Regional Representative for Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Black River Memorial Hospital

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. May 3, 2024 - Gregg Wavrunek, a Regional Representative for Senator Tammy Baldwin, recently visited Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) to discuss how legislation is impacting the healthcare industry. This event’s goal was to provide Senator Baldwin with a deeper understanding of the changing landscape of rural healthcare and the role BRMH plays in serving its communities.

In addition to legislative matters, the discussion also highlighted technology trends in healthcare. In particular, the role Telehealth can play in addressing gaps in behavioral health needs in rural Wisconsin.

BRMH had the opportunity to showcase its programs and initiatives aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for its communities. From innovative treatment approaches to community outreach programs, BRMH demonstrated its dedication to providing compassionate care close to home.

"Black River Memorial Hospital is honored to have Gregg Wavrunek here on behalf of Senator Tammy Baldwin," said Carl Selvick, Black River Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer. "His visit highlights the importance of collaboration between policymakers and healthcare institutions in addressing the evolving needs of our communities."

The event concluded with a tour of the facilities.

Black River Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital in west-central Wisconsin offering the best in patient care since 1968. Key services available include emergency care, inpatient services, an infusion center, a pain clinic, physical medicine and rehabilitation, obstetrics, transitional care, surgical services, respiratory care, a wound care center, and a clinic that offers behavioral health, home, and primary care services. BRMH is one of the area’s largest employers, employing over 300 staff and providers in addition to visiting specialists in more than 20 specialties.

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