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November 2022 Issue of RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter

November 2022 Issue of RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter

This issue includes: Our Broken Post-Acute System, Family Caregivers “Hung Out to Dry”, Rural Covid Death Rate 36% Above Urban, Federal Penalty on Work to Improve Health, Workforce Housing to Sustain Recruitment, Leadership Insights: “Kind to Do List”, Monato Essay Prize, Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs, Support the RWHC Healthy Wisconsin Foundation, Eye on Health Cartoons
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31st ANNUAL $2,500 RURAL HEALTH PRIZE

31st ANNUAL $2,500 RURAL HEALTH PRIZE

The Hermes Monato, Prize of $2,500 is awarded annually for the best rural health paper. There are no rigid requirements for the length, format, etc. To date, winning papers have ranged from first person essays to formal “journal ready” articles.
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Kind To-Do List - September 2022

Kind To-Do List - September 2022

The community I work in has yard signs posted everywhere that say “Be Kind.” That’s it. Just be kind. An out-of-town friend came to visit and said the signs made her a little cranky. “Why should we have to tell people to be kind?” she asked. I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know that one of the people we are often least kind to is ourselves.
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October 2022 Issue of RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter

October 2022 Issue of RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter

This issue includes: WI Hosts Federal Reserve Bank, Urgency Needed re Rural Health Challenges, Rural Health Knows How to Innovate, Rural Health Careers Video Game Launch, Rural WI Community Engagement Awards, Monato Essay Prize: "Bulls and Hippos", Leadership Insights: "Making the Rounds", Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs, Support the RWHC Health Wisconsin Foundation, Eye on Health Cartoons
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Making the Rounds - August 2022

Making the Rounds - August 2022

It can be easy to slip into “check-the-box” rounding with employees: “How’s it going? Everything good? Great, keep up the good work!” Just because you talked to someone does not mean you rounded. It’s more than that. Think of rounding as intentional communication to drive engagement and improvement.
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Keep On Keeping On

Keep On Keeping On

A few months ago I had the privilege of attending a three day gospel festival at the Crystal Grand in WI Dells. One of the talented groups was Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. They shared the song “Keep On Keeping On”. I remember how moved my soul was listening to those lyrics and thinking to myself in that moment that nurses really need to hear this message right now..
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August/September 2022 Issue of RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter

August/September 2022 Issue of RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter

This issue includes: Double Hit of Aging Population on Healthcare, The Post COVID-19 Struggle for Rural Health, The Rural Emergency Hospital Model, Rural OB Needs Our Country’s Support, Leadership Insights: “Gen Z”, Celebrate Children, Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs, Support the RWHC Healthy Wisconsin Foundation, Eye on Health Cartoons
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Gen Z July - 2022

Gen Z July - 2022

You might not need to read this article about Gen Z. Also referred to as Zoomers, this is the generation currently entering the workforce, born between the mid 1990’s - mid 2000’s. If you are already doing the following with all of your employees, regardless of generation, you might luck out with recruiting and retaining them:
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Take a Time Out

Take a Time Out

We all deserve and need a time out sometimes. Several things come to mind for me when I think about this topic. Today, however I am going to focus on two ideas. First, we most definitely need a time out when we are emotionally triggered. More on this in a bit. Secondly, we unquestionably need to take a time out from the daily grind of our multiple roles and responsibilities.
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Nobody's Perfect - June 2022

Nobody's Perfect - June 2022

If your belief pattern is that you should be perfect, you not only will fail at it, you will miss your greatness. A fixation on perfection robs people of so much that makes life worth living: joy, self-esteem, zest for life, and that feeling of satisfaction that comes from knowing you did well at something.
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July 2022 Issue of RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter

July 2022 Issue of RWHC Eye On Health Newsletter

This EOH issue includes: We Must Invest in Rural Medical Education, Role of Healthcare in Rural Development, Models of Multi-Sector Partnerships, Wisconsin Vaccine PSA Earns National Award, COVID Vaccine Checklist for Kids Age 5-11, Leadership Insights: “Nobody’s Perfect”, Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs, Support the RWHC Healthy Wisconsin Foundation, Eye on Health Cartoons
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 Dairy's Being Influenced By Many Outside Elements

Dairy's Being Influenced By Many Outside Elements

(PODCAST - Mid-West Farm Report) Wisconsin rural hospitals, clinics and nursing homes all struggled during the pandemic and continue to battle today. Pam Jahnke talks to Tim Size, executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Health Cooperative. He says it will require a "Marshall Plan" type effort to recruit the amount of trained staff rural communities need in health care.
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