In the News
Archive January to June 2007
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Fire Chief Donates OrganFrom Fox 6 News and TMJ4 (June 2007) — Assistant Chief Marty Rukavina from the Tess Corners Fire Department donated a kidney to a firefighter and EMT on the department, Rick Schaber. View and read the report on MyFoxMilwaukee.com and on TMJ4.
Mending Broken Hearts, AgainFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (June 2007) — People like Lee Collar who had procedures done years and even decades ago for congenital heart defects are facing surgery as adults.
Less Invasive Heart SurgeryFrom the Small Business Times (June 2007) — Increasingly, cardiothoracic surgeons are opting for minimally invasive options for heart surgery.
Bittersweet ServiceFrom WauwatosaNOW.com (May 2007) — Bob Heiting volunteers time at Froedtert Hospital as a way to honor his wife.
Compassion in PracticeFrom ADVANCE magazine (May 2007) — The nurses on 4 Northwest (Internal Medicine and Palliative Care) have been recognized by ADVANCE magazine as the Best Nursing Team 2007. The magazine's writers and editors discovered how this team works together in innovative ways that always put the patient first.
MRI Recommended for Women at High RiskFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (May 2007) — Pamela Frey is among the approximately 1.6 million U.S. women at extremely high risk for breast cancer who the American Cancer Society says will benefit from both MRI and mammography during annual screening exams.
Longevity GameFrom M Magazine (May 2007) — Diet, stress, exercise and other factors influence how a person ages. M Magazine looks at longevity in a series of articles featuring specialists from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Click on each to read:
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Prostate Cancer Screening RecapFrom Fox 6 News (May 2007) — It was standing room only when an estimated 450 men turned out at Miller Park on May 8 for free prostate cancer screenings offered by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in cooperation with the Milwaukee Brewers, the National Prostate Cancer Coalition and Fox6-TV. The screenings were conducted in a 39-foot mobile medical office supplied by the National Prostate Cancer Coalition. Every man who completed the screening received two free tickets to a future Brewers game. View and read the report on MyFoxMilwaukee.com.
Program Helps Girls Avoid Knee Injury
From WauwatosaNOW.com (May 2007) — Dr. Anne Hoch and staff at the Women's Sports Medicine Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin educate young female athletes to help prevent anterior cruciate ligament tears, patella femur pain and stress-fracture injuries.
Free Prostate Cancer ScreeningFrom Fox 6 News (May 2007) — FOX 6 is teaming up with the Milwaukee Brewers and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to offer free screenings for prostate cancer. View and read the report on MyFoxMilwaukee.com.
Froedtert Vice PresidentFrom WauwatosaNOW.com (May 2007) — No one was more shocked than John Balzer, vice president of Facility Planning and Development, when he ended up in the hospital, his life in the hands of his co-workers, his future dependent on the very facilities that he helped plan and build during the last 25 years.
Survives Artery Dissection
Boy Thanks Crossing Guard From TMJ4 (April 2007) — Ten-year-old William Wilsey wheeled his way into a Froedtert Hospital room where Nancy Remkus was recovering to thank her for protecting him.
12 Years Later, Heart TransplantFrom ElmGroveNOW.com (April 2007) — At 82, Eleanor Barter proves feisty and energetic. Her social calendar is filled with volunteer work, social gatherings and membership meetings. So it's hard to believe that 12 years ago she could barely get off the couch.
Recipient Living Life to Fullest
Family Battles Syndrome TogetherFrom TMJ4 (April 2007) — Five members of a Brown Deer family lean on each other as they undergo treatment for Marfan syndrome.
From NewBerlinNOW.com (March 2007) — William Rilling, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin interventional radiologist, used a promising medical treatment called Therasphere to treat Nancy Rank's neural endocrine cancer.
Cancer Patient Benefits From Therasphere
Battling SwellingFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (March 2007) — A study has found that a method known as ultrafiltration, a procedure used to remove fluid and sodium buildup, safely produced more fluid loss than IV diuretics and resulted in fewer subsequent rehospitalizations for heart failure.
Cancer Risk in Jewish WomenFrom Fox 6 News (March 2007) — Julie Feldman examines the higher risk that Jewish Women of Ashkenazi descent face for breast cancer in this Fox 6 Health Center report. Included in the story is an interview with Sara Svendsen, genetic counselor with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Genetics Screening Program. On MyFoxMilwaukee.com: View the video. Read the text.
Lake Effect Follows Up on Gun ViolenceFrom WUWM radio (February 2007) — Host Mitch Teich talks with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters John Diedrich and John Fauber about gun violence, and the "remarkable work" performed by emergency and trauma teams. They note the incredible level of care delivered by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's Trauma Center, the only adult Level I Trauma Center in eastern Wisconsin, and the Emergency Department/Trauma Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, one of only 14 Level I pediatric trauma centers in the country.
Redefining "Best" Cancer TreatmentsFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (February 2007) — Gene testing such as the Oncotype DX is changing the way cancer is being treated.
Dying to be InsuredFrom TMJ4, an I-Team investigation (February 2007) — Just imagine the nightmare. As you fight for your life, you're also fighting your insurance company. You have a medical procedure that saves your life. And then the insurance company you faithfully pay your premiums to says that procedure is not covered. Read the story or see the video. View the follow-up to this story, an interview with Sue Derus, executive director of Cancer Services at Froedtert & Community Health.
Petasnick Interviewed on Lake EffectFrom WUWM radio (February 2007) — Froedtert & Community Health President and CEO William Petasnick talks with Jane Hampden about his tenure, the healthcare environment and what it means to be part of an academic medical center. Listen to the Podcast at WUWM.com.
Patched But Not CuredFrom the Janesville Gazette (February 2007) — Adults with congenital heart defects may not know they need special care or may have trouble finding it. Enter Michael Earing, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiologist, and the Herma Heart Center Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. Read this story in PDF format.
Study Examines Virtual Intensive Care UnitFrom the West Bend Daily News (February 2007) — A study paid for by a $45,808 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is examining how the virtual intensive care unit can be used as a way to retain the skilled workers of an aging nurse population.
Carnival Ride Leads to Weird CircumstancesFrom the Racine Journal Times (January 2007) — Carly Renguette, 11, is slowly recovering from a spinal stroke. The Racine girl likely twisted her neck oddly on a carnival ride in August.
Cancer Rates DropFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (January 2007) — The number of cancer deaths in the United States dropped dramatically in 2004, marking the second straight year for a decline and confirming that strategies aimed at prevention and early detection are paying off.
Calm in the ChaosFrom WauwatosaNOW.com (January 2007) — Despite hearing that up to 30 patients from the nearby Falk Corporation explosion could be coming to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, the emergency department — with thanks to charge nurse Kristin Schiestle — remained calm and ready to help.