From the Executive Director
by Dianne Kiehl

In this edition of the Catalyst, I would like to focus on two initiatives in the state that the BHCG both supports and is actively involved with – the Statewide Value Committee and the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Honoring Choices Wisconsin pilot project. Both are excellent examples of the forward thinking and innovation that characterizes the movement to improve health care delivery in our state. Read More

Annual Meeting at Harley-Davidson Museum® highlights successes & partners

With approximately 150 members and guests in attendance, the BHCG conducted its first public annual meeting at The Rumble at the Harley-Davidson Museum on September 27. The meeting, entitled Joined at the Hip – Outperforming the Market, was highlighted by a keynote address by Paul Purcell, chairman, president and CEO at Robert W. Baird & Co. and featured the presentation of the inaugural Driving Meaningful Change Award to the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ). Read More

Caregiver support – Humana stands ready

Did you know that more than 65 million people in the U.S. provide care for the chronically ill, disabled or aged family members or friends*? There is a good chance that you or a significant number of your employees are in that group. If they provide transportation, run errands, do household tasks, help with medications or dress, bathe and feed someone, they are a caregiver. The stress an employee faces as a caregiver can negatively impact their own health and their job performance. Recognizing this, Humana now offers a range of support services for caregivers. Read More

Did you know?

The BHCG blog now available on the BHCG web site Read More

Membership Resource Books available soon Read More

BHCG joins Midwest Business Group on Health as Business Member Read More

BHCG in the media Read More

Broker/Consultant reminder: you have access to the Web2Print Portal and the Consumer Modules on the BHCG website Read More

Membership Minute

In this edition of the Membership Minute we report on our updated membership numbers and we welcome new employer groups who joined us in August and September. Read More

Wisconsin Health News INTERVIEW

On September 14, Wisconsin Health News published an interview with BHCG executive director, Dianne Kiehl. Kiehl talked about federal health care reform, the increasing prevalence of wellness programs, the recent release of BHCG’s favorable cost results for 2011, the area's rapidly changing health care market and what Aurora Health Care's new insurer partnerships mean for the BHCG. To read the entire interview, click here. Read More