As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through Wisconsin, closing schools and businesses and stretching the state's health care workforce, many people wonder how they can help others — beyond staying at home to help "flatten the curve" of new infections.
Gov. Tony Evers issued an order relaxing a range of rules governing Wisconsin’s health care workforce, in an attempt to maximize the number of doctors, nurses and physician assistants available to help during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Labor tensions at the UW Health hospitals offer a glimpse into a nationwide pattern of unrest. The trend comes as hospital executives increasingly rely on manufacturing models to bolster productivity in delivering health care.