WHA president visits Tomah Memorial Hospital

Tomah Memorial Hospital got visit from one of Wisconsin’s top hospital officials Monday.

Eric Borgerding, the Wisconsin hospital association’s president,  was there highlighting the important role hospitals have on the economy in smaller communities.

However, a new study from the non-profit Health Care Cost Institute, shows health costs in Wisconsin is 81 percent higher than the national average.

The hospital association’s presidents says the study is skewed  because it does not take into account the wide range of insurance plans, which deliver better outcomes at a lower cost.

“While the premium side of things we might be little high, we also know overall cost per episode of care in Wisconsin is pretty darn low because we’re delivering very good results without using the same amount of resources, or the high level of resources that are used in other states to produce the same great results,” said Borgerding.

For the fourth year in a row, Tomah Memorial has been named a top 100 critical access hospital in the nation,  based on data from  iVantage Health Analytics.