Advocacy Alert Reminder: Nursing independence bills get State Capitol hearings next week
Next week the State Capitol will host two public hearings on proposals that would allow certain nurses to provide patient care independent of any physician oversight. The companion bills, Senate Bill 394 and Assembly Bill 396, will get public hearings next Wednesday and Thursday in the Senate Health committee and Assembly Health Committee respectively.
Foundation to present Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award to Derrick Siebert, MD
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation (Foundation) will honor Derrick Siebert, MD, with the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Birthing Center and NICU at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021. The Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award is presented annually to a young physician who demonstrates commitment to patients, the medical profession and the community.
COVID-19 Task Force update
Wisconsin Medical Society Members formed a COVID-19 Task Force more than a year ago that has since been interacting with experts and state leaders, educating the public and keeping Wisconsin’s physicians up to date on the pandemic.
State Medical Examining Board welcomes new members
The state of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB) greeted three new physician members at its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 21, will all three starting a four-year term on the regulatory board.
Dr. Petty to head new fellowship program which aims to transform health equity for LGBTQ+ community
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) will be the first institution to participate in the American Medical Association’s new National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program, which is designed to improve medical care provided to LGBTQ+ people in the US.
OnRamp Healthcare Conference – It was life changing… business changing for sure!
As we ramp up for the OnRamp Healthcare Conference on August 19, 2021 and the agenda is set, Jennifer Swartz, RN, shared her thoughts on the OnRamp conference. When she attended the 2019 event, she had just launched Conduct RM, her remote cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) monitoring business.
Stock market dips or drops
Monday was one of the larger down days for US stocks this year fueled by renewed concerns of COVID’s impact on the global economy. We know there will be declines from time to time, but it still doesn’t feel good.