Madison, Wis., March 23, 2022—The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) has recognized State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) with the Association’s 2022 Health Care Advocate of the Year Award.

Goyke was honored at WHA’s virtual Advocacy Day event on March 23 for his partnership with local hospital leaders and his support of legislation to provide necessary Medicaid funding for hospitals, remove unnecessary regulations and bolster the state’s health care workforce.

WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding presented Goyke the award at WHA’s Advocacy Day event, held virtually this year and attended by nearly 1,000 hospital supporters.

“Representative Goyke continues to serve as a strong partner in the state legislature alongside Wisconsin hospitals,” said Borgerding. “He understands the tremendous challenges hospitals face, as they are expected by some to fill roles that have been abdicated by government for decades. He knows that this tremendous task is only possible if hospitals are supported by state lawmakers.”

Borgerding added, “We look forward to continuing our work alongside Representative Goyke to bring solutions that will improve health for all Wisconsin residents. Evan doesn’t just show up, he leads.”

“Wisconsin’s hospitals are an important asset that we need to protect,” said Rep. Goyke after receiving the award. “I’ve been fortunate to work with the team at the Wisconsin Hospital Association and their members in and around my district as they advocate for policies that support access to high quality health care in the community I serve.”

Goyke continued, “I’m grateful to receive this year’s WHA Advocate of the Year Award and am proud of the work we’ve accomplished together to improve health in Wisconsin.”

WHA’s Advocacy Day is the premier health care advocacy event in Wisconsin with approximately 1,000 virtual attendees representing nearly every hospital and health system in Wisconsin.

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