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Four organizations join Honoring Choices Wisconsin

MADISON (October 19, 2016) — Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), the Wisconsin Medical Society’s advance care planning initiative, is pleased to announce four new participating organizations. Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, Aurora Health Care, based in … Continue reading

Honoring Choices Wisconsin helps coordinate statewide National Healthcare Decisions Day events

MADISON(April 11, 2016)—Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), an initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society, is highlighting the importance of advance care planning on National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), Saturday, April 16. Events are planned across the state throughout the month of … Continue reading

Wisconsin Medical Society praises inclusion of advance care planning in Physician Fee Schedule

MADISON (October 30, 2015) — The Wisconsin Medical Society today praised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ inclusion of advance care planning for reimbursement in its 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. “This is a great step for making … Continue reading

Four new organizations join Honoring Choices Wisconsin, fifth begins trial implementation

MADISON (Oct. 22, 2015) — Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), the Wisconsin Medical Society’s advance care planning initiative, is pleased to announce four new participating organizations. Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, Southwest Health in Platteville, Richland Medical Center/Richland Center Hospital in … Continue reading

Advance care planning part of ‘major culture shift’; annual Honoring Choices Wisconsin conference spotlights successes

MADISON (Oct. 22, 2015) — Representing 29 health care organizations across the state, Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) stakeholders are gathering in Madison today for the third annual Sharing the Experience Conference. “In the last year, the landscape of advance care … Continue reading

Events planned throughout Wisconsin for Healthcare Decisions Day April 16

Family engages in end-of-life conversation MADISON (April 14, 2015)—National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) will be observed nationwide April 16, and many organizations throughout Wisconsin are leading events, encouraging people to “have the conversation” about future medical decisions. As part of … Continue reading

Honoring Choices Wisconsin recognized by Wisconsin Cancer Council

MADISON (Oct. 28, 2014) — Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), an initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society, was recognized with a Community Service Award during the Wisconsin Cancer Council’s (WCC) Annual Meeting Thursday, Oct. 23, in Madison. HCW staff John Maycroft, … Continue reading

Six new organizations join Honoring Choices Wisconsin

MADISON (Oct. 23, 2014) — Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), the Wisconsin Medical Society’s advance care planning initiative, is pleased to announce six new participating organizations. Mercy Health System in Janesville, Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Bellin Health in Green Bay, Westfields … Continue reading

Advance care planning continues to grow in Wisconsin

Annual conference spotlights Honoring Choices Wisconsin stakeholders’ successes MADISON (Oct. 23, 2014) — Representing 22 health care organizations across the state, Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) stakeholders gathered in Madison yesterday for the second annual Sharing the Experience Conference. The event … Continue reading

Honoring Choices Wisconsin expands its reach

MADISON (March 25, 2014) — Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), the Wisconsin Medical Society’s initiative to promote advance care planning, is rapidly expanding its reach as nine health care organizations launch the program across Wisconsin this month. ADORAY Home Health and … Continue reading

Conference showcases success in advance care planning

MADISON — Nearly 150 participants and stakeholders in Honoring Choices Wisconsin gathered this week for the Sharing the Experience Conference, showcasing the progress made in advance care planning over the program’s first year. Since March, more than 500 patients have … Continue reading

Honoring Choices Wisconsin expanding across state

MADISON — Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) is extending its reach across Wisconsin with five health care organizations building improved advance care planning systems this fall. Aspirus, ThedaCare, Mayo Clinic Health System, UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center and Agrace … Continue reading

Wisconsin Medical Society Launches Honoring Choices Wisconsin

Madison – The Wisconsin Medical Society today announced the launch of Honoring Choices Wisconsin, a major initiative to build system change, advocacy and education around advance care planning. Through Honoring Choices Wisconsin, the Society will serve as convener, coordinator and … Continue reading