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  • 11 Mar 2021 12:06 PM | Anonymous

    WCMS Opens Nominations for Heroes of COVID-19 Campaign
    WCMS Will Highlight Local Heroes Both Behind the Scenes and on the Front Lines

    Waukesha County, Wis. – March 11, 2021 – With a year of the pandemic now in the rearview, Waukesha County Medical Society (WCMS) wants to show support for all of the local COVID heroes who live or work in the Waukesha County community.

    Through the “Heroes of COVID Campaign,” WCMS intends to raise awareness of the many heroes among us and the tireless work they’ve done over this past year to make sure the residents of our community are cared for during the pandemic. There are heroes in all aspects of our lives and our community, and by spotlighting the positive contributions that have been made—and continue to be made—will not only show our gratitude but will strengthen our resilience to us keep moving forward.

    Please nominate your Heroes of COVID-19 today at www.waukeshacms.org/.  Your nomination might be for: a mentor who has shown leadership on your team during the pandemic; a support staff who has worked tirelessly to help keep things running; a postal worker who never fails to deliver; a family member who has volunteered in the community; or even a small business owner adapting to a changing world.  Your nomination may be for an individual or a group of people who have come together during the pandemic to really set an example.

    Through this virtual campaign, WCMS will begin showcasing Heroes of COVID as soon as your nominations have been submitted!  Let us share the stories of those who have helped make a difference in Waukesha County or in your lives this past year. To view and share the WCMS Heroes of COVID-19 stories, make sure you LIKE our facebook page and visit our website.

    Click here to view full press release.

  • 1 Mar 2021 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    From the County Executive, Paul Farrow:

    Residents who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can sign up now for Waukesha County's Registration and Standby List. We will use this list to send invites out for upcoming appointments the week of March 8 and beyond.

    Waukesha County is currently focusing on vaccinating adults 65 and older, until at least 60% of that population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. 

    Sign Up for the Registration and Standby List

    To Sign Up for the Registration and Standby List 

    Click the link above to register to be on a waiting list for any appointments that will be available in the next few weeks.

    • Individuals on the list will be invited to register for appointments or may be contacted on short notice if more doses of vaccine become available.
    • The number of appointments will be based on the number of vaccines Waukesha County receives each week.
    • If appointments are unfilled or canceled, or extra doses of vaccine are available, the next individuals on the list will be offered an opportunity to schedule any open appointments.
    • New! We have updated our list to prepare for newly eligible groups. Be sure to select which eligibility group you belong to. Eligibility will be verified prior to the appointment.
    Invitations to register will go out first to eligible individuals in priority groups in the order that they signed up.

    More Information

    Everyone will have the opportunity to be vaccinated. However, this process will take time as vaccine quantities are limited.

    More opportunities will be announced as they are available. Please continue to monitor your email for updates. 

    We are working to connect residents with vaccine as quickly as possible. More information clarifying this process will available soon. We thank you for you ongoing patience.

     More information is also available on our website, www.waukeshacounty.gov/covid19

  • 25 Feb 2021 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    Bailey_Susan.jpgWisconsin Doctor Day - May 5, 2021

    Opening Keynote Address Featuring AMA President, Susan R. Bailey MD
    Dr. Susan R. Bailey, a distinguished allergist/immunologist from Fort Worth, Texas, is the 175th president of the American Medical Association. Doctor Bailey's presentation, What Will Healthcare Look Like Post COVID-19?, will touch on delivery of care, rebounding from physician stress, and the impact of the pandemic on the physician workforce. 

    Click here for more information

  • 23 Feb 2021 10:48 AM | Anonymous

    Wisconsin Medical Society | Medigram

    COVID-19 PSA

    Wisconsin Medical Society President, Erik Gundersen, MD, MA, is featured in a COVID-19 PSA. In addition to reminding patients of the basic safety precautions of masking, physical distancing and handwashing, Dr. Gundersen encourages everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are able.

    To help encourage timely vaccinations, please feel free to share the PSA which can be found on the Wisconsin Medical Society’s social media channels.

    COVID-19 buttons to spark patient conversations via WisMed and Pharmacy Society partnership

    Wisconsin Medical Society members can get free Stop the Spread buttons. In an effort to encourage conversations with patients about healthy COVID-19 behaviors and vaccine hesitancy, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s COVID-19 Task Force developed a button that can be worn by physicians and other members of the health care team to help spark those conversations. Through a partnership with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, buttons were produced and are currently being distributed around the state.

    Buttons are free to Society members, but there is a limited quantity, so requests will be filled in the order they are received. Click here to order for you and your team today!

