Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Hospitals provide 24-hour medical care for short-term illnesses and injuries.
Critical access hospitals provide care to people living in rural areas. This includes:
- Emergency care.
- Care for short-term illnesses.
- Help for people who need resources for rehabilitation or other care services after hospitalization.
Finding and Choosing a Hospital
For questions about hospitals or critical access hospitals, contact the Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance (DQA):
- Email email@example.com.
- Call 608-266-8481.
Critical access hospital contacts and resources
General informationKathryn Miller, rural hospitals initiatives program manager and flex coordinator608-261-1891 or 800-385-0005, ext. 26
Wisconsin Rural Health AssociationDr. Bruce Kraus920-623-2323
Nurse consultant, Wisconsin hospital rules and regulations
Life safety code (consultant)
State licensure and Medicaid/Medicare certification
Swing bed (minimum data set or patient-driven payment model)
Survey inspection process supervisors
All fires in a licensed facility in Wisconsin must be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) within 72 hours. To report a fire, complete and submit the Health Care Facility Fire Report, F-62500.
For questions regarding fire reporting, contact DQA Fire Authority:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call 608-266-8016.
Additional information is provided in DQA numbered memo 17-003 (PDF).
- DQA Email Subscription Service
- Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Interim Guidance (PDF)—Memo from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- S&C 03-21 Adoption of New Fire Safety Requirements (PDF) and Federal Register Amended Fire Safety Standards, Final Rule (PDF)—From CMS
- Survey Guide: Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Other Health Services Providers (PDF)