Gov. Evers Honors Wisconsin Hospitals in National Hospital Week Proclamation

In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 12-18, 2024, Gov. Tony Evers has issued a proclamation that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Wisconsin hospitals and health systems to the communities they serve. Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin is celebrating by highlighting its partnership with the Milwaukee community. 

“OHOW is proud to provide quality health care to the Milwaukee community,” said Brandon G. Goldbeck, OHOW’s Chief Executive Officer. “But we cannot do this alone. Thanks to the support of our community, we all work together in caring for our communities every day.” 

Evers’ proclamation lauds Wisconsin hospitals for providing “accessible, compassionate, and high-quality healthcare services to the state’s residents every day of every year, creating opportunities for Wisconsinites to heal from illness or injury and live their best, fullest, and healthiest lives.” 

The proclamation goes on to underscore how Wisconsin hospitals are significant drivers of the state’s economy, leading the way in healthcare quality, and act as a crucial safety net for the communities they serve, providing more than $2.1 billion in community benefits and charity care annually. 

OHOW Partnerships with Greater Milwaukee Community  

OHOW is proud to serve patients throughout the greater Milwaukee area. OHOW focuses solely on the full-service treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions. They provide surgery, inpatient overnight stays, laboratory services, diagnostic imaging, and rehabilitation services. These services are accomplished in their patient-centric 30-bed, 10-operating room orthopedic specialty hospital and at 6 additional off-site physical therapy clinics. 

Additionally, OHOW maintains several partnerships with organizations throughout the Milwaukee area. The partnership between OHOW and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Athletics serves as a prime example of this community integration. By providing orthopedic care for UWM athletes, OHOW not only ensures the health and well-being of these individuals but also strengthens ties with the university and its athletic department. This collaboration goes beyond mere medical treatment; it fosters a sense of trust and camaraderie between the hospital, the university, and the broader community. 

Moreover, OHOW extends its reach to local high schools by offering athletic training services to several institutions, including Cedarburg, Shorewood, New Berlin West, New Berlin Eisenhower, Dominican, and Wauwatosa East. By supporting these schools’ athletic programs, OHOW demonstrates its commitment to promoting health and fitness among young individuals while also serving as a valuable resource for injury prevention and management. 

To learn more about OHOW’s community partnerships, visit the Award & Recognition page on our website.