"Charged Up" Strategic Planning Brief

To communicate the DFMCH ReCHARGED strategic planning process, we are introducing the “Charged Up” brief with implementation updates.

Background: As you remember, each task force developed a proposal that described their issue, reviewed best practices and advocated for a particular strategy or strategies for DFMCH. As implementation moves forward, we will be requesting updates from the implementation teams and sharing them with you.

Task Force: Team-Based Care (Scribes or Enhanced Medical Assistant Model)

Update: An external legal firm hired by UW Health is reviewing and will make recommendations about regulations concerning staff entering notes and orders for physicians. The implementation team is followingup on pilot programs that are being done at Meriter, GHC, St. Mary’s and Bellin.

Task Force: Residency Education

Update: The goal of DFMCH residency expansion is to increase the number of family physicians in Wisconsin.

The DFMCH is working collaboratively with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Prevea Health and Hospital Sisters Health System to maintain the Eau Claire residency program. This would have the effect of a net increase in statewide family medicine residents given the addition of the Mayo family medicine residency program in Eau Claire.

In October, the Madison residency program received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Servicesto add two residents at Belleville in a rural health equity track. Planning and recruiting for that expansion is now in progress to start July 1, 2017.

Residency program curriculum development is underway with the goal of enhancing focus on new skill sets to serve communities. The October Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) meeting focused on population and community health. Residency programs will use this background to review and revise their curricula with joint support from the DFMCH GME office and the Office of Community Health.

For More Information

For complete information on the strategic planning process, visit the DFMCH ReCHARGED website.

Below are the six DFMCH strategic planning task forces, their executive sponsors and their implementation chairs.

Task Force

Executive Sponsor

Implementation Chair

Performance Development

Linda Haskins

Mary Fendry

Wellness & Resiliency

Beth Potter, Linda Haskins

Julia Yates

Residency Education

Bill Schwab

Kathy Oriel (expansion)

Michelle Grosch (curriculum)


Larry Hanrahan

Regina Vidaver

Team-Based Care (Scribes)

Sandy Kamnetz

John Hawkins

Clinical Care (APP Role)

Kirsten Rindfleisch

Sara Redemann

DFMCH ReCHARGED is an ongoing process of engagement and continuous improvement. Thanks to everyone who has attended conferences or events, or who has participated in task forces, steering groups, interview and focus groups. There will many more opportunities to get involved, and we are all look forward to making our vision a reality!

DFMCH Executive Team

Val Gilchrist, Larry Hanrahan, Linda Haskins, Sandy Kamnetz, Kirsten Rindfleisch, Bill Schwab

Robin Lankton (co-facilitator)