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Milwaukee's Hoan Bridge to honor Wisconsin healthcare workers this week

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 06, 2021

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee's Hoan Bridge will honor Wisconsin healthcare workers during National Public Health Week.

Light the Hoan, the group that supervises the bridge lightings, said in a statement Tuesday that the Hoan Bridge will be lit with pulsating red lights to replicate a heartbeat and simulating an EKG heart rate monitor.

The lighting "honors all of the healthcare heroes who helped us through the pandemic," Light the Hoan said.

The Hoan will be lit on April 8, 9 and 10 at the top and bottom of every hour, from dusk until 2 a.m.

The lighting is in partnership with Humana, Network Health, WEA Trust, and Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative.

Light the Hoan described the participating groups in their statement:

HUMANA: Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

NETWORK HEALTH: Network Health is located in Wisconsin and co-owned by two high-quality health systems, Froedtert Health and Ascension Wisconsin. Being local allows us to focus on our mission to create healthy and strong Wisconsin communities and allows us to be flexible and responsive, helping us create custom cost-saving solutions for our members. We do it all, from handling claims, billing and enrollment, to working one-on-one with members to improve their experience. Network Health provides health insurance for a variety of needs and populations. Learn more at

WEA TRUST: The WEA Trust provides group health insurance and administrative services to public employers throughout Wisconsin. The not-for-profit WEA Trust was created in 1970 to serve Wisconsin school district employees. Today, the WEA Trust offers its top-rated service and quality benefits to all state, county, and municipal groups. Learn more at

COMMON GROUND HEALTHCARE COOPERATIVE: Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative is a non-profit health insurance cooperative, dedicated to putting members first and pursuing better healthcare. Member-owned and member-driven, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative is the largest individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) carrier of health insurance in Wisconsin, made up of thousands of Wisconsin residents, workers and families buying health care together. Learn more at

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