WPS Health Solutions: Delivers treats to hospital workers to boost morale and encourage booster shots

MADISON, Wis.—Feb. 3, 2022—On Wednesday, Feb. 2, WPS Health Solutions delivered treats and healthy snacks to health care workers in Madison, Wis., to boost their morale and to shine a light on the importance of COVID-19 booster shots for everyone to promote public health.

WPS employees visited SSM Health St. Mary’s, UnityPoint Health-Meriter, and UW Health with baskets of goodies for health care personnel who continue to work through staffing shortages and large numbers of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. WPS encourages those who are eligible to receive a booster shot after they have completed their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

“Booster shots are an important public health tool to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and we strongly recommend booster shots for all who are eligible,” WPS Health Insurance Medical Director Dr. Jonah Fox said. “Booster shots have been shown to increase protection against COVID-19 and decrease the likelihood of severe outcomes associated with the virus.”

The baskets of goodies were delivered to the 65 employees in the SSM Health St. Mary’s COVID-19 unit and 145 employees in the UnityPoint Health-Meriter intenive care and COVID-19 units. Over at UW Health, the snacks were dedicated to Peer Support Rounding, where trained peer supporters offer real-time, in-person support of clinical staff and physicians.​

“As COVID-19 surges again this winter, health care workers continue to battle through the pandemic,” WPS Director of Events and Strategic Partnerships Megan Willauer said. “We wanted to find a way to boost morale and encourage those who are able to get vaccinated or to get a booster shot to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

About WPS Health Solutions

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS Health Solutions), founded in 1946, is a nationally regarded benefits administrator for a variety of U.S. government programs and a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin. WPS Health Solutions serves active-duty and retired military personnel, seniors, individuals, and families in Wisconsin, across the U.S., and around the world. WPS Health Solutions, headquartered in Madison, Wis., has more than 2,800 employees. Within the enterprise, there are three divisions: WPS Government Health Administrators, WPS Military and Veterans Health, and WPS Health Insurance/WPS Health Plan/EPIC Specialty Benefits. For more information, please visit wpshealthsolutions.com.