Established in 1951, the Wisconsin Health Care Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing, protecting and advancing the interests of Wisconsin’s long-term care provider community and the residents they serve. WHCA is Wisconsin’s most representative association of skilled nursing and therapy centers, as it does not restrict membership to any particular segment of the industry. In addition to its advocacy on behalf of its members, staff and residents, WHCA strives to provide its membership with the benefits of affiliation through the development and dissemination of information, training, and quality improvement assistance.
The association’s strength in successfully identifying and resolving the myriad of complex issues confronting the long term care industry is buttressed by its broad based associate membership. These individuals, firms and organizations provide professional services critically necessary and intimately linked to achievement of the quality of care our member facilities are dedicated to providing. Their support and participation in the association gives WHCA the means to identify and advance comprehensive approaches best suited to the individual and collective interests of its members, their employees and residents.
WHCA’s success in representing its membership is in large part attributable to its fine professional staff which possesses both the credentials and experience necessary for effective representation. It has two full-time attorneys with extensive experience in health law in both public and private sectors. In addition, the full-time presence of a government relations specialist, accountant, public relations and special projects staff assure timely and accurate assessment, articulation and dissemination of facts and information critical to the membership’s, public’s and legislature’s understanding of issues impacting on long term care. All staff are readily accessible to the membership and their employees to assist in resolving their individual and collective concerns. Long term care industry is buttressed by its broad based associate membership. These individuals, firms and organizations provide professional services critically necessary and intimately linked to achievement of the quality of care our member facilities are dedicated to providing. Their support and participation in the association gives WHCA the means to identify and advance comprehensive approaches best suited to the individual and collective interests of its members, their employees and residents.
It should also be noted WHCA’s pro-active presence is not limited to Madison. The state association is comprised of 12 districts, the membership of which meet regularly to discuss their individual and collective concerns. This organization on the district level assures that problems and concerns, be they individual, regional or statewide, can be readily identified and remedied.
WHCA strives to keep both its facility and associate membership timely and fully apprised of developments at the state and national levels. These are a few of the ways that the Association keeps its membership appraised of developments in the long-term care provider community:
- The weekly electronic newsletter, CareConnection is distributed to members, and addresses long-term care provider community news and member information.
- Finally, through educational seminars, conventions, and public relations projects, WHCA strives to continually afford its membership and the public the education and information critical to attainment of our primary goal of enhancement of quality care for the residents we serve.
WHCA is committed to advocacy, education and excellence in and for the long-term care provider community in the State of Wisconsin. We are always looking to expand our membership as the long-term care provider community is stronger when we work together and speak with one voice. If you would like to become a member or associate member of our organization, please feel free to contact our offices at (608) 257-0125, or visit our Join WHCA/WiCAL page.