Froedtert Hospital Foundation E-NewsletterThe Froedtert Hospital Foundation has a new E-Newsletter. This quarterly newsletter features stories about the latest news from the Foundation. Heartfelt patient donor stories, upcoming special events, and new fundraising initiatives are all included. If you'd like to receive the e-newsletter, drop us a quick email and we'll add you to our list.
Give. The best care begins with you.
Froedtert Hospital Foundation, the charitable arm of Froedtert Hospital, provides support for the highly specialized care, research and teaching that distinguish Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin as eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center.
You play a critical role in our ability to sustain and enhance the research, specialization and technology that allow us to advance patient care. Thanks to donors like you, we can ensure the most advanced education for physicians, nurses and clinical staff, fund the latest in research and technology and offer the most comprehensive medical treatment in the region in a healing environment for patients.
Froedtert Hospital Foundation is located on the Second Floor of Froedtert Hospital's Specialty Clinics building.
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI
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|| You're invited to join us on Saturday, |
March 1, 2014, in sunny Scottsdale,
Arizona for the 20th annual
Froedtert & The Medical College of
Wisconsin Desert Classic.
Celebrating our 20th year, this annual
event will return to The Gainey Ranch
Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency,
Proceeds support the Froedtert &
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Cancer Center. Click here
for more information.
Thank You Report is now Online!
Froedtert Hospital Foundation's annual Thank You Report is a time to reflect on the past year and to give thanks for the generous support of our donors.
And, this year, we're trying something new. Our report is now available in an interactive online version! Take a look to scroll through heartwarming donor stories, click through our donor recognition lists, and connect to Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Click here to open our 2013 Thank You Report.
Pathway to Parenthood
Parenting. It's one of the greatest challenges of life. And while folks often says there's no playbook, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Birth Center has a new program to assist expectant parents in managing this new role.
CG Schmidt has partnered with us once again - this time to financially support the new Pathway to Parenthood program.
"We have offered evening education classes for years, but not every parent-to-be takes advantage of this opportunity," said Lauri Diske, MSN, MBA, RN, director of Women's Services. "Without preparation or a class in advance, it can be hard to absorb the information shared by nurses during the short time she's at the hospital after childbirth. In addition, some new parents aren't always ready to take their baby home because they don't have a car seat or they haven't selected a pediatrician.
Determined to help, Diske and her team devised the program to make it easier for expectant mothers to acquire the knowledge they need to care for themselves and their babies. Taught by registered nurses, the program includes instruction in self-care, nutrition, breast-feeding, safe sleeping practices and coping with stress, among other topics. There is a dedicated education room in the Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic, complete with everything from a crib and car seat to a pack 'n play and plenty of dolls for demonstrations. Through the donations to the Froedtert Hospital Foundation, by CG Schmidt and others, the program is free to participants.
"Now, when a woman comes in for a prenatal visit, she can go to a class," Diske said. "These classes aren't lectures where you just sit and listen, they're participatory. And fathers or support people are welcome to join.
"The lead gift from CG Schmidt inspired others to give, including Faye McBeath Foundation, Jane B. Pettit Foundation, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Gertrude M. Speer Fund, and Froedtert staff.
And that's not all they've done.
CG Schmidt has their stamp all over this campus. They have been involved in many construction projects and have invested in Froedtert Hospital Foundation's events, including the Desert Classic and the Salons (community events which bring exposure about Froedtert to area leaders). Additionally, Rick Schmidt and Dan Davis from CG Schmidt have been affliated with our Foundation's President's Advisory Council. "If Pathway to Parenthood saves just one baby from harm, or one parent from tragedy, it will have been successful."
Last Review Date: 12/04/13
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