brief Truce In Congressional Bickering
  • Non-Presidential Non-Debate
  • Medicare Falling Brick Picking Up Speed
  • HMO Cost vs. Quality?
  • Less Smoke But Lots Of Mirrors
  • Feds Approve RWHC Antitrust Request
  • National Antitrust Guidelines Delayed
  • Alliances Preferred To Mergers
  • Quick Environmental Scan
  • You & NRHA Need Each Other
  • Rhetoric Back Home
  • Risk Adjustment Remains A Major Issue
  • NPs & PAs Work Through Out State
  • Financing Community Graduate Medical Education
  • Business Health Alliances Align
  • Health Club Application Gone, Issue Remains
  • RWHC/CPN Healthcare-Informatics Initiative
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - August, 1996

  • Approval Close For Single Payment Localities
  • Even Moderate Physical Activity Is Effective
  • Once Upon A Time, Tax Exempt Hospitals
  • Clinton vs Dole vs Perot Poll
  • Californians Aim To Balance HMO Power 
  • A WI Rural Health Agenda
  • Congratulations & Thanks To An Institution
  • WI AHEC, Time To Close Walk-Talk Gap
  • RWHC Clinical Services Director
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - July, 1996

  • Who We Are Effects What We Spend
  • The Rural Health Improvement Act of 1996
  • Medicare Fight On Money And Rules
  • Medicare Inpatient Costs Decreased In 1995
  • National & Wisconsin Democrats Crow
  • Integrating Provider & Community Values
  • Alternative View On The Physician Surplus
  • Competition, Education & Research
  • Man Bites Dog--Medical School Collaboration
  • Competitors Can Support Research
  • The Obsession To Gut The Hospital
  • Appropriate Rural Policy Goals
  • Rural Areas Again Experiencing Growth Spurt
  • Rural Providers Pawns In A Larger Game
  • Rural Health Stereotypes Alive & Well
  • Americans Are Becoming More Involved
  • Your Congressional Rep. In Coalition?
  • Apple Has Tripped But Don't Count It Out
  • New RWHC Email Addresses

RWHC Newsletter June, 1996

  • Smoking Death Benefit
  • Health Care Upheaval As After Thought
  • Dishonest Ritual--Dangerous Deception
  • Economic Doctrine Vs. Common Sense
  • Depression: Paralysis and Self-Destruction
  • Odds 9 To 2 That The Tallest Guy Wins
  • Clinton's Praise Helps Thompson, Hurts Dole
  • Basic Insurance Reform Again In Doubt
  • HMO Execs & Consumers Agree, Disagree
  • Clinton's Mothers' Day Speech Against HMOs
  • Additional HMO Restraining Laws 
  • Independent Pharmacies May Get Discounts
  • HMO Community Benefits Guidelines
  • One Case Of Turning Predators Into Allies
  • NRHA Adopts Anti-Trust Policy
  • Rural Health Bill Aiming For July 1st 
  • Not Steve Gunderson's Decision To Make
  • Scott Klug Visits With RWHC
  • WI Workforce Forum Report Completed
  • WI AHEC Looks At Restructuring
  • Harold Brown Sets A High Standard
  • An Expanded Coalition For Medicare Equity
  • Howard Young Joint Ventures With BlueCross
  • Telecommunications Cooperative Save 25%
  • Annual Monato Essay Prize Now $1,000
  • Myths About Main Street & Rural Health 
  • Talk With New Kellogg CEO
  • Competition Can Feel Real Good

