Program Description: 

The Milwaukee Academy of Medicine hosts eight educational presentations every year: once a month from January through May, and again from September through November.  Distinguished national and local medical experts share their knowledge and experiences on topics of interest to a broad spectrum of medical practitioners.  The didactic presentations are comprised of traditional audio-visual modalities, a discussion period involving Q&A, and the sharing of personal experiences by audience members to facilitate expert commentary and further discussion.

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Reservations are required to attend any of our programs. There is a charge for dinner and beverages.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target audience: 

Physicans of all medical specialties.

Learning objectives: 

At the end of this session, I will be able to:

  1. Understand hospital utilization trends and forecast
  2. Understand greater Milwaukee market dynamics and health system environment
  3. Discuss the role of the clinical workforce inside and outside of the hospital
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Matthew Lee, MD
Jack Kleinman, MD
Ellen Blank, MD
Carol Pohl, MD
Alonzo Walker, MD
Tod Poremski, MD
Daryl Melzer, MD
Arthur Derse, MD, JD
Program Director: Matthew Lee, MD
Joan Bachleitner, JD

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.



Amy L. John
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249


1,346th Meeting

Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019


Wisconsin Club

900 W. Wisconsin Avenue

COCKTAILS 6:00 P.M.        DINNER 6:30 P.M.          PRESENTATION 7:30 P.M.

Dinner $48   Drink options available for a separate charge.






Joan Bachleitner, J.D.

Chief Strategy Officer, Ascension Wisconsin



The Future of Hospitals



Changing market dynamics are causing health systems to rethink the services they provide on hospital campuses.  Innovation, technology, payer and regulatory mandates, and consumer preference are all driving where and how patients access care.  The Future of Hospitals will explore what factors are driving hospital trends and what health systems are doing to address these market shifts.



Joan Bachleitner is the Chief Strategy Officer at Ascension Wisconsin and oversees the strategy development for Ascension Wisconsin’s 23 hospitals and 110 clinics across the state.  Prior to joining Ascension Wisconsin, Joan served as the Vice President of Strategic Development for SSM Health, Dean Clinic and Dean Health Plan based in Madison, Wisconsin after spending 7 years practicing commercial real estate and business law in Madison and Chicago.  Joan received her undergraduate and law degrees from UW-Madison.



Session date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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