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WCHQ Recognizes Best Practices in Team-Based Care

Monday, July 10, 2017  
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The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) hosted its fourth annual Statewide Quality Improvement Event in Madison on June 15, 2017. The theme of the event was Best Practices in Team Based Care and featured a keynote presentation: Caregiver Burnout: The Case for Team-Based Care by Kevin D. Hopkins, MD, Medical Director and a Staff Physician in the Department of Family Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Strongsville Family Health and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Strongsville, Ohio.

Additional speakers included representatives from Bellin Health, ThedaCare, UW Health and WCHQ.

Along with the thought provoking and engaging sessions provided, one of the highlights of the day was recognizing WCHQ members that were the top performers and the most improved performers in the areas of Colorectal Cancer Screening, Diabetes Management and Hypertension Control over the past 12 months. The award winners were as follows:

Top Performers:

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening – Primary Care Associates of Appleton, Appleton, WI
  • Diabetes A1c Control – Associated Physicians, Madison, WI
  • Hypertension BP Control – SSM Health-Dean Medical Group, Madison, WI


Most Improved:

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening – Aspirus Clinic, Wausau, WI
  • Diabetes A1c Control – Associated Physicians, Madison, WI
  • Hypertension BP Control – Aspirus Clinic, Wausau, WI

Quality improvement takes a team approach and participants at the event learned about team based care redesign and why systems need to change to move forward.  One participant wrote this comment in the evaluation: “Transitioning to team based care takes time, fortitude, and persistence BUT ends up being a win for everyone!  Patients, Providers, staff, all employees, families, the healthcare organization, and our communities.

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