RWHC Newsletter - May, 1996 

  • Medicare HMO Fix Agreed, In Principle
  • Basic Health Insurance Reform, Hopefully
  • Clinton vs. Dole
  • Implications Of Medicare Budget Impasse
  • Medicare Equity Issues For Next Congress
  • "Charity Care Unaffordable Option of Past?"
  • Antitrust & Rural Health
  • The Effect Of Un-Managed Managed Care?
  • Feds Requiring Disclosure Of HMO Incentives
  • HMOs & Conflict Of Interest
  • Blue's UWSI Has "Disappointing Results"
  • HMOs Do More Than Lower Costs 
  • Rural Reps Elected To Unity Health Plans
  • Merger Mania Misses Mark, More Evidence
  • No New Wisconsin Property Tax Exemptions
  • Internet Voter Registration
  • AHEC Project On Line Walking The Talk 
  • WI Division of Health Leadership Changes 
  • The Hidden Competitive Weapon
  • Why Men Don't Ask Directions?
  • Seeking A Liberal Rush?
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC NewsletterApril, 1996 

  • "Rural Seniors Are Shut Out Of HMOs" 
  • Key Medicare/Medicaid HMO Limitation 
  • Yet Another ProPAC Kick At The Cat
  • Making Book On Clinton-Dole Race
  • This Is Your Life, Fast Forward?
  • MD Residents: Generalists Up, Specialists Down
  • Study Abroad In Wisconsin
  • AHEC Shifts To In-State Support 
  • "Specialists have it easy..."
  • Organizing For The Future
  • Lemmings - The Sequel
  • Not-For-Profit Hospitals Back To Future?
  • Cheaper Drugs Can Cost HMOs More
  • HMO Database On Quality Being Created 
  • Sewer Wars Backup On Rural Health
  • RWHC Manager Clinical Services
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - March, 1996

  • Policy Break For Presidential Year Politics
  • A Dole-Powell Ticket 
  • Lust & Fear Enhances Gridlock
  • Not Whether Rules But What Rules
  • Actuaries Refute Insurer's Main Argument
  • "Three Destructive Trends"
  • Rural Medical Centers, Update
  • Public Health Or Health Of The Public?
  • State Joins Anti-Marshfield Brief 
  • Go Next Door To NRHA National Meeting 
  • Value Beyond Beds
  • Kritek In News
  • Local History Via Internet
  • HMO Market Shares In RWHC Counties
  • Capital Financing For Small Projects

RWHC Newsletter - February, 1996

  • Clinton's Limited Health Priorities
  • Shalala - Clinton Split?
  • Steve Gunderson Rare Voice Of Optimism
  • Senate To Consider Insurance Reform
  • "A Picture Of The Political State"
  • Rural Wisconsin Hits Capitol Hill
  • Policy Priorities If Elected To NRHA Post
  • In USA: Same Ailment Different Remedies
  • HMO Premiums Flat or Declining 
  • Brief Quiz From A Health Economist
  • Headlines Dangerous To Your Health 
  • MD. Loan Program Revamp Advanced 
  • Rural Employment Increases Hurts State?
  • Antitrust Launches Town-Gown Series
  • RWHC & Federal Justice Still Talking 
  • Sharp Increase In Teen Smoking
  • Zones Of Collaboration Update
  • Major, Upcoming Telemedicine Seminar
  • Answers To Health Economics Quiz
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

RWHC Newsletter - January, 1996

  • Federal Leadership
  • Medicare PPS Equity, Back To Year One
  • Republican Medicare Vision In Doubt?
  • 1996 Election Forecast: Unpredictable
  • WI Still Seeks Single Payment Locality
  • HMOs, Physicians, Patients & Trust? 
  • Competing HMOs Can Collaborate
  • Immunizing Cooperative Agreements
  • United Nations Explores Health Co-ops
  • Most MD Income Down But F.P.'s Up 
  • RWHC Accounting Manager
  • NPs & PAs In Demand By Rural Hospitals 
  • Lafayette County Hospital In Top 100 
  • WI DHFS Strategic Plan Available 
  • No Comment Needed
  • Eye On Health Cartoon

