March 2018 

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2018 Annual Forum Recap

The WISCA 2018 Annual Forum was a great success with 56 attendees and 15 exhibitors. The forum theme was From First Downs to Touchdowns: Leading Your ASC to Victory. This year’s Forum was held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, with the Thursday night reception being held in the Packer’s Hall of Fame. Keynote speakers included former NFL player Brandon Williams, Wisconsin Protective Security Advisor (Department of Homeland Security) John Busch, Ray Grundman, Senior Director of External Relations, AAAHC and Kris Kilgore, Administrative Director of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology’s Surgical Care Center.

Thoughts from the attendees:

  • “The WISCA conference was excellent. Great information, well-presented and very helpful for all ASC staff to know. I encourage members of WISCA to come to these events; lots of great information very reasonable price.”
  • We try to send as many staff as we can to this annual event. It offers information that is focused on ASC's and a networking opportunity in a cost-effective way.”

Stephanie Harvey was also recognized as the immediate past president. Current WISCA President Brian Grochowski recognized Stephanie’s dedication and service to the Board and WISCA. Brian also highlighted Stephanie’s involvement in the legislative committee in addition to her service as President in 2017. Thank you Stephanie! Brian also shared a special thank you to Dianne Appleby for her years of service to both WISCA and ASCA.

Thank you to WISCA Education Committee for all of their work in planning and organizing the Forum:
  • Karen Bewer, RN, CPHQ (Chair)
    Advanced Pain Management
  • Cathy Rohling, BSN, MHA  
    Gastrointestinal Assoc. Endoscopy Center
  • Lisa Severson, CST, BAHM, MAHR
    Wisconsin Surgery Center
  • Kim Siebert, BSN, RN
    ProHealth Moreland Surgery Center
  • Amanda Sosnosky, MBA, BSN, RN
    Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center
Thank you to our Event Sponsor, Godfrey & Kahn and Event Host Bellin Health.

Thank you to the Forum Exhibitors:
  • Ankura Consulting
  • Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center (BOSC)
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cardinal Health OptiFreight Logistics
  • Green Medical Corporation
  • Halyard Health
  • HealthNautica
  • Heartland Medical Sales & Services, LLC
  • ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists
  • MedVantage
  • NorthStar Surgical
  • Salter Labs
  • Somerville Architects & Engineers
  • Surfacide
  • Surgical Direct Inc
We look forward to you all joining us at the 2019 Annual Forum to be held at the American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin!


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