The WHA Research and Education Foundation was established in 1968 to carry out a project with the University of Wisconsin. In 1989, as a result of WHA restructuring, an independent governing board was created for the Foundation. Fundraising has enabled the Foundation to broaden the scope of heath care-related projects it has underwritten to include a variety of initiatives – videos, written materials, conferences and internships – largely focused in the areas of health education, ethical issues and development and encouragement of health care personnel in Wisconsin.
Today, as a 501 (c) 3 organization, the Foundation focuses its grant making priorities on initiatives that have a statewide impact on health care in Wisconsin. The Foundation's three specific funding priorities include:
To see the 2010-2019 winners of the Global Vision Community Partnership Award click here
All WHA member hospitals are encouraged to nominate a community health project for the Global Vision Community Partnership Award. See story in this issue for criteria and information on how to nominate your project.
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WHA Foundation, Inc., 2020 Board of Directors
Chair: Mary Beth White-Jacobs, President & CEO, Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls
Treasurer/Secretary: Jan Bauman, Chief Nursing Officer, Divine Savior Healthcare, Portage
Eric Borgerding, President and CEO, Wisconsin Hospital Association
Jenny Derks, Chief Administrative Officer, Ascension Calumet Hospital, Chilton
Jeff Euclide, Chief Administrative Officer, Marshfield Medical Center Ladysmith
Joni Olson, Chief Executive Officer, Gundersen Tri County Hospital & Clinics, Whitehall
Kristie McCoic, Chief Administrative Officer, Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital & Clinics, Hillsboro