2017 News Releases

October 2, 2017
October 2-6 is National Health IT Week, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce the state is one of the nation’s leaders in the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) , which improve the quality of care for patients. The Office of National Coordinator for Health...
September 29, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today recognized seven hospitals for their excellent surgical care during 2016 at the annual Surgical Site Infection Prevention Summit in Madison, hosted by DHS and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The facilities were selected because the...
September 22, 2017
State health officials say the flu season is getting an early start in Wisconsin. “We’ve already had reports of flu cases and hospitalizations due to the flu, so we want to encourage people to get their flu shots as soon as possible,” said State Health Officer Karen McKeown. From September 1-...
September 15, 2017
State health officials are reminding hunters, their families, and anyone who serves or eats wild game to make sure the meat is cooked thoroughly before eating. Last year, an outbreak of trichinellosis (trichinosis), a disease people can get by eating raw or undercooked meat from animals infected...
August 21, 2017
State and local health officials are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as they announce this year’s first confirmed human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in residents of Oconto and Fond du Lac Counties. The majority of WNV human cases in the state occur...
August 1, 2017
MADISON – Five community organizations working to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations will receive Minority Health Program mini-grants that focus on several Healthy Wisconsin priorities, including drug and alcohol use, suicide prevention, and nutrition and...

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