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1995

RWHC Newsletter -  December, 1995

  • Animal House Food Fight - The Sequel
  • The Fairness Question
  • Rural Impact Of Medicare Policy Changes
  • HCFA Opposes Medicare Equity Advance
  • HCFA Publishes Pro-Rural Series 
  • Healthcare Providers' Bi-Political Identity
  • Balancing "Competition vs. Collaboration"
  • Privatization Supports Mega-Corp. Growth
  • Eye On Health 
  • WI Medicaid HMO Changes Accepted
  • AHEC Seeks Rural Training Partners
  • UW-Extension Information Partnerships
  • Ruff & Donkle Present At HFMA 50th
  • NRHA '96 National Conference In Midwest
  • Bill Beach Honored
  • Tommy & Truman
  • May Your Holiday Time Be Equally Joyful

RWHC Newsletter - November, 1995

  • Rural Medicare Increases Already At Zero 
  • The Good And Ugly Of Budget Reconciliation 
  • Increases In Medicare Expenditures 
  • Rural Zones Of Collaboration 
  • OHCI Details HMO WI Presence 
  • How Competitive Are "Free" Markets? 
  • Robin Hood Flees Marketplace 
  • In Sickness And In Wealth 
  • "The Illusive Logic Of Integration" 
  • Update Re Anti-Trust Relief
  • Eye On Health 

RWHC Newsletter - October, 1995

  • Gunderson And Klug Are Due Our Thanks 
  • A More Rural "Friendly" HMO Formula
  • The Problem Newt Had To Face 
  • Medicare/Medicaid Head Speaks Out 
  • Reform Déjà Vu All Over Again 
  • The Blue Cross - Marshfield Saga 
  • Rural Medical Centers, Next Step 
  • A Tale Of Seven Counties NRHA 
  • Fund Drive Deserves Support 
  • Happiness Is ... 
  • Rural Nurse Execs And Cooperation 
  • Quamme Pres. of Southwest AHEC 
  • RWHC Nurse Consultant 
  • Interdisciplinary Primary Care Midwest 
  • To Mideast Via Web 
  • We All Need Additional NRHA Members 
  • Falling Grouse 
  • Empowerment Beyond Rhetoric 
  • Regional Health Networks Meeting 
  • Eye On Health 

RWHC Newsletter - September, 1995

  • The Phony Claims About Medicare 
  • RWHC Responds To House Speaker 
  • Shalala's Rural Advisors Set Agenda 
  • Antitrust Needn't Limit Cooperation 
  • Getting Rural Health's Big Picture 
  • Marshfield Wins Most Of Appeal 
  • October is National Co-op Month 
  • How About Fed.'s Own Hospitals? 
  • Urban Folks Now Back Rural Equity 
  • The Enemy Of Intimacy 
  • Cause Of A Third Party Candidate? 
  • Bachelor's Program For Rural RN's 
  • Eye On Health 

RWHC Newsletter - August, 1995

  • RWHC Now On World Wide Web 
  • Medicare Benefit Varies Widely 
  • Medicare Equity Fight Continues 
  • Medicare Reform And Rural Health? 
  • A Medicare Cutting Commission? 
  • Rural Funds Up To Senate Vote 
  • Rural Health National Direction? 
  • Support Rural Medical Center 
  • Vote Some Health Policy Takes A While 
  • Faces From The Front 
  • System Overhead And Competition? 
  • UW Med School Dean Confirmed 
  • Marshfield Antitrust Appeal Heard 
  • No Comment, Republican Or Other 

RWHC Newsletter - July, 1995

  • Gunderson Fights For Rural Health 
  • Your Help Needed In U.S. Senate 
  • Government And Rural Communicate? 
  • Medicare And Rural Health 
  • This Lemming Won't Rush To Sea 
  • Gopher And Health Tracking 
  • Wisconsin Health Insurance Reform 
  • Syl Boeder Starts Consulting Corp. 
  • WI In Top Quartile Of HMO Use 
  • Washington Post Summer Shorts 

RWHC Newsletter - June, 1995

  • 250 Billion Medicare Spending Cut? 
  • Note For Medicare Finance Nerds 
  • Other Impact Of Budget Resolutions 
  • Suggestions To Donna Shalala 
  • RWHC Supports Insurance Reform 
  • Court Ruling Adds A Reform Option 
  • Wisconsin Flunks Risk Assessment 
  • Community Care Network Demo 
  • Wisconsin On World Wide Web 
  • Work Force Planning Medical School Search Nears End 
  • I'm Out Of Here 

