DHS Awards Grants for Rural Wisconsin Areas

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded over $3.3 million in grants to health organizations in rural and underserved areas of Wisconsin.

The money for the grants were appropriated in the 2013-2015 state budget, and allows DHS up to $1.75 million per year for new programs.  The grants will establish Graduate Medical Education programs (GME). “Clinical training in underserved areas significantly increases the likelihood that resident physicians will remain to continue their practices, which in turn will increase access to quality health care,” DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades said in a statement.The grants were awarded to:

  1. Divine Savior Healthcare, Inc. in Columbia and Marquette counties, for Family Medicine.
  2. Gundersen Medical Foundation, in Crawford, La Crosse, and Vernon counties, for Family Medicine.
  3. Monroe Clinic, in Green County, for Family Medicine.
  4. North Central Health Care, in Marathon, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oneida, Portage, and Wood counties, for Psychiatry.
  5. Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, in Brown, Calumet, Forest, Green Lake, Milwaukee, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties, for Psychiatry.
  6. UW Hospital and Clinics, in Dane, Grant, Iowa, Sauk, and Winnebago counties, for General Surgery.