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 intensive 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.”