RWHC Newsletter - May, 1995

  • No Good Fixing Just One Tire 
  • "The Debate That Wasn't" 
  • "Only Bread, Circus Games Needed" 
  • WI High Priority Areas Identified 
  • Private Sector Pays 29% Tax 
  • New Technology­p;It And We Adapt 
  • Urban Split On Payment Localities 
  • RWHC Asks For Federal Ruling 
  • Medicare HMO-PPO-POS Challenge 

RWHC Newsletter - April, 1995

  • Return Of National Health Reform? 
  • '95-97 WI Medicaid HMO Penetration 
  • Another Wisconsin Step 
  • Forward Milbank Selects Wisconsin Proposal 
  • Work Force Planning And Accountability 
  • WI Wage Data Distorts Payments 
  • WI Rural Isn't Just Rural Anymore 
  • RWHC Director To Be WHIMA Pres. 
  • Federal Rural Health Block Grant 
  • Fed Policies For Rural Networking 
  • A Virtual Hospital Next Door 
  • Meeting With Governor Thompson 
  • From The Insanity In Oklahoma... 
  • "Embrace Change, Cherish Values" 

RWHC Newsletter - March, 1995

  • After 15 Years, A Name Adjustment 
  • Progress On Medicare MD Equity 
  • Competition, Or Is It Collaboration? 
  • RWHC Competition Is Outmigration 
  • Limits Of The New Federalism? 
  • Medicare Share Continues To Slide 
  • AHA Rep Visits With RWHC Board 
  • Statewide Personnel Plan Proposed 
  • RMC Statute Out Of Budget Bill 
  • RWJF Project On Rural Networking 
  • Netscape: The Surfers' Choice 

RWHC Newsletter - February, 1995

  • New Assembly Health Committee 
  • Look to the Dutch for Market Reform 
  • Public-Private Data Partnerships 
  • Two Incomplete Visions of Government 
  • Two Wisconsin Leaders Step Up 
  • Rural Medical Centers In Action 
  • Save EACH/PCH Baby In Bath Water 
  • Rural Health Clinic Change On Horizon 
  • New WI DOD Head Backs Rural Health 
  • Slow Start For Med School Dean Search 
  • Medical Schools Not Off The Hook 
  • WI MD From Amazon Seeks To Talk 
  • Paper Planes Bring Success 
  • Typical Washington Overstatement 
  • A Rare Washington Understatement 

RWHC Newsletter - January, 1995

  • If Nixon Could Go To China... 
  • Reducing Medicare Geographic Inequity 
  • What Are Anti-Competitive Acts? 
  • Now Blue Cross Gets To Play Defense 
  • The Internet Comes To RWHC 
  • George Halvorson's Strong Medicine 
  • UW Policy Program Outreach To State 
  • Assessing Rural Market Driven Reform 
  • A Personal WI Wish List For '95 
  • "The Most Dangerous Stage Is Respect"  

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 1994

 

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RWHC Newsletter - August, 1994

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Health Trends: Mixed Bag and Rural Lags
Health Trends: Mixed Bag and Rural Lags
Health Trends: Mixed Bag and Rural Lags

RWHC Eye On Health - December, 2016

  • An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump
  • What’s Next for Washington & Rural Health?
  • Rural/Urban: Judge Less, Understand More
  • Leadership Insights: “I Have Confidence”
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons

RWHC Eye On Health - December, 2016

  • An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump
  • What’s Next for Washington & Rural Health?
  • Rural/Urban: Judge Less, Understand More
  • Leadership Insights: “I Have Confidence”
  • 25th Annual $2,500 Monato Essay Prize
  • Help Grow Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders
  • Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs
  • Eye On Health Cartoons
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