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Lieutenant governor tours UW Health’s trauma center

WISMedPAC Board member Amy Liepert, MD, hosted a tour of UW Health System’s Trauma Program for Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch on Tuesday. The meeting came about, in part, following Dr. Liepert’s interaction with Lt. Gov. Kleefisch during Doctor Day at the Capitol in March.

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch tours the UW Health System’s Trauma Program in Madison, Tuesday. She was invited by WISMedPAC Board member Amy Liepert, MD, who met with the lieutenant governor at the State Capitol during Doctor Day in March.Doctor Liepert and UW Health System leaders showed the lieutenant governor the hospital and the variety of important services provided for by the Trauma Program, which is designated as a Level One Trauma Center. The program sees more than 1,500 trauma patients each year.

“This visit provided a great opportunity to share with our colleagues in state government the wide-reaching effects of trauma throughout the state of Wisconsin, as well as the nation,” said Dr. Liepert. “Focus was particularly placed upon the importance of systems of care in relationships with referring facilities and referring transporters (EMS), cooperative multiregional educational and coordinating bodies, the impact and effect upon patients, and in the complex coordination of patient care within our level one trauma centers.”

Other participants from the trauma section included Society members Hee Soo Jung, MD, and Angela Gibson, MD, as well as many other staff members in the Med Flight Program, Emergency Department, the Trauma and Life Support Center (SICU), Burn Unit, Intermediate Care Unit and the Trauma Ward.

Next year’s Doctor Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10. Organizers hope to surpass this year’s record attendance of 250 and urge physicians to save the date now. More information will be included in future issues of Medigram as it becomes available.

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