Healthcare

Access to quality healthcare is a critical factor in job creation. It’s also an important topic for young families deciding where they will make their home and for senior citizens deciding where to spend their retirement. The rural healthcare workforce needs to expand, considering only 13% of the state’s primary care physicians practice in rural Wisconsin, resulting in roughly one physician per 2,263 residents.¹

Additionally:

  • Based off of County Health Rankings, citizens in rural counties have higher risk health profiles compared to their neighbors in urban counties.¹
  • More than 250,000 people live beyond 15 miles of a hospital in Wisconsin. Greater travel distance to facilities adds burden onto patients and their families, creating real barriers to accessing care.¹
  • Critical Care Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics and Community Health Centers make up Wisconsin’s rural healthcare safety net.¹

 

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Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00 am
Marshfield Clinic
Laird Center for Medical Research • Froehlke Auditorium
1000 N. Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449

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¹http://wirural.org/wp-content/uploads/RuralWisconsinToday2016.pdf