    Senate passes COVID-19 liability protection as part of special session bill

    The Wisconsin State Senate approved legislation this morning, February 18, that will provide important civil liability protections related to COVID-19 for health care entities and other businesses. Meeting in a special session called by Governor Tony Evers on a bill to revamp the state’s Unemployment Insurance computer system, the Senate approved January 2021 Special Session Senate Bill 1 on a 27-3 roll call vote. Soon after the vote, Gov. Evers released a statement saying the bill is “a step in the right direction,” perhaps signaling his intention to sign the bill should it reach his desk. The Wisconsin Medical Society has strongly supported establishing civil liability protections related to COVID-19 to help prevent opportunistic lawsuits seeking to capitalize on the pandemic.

    According to the bill, “Beginning March 1, 2020, an entity is immune from civil liability for the death of or injury to any individual or damages caused by an act or omission resulting in or relating to exposure, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus identified as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 in the course of or through the performance or provision of the entity's functions or services.” The immunity would not apply in cases of reckless or wonton conduct or intentional misconduct, nor for any claims already filed before the bill’s enactment. The state legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance amended the bill on Wednesday to include the liability protection language.

    The bill now heads to the State Assembly, which may take up the measure as soon as Tuesday, February 23. Contact Society Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer Mark Grapentine, JD for more information.

  • 19 Feb 2021 3:09 PM | Anonymous

    Businesses, frontline workers, and communities from across the state have come together this past year to help slow the spread of COVID-19. As many await vaccines, and our health care providers battle new strains, we can’t let our guard down now. The most recent public education message from the Stop the COVID Spread! coalition urges Wisconsinites to remain vigilant in the continuing fight against COVID-19, stressing the importance of continuing to practice key, simple measures like wearing face masks, social distancing, and washing hands regularly.

    • Visit the coalition website here.
    • View the PSA video here.
  • 17 Feb 2021 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    We’ve come a long way together but the fight’s not over yet! You can learn more about the coalition and how we all need to stay vigilant to help stop the spread: https://www.healthywialliance.com/Stop-The-COVID-Spread. We hope you'll join us in sharing this crucial message with your friends and family.


  • 16 Feb 2021 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    Updated February 15, 2021 | Waukesha County

    COVID-19 vaccination is now ongoing in Waukesha County. However, we don’t have access to enough vaccine for the entire population yet.

    Until more vaccine is available, the state of Wisconsin is following prioritization guidelines from the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)  and the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Waukesha County Vaccination Website

  • 15 Feb 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Waukesha County Medical Society is proud to be part of the “Stop the Covid Spread!” coalition, a group of Wisconsin’s leading health care, business, education, and advocacy organizations who have all joined together in the effort to urge the public to step up and take preventative measures seriously. The coalition has grown dramatically since its launch and now includes over 135 Wisconsin organizations.

  • 3 Feb 2021 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    While Doctor Day 2021 has shifted to a virtual format, the May 5th event promises to offer equally important hot topics and content.

    This year’s policy and politics panel will include members of the powerful budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance.  Committee co-chairs Representative Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) will be joined by their Democrat colleagues Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) and Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point).  

    You will hear a first-hand account of important budget topics, and during the middle of budget negotiations. This includes policy related to the Department of Health Services and funding for the Medicaid Program. This is a great opportunity to hear differing views on policy and spending priorities for the 2021-23 Biennial Budget and current legislative session.

    Other components of the day will again include policy breakouts, priority issue briefings, a keynote presentation and of course, legislative visits.

    Whether you’ve attended many advocacy days in prior years or none at all, be sure to sign up for Doctor Day 2021 and make your voices heard! The unique multi-specialty nature of Wisconsin's Doctor Day offers all physicians across the state from all specialties to come together and advocate for issues affecting their patients, their practices and their specialty.  Learn more and sign up at www.WIDoctorDay.org

  • 22 Jan 2021 1:40 PM | Anonymous

    Waukesha County is preparing to open the community COVID-19 vaccination clinics and are seeking health-minded, dedicated individuals to help staff them. The positions vary and will fluctuate as the guidelines and procedures evolve. Currently they are primarily support positions, but medical roles may be added in the future. Clinics will take place in Waukesha County, and the goal is to have them up and running 7 days per week.

    If you are interested in assisting, please fully complete the fillable questionnaire below and send it to Karen Straw, at kstraw@waukeshacounty.gov AND Kara Moore, at kamoore@waukeshacounty.gov. At this time we did not include medical related positions on the attached questionnaire however we may include it in the future. Should you hold a current medical license to administer vaccines, please note that on the questionnaire.  We will connect with all interested volunteers to provide more information as we have it available. Volunteers who are selected to assist will be fully vaccinated by Waukesha County prior to working at the vaccine clinics- we are hoping to begin this process within the next week.

    HHS Volunteer Application
    HHS Volunteer Vaccinator Questionnaire 

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Email: WaukeshaCMS@badgerbay.co

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