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Gundersen president, UW-La Crosse department chair among western Wisconsin appointees to governor healthcare task force



Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers recently announced he was forming a task force to improve employment in the state’s healthcare industry.

Evers chose 25 people to serve on that task force, including Gundersen Health System president Heather Schimmer, Dr. Tom Kernozek, who chairs the Department of Health Professions at UW-La Crosse, and Gundersen staffer, Laura Gould, who’s a nursing assistant

The taskforce will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez, who is a registered nurse.

Last week, the governor toured healthcare training facilities at Western Tech in La Crosse.

Evers visited classrooms and lab settings, where college students learn medical skills. He said a declining population base in the state makes it tougher to fill healthcare jobs.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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