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A new day: clinic competes on quality metrics

Curt Kubiak, CEO of OSI

It’s a new day when health care providers choose to compete on quality metrics instead of their new edifices and images of smiling nurses on billboards. I ran into a sterling example of competing on value when the Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI) in Appleton, Wisconsin was pitching employers on its bundled prices and its quality. ...

Mushrooming medical homes change the game

QuadMed

Washington County and Wisconsin are right in the middle of a seismic shift in the delivery of health care in America – from primary care as a loss leader for the big hospital corporations to medical homes for employes right at the work site. The latest company to install an on-site clinic is West Bend Mutual ...

Passions remain high on Penokee mine

Tom Fitz, Northland College

CABLE -- It would be a mistake to under-estimate the passion that opponents bring to the conflict surrounding an open-pit iron mine in the Penokee Range of northwestern Wisconsin. I walked into a “community conversation” on the mine last week at the Cable Community Centre, about 20 miles from the proposed Mellen mine site, and was ...

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