Froedtert Hospital Media Room
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Fit to Ride Pain-FreeFrom the blogs at jsonline.com (June 2009) — Blogger Tom Held gets some insight from physical therapist Mark Lydecker from the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center about the proper fit on a bicycle.
Hospitals Prepare for the WorstFrom Fox 6 (June 2009) — Froedtert Hospital joined with other hospitals throughout southeastern for a worst-case-scenario mode. The hypothetical scenario, dubbed Operation Red Dragon, involved thousands of people exposed to chemical contamination at a sporting event.
Pill Counter: Pharmaceutical Robot Fills PrescriptionsFrom BizTimes.com (June 2009) — Froedtert Hospital’s west outpatient pharmacy fills an average of 250 to 300 prescriptions daily, keeping the facility’s pharmacists extremely busy. Now those pharmacists are able to spend more time with patients thanks to a custom-built pharmaceutical robot that fills and labels some patient prescriptions.
Train Collision Survivors Thank Officer(June 2009) — At a news conference at Froedtert Hospital, Monica Ensley-Partenfelder and her husband, Scott, publicly thank the police officer who saved her life and share some emotional thoughts about the day the train struck their minivan with their child inside.
Todays TMJ4 story
Fox 6 News story
Officer, Family Interviewed After Train CrashFrom ABC News (May 2009) — In a Good Morning America exclusive, officer John Krahn, Scott Partenfelder and his wife, Monica Ensley-Partenfelder, tell their story about the Memorial Day train accident. Officer Krahn and Scott Partenfelder were treated by Medical College of Wisconsin physicians at Froedtert Hospital.
Prevention Tips For Young Female Athletes, BallerinasFrom Medical News Today (May 2009) — A study led by Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin sports medicine researcher Anne Hoch, D.O., has revealed that young female professional dancers face the same health risks as young female athletes when they don't eat enough to offset the energy they spend, and stop menstruating as a consequence.
Partnership Brings Free Prostate Screenings(May 2009) — For the third straight year, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Fox 6, the Milwaukee Brewers and ZERO: The Project to End Prostate Cancer, have teamed up to encourage men to protect themselves against prostate cancer. Donations through the Froedtert Hospital Foundation funded a second mobile clinic for the event, enabling a record 600 men to get the free screening.
BizTimes.com pre-event story
Fox 6 News day-of coverage.
Brain Imaging Shows PromiseFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (May 2009) — Magnetoencephalography, or MEG, is an emerging method that is being used in a variety of studies, including a way that might make it easier for people with epilepsy and their doctors to decide whether they can benefit from brain surgery.
The Gus Tour at Small StonesFrom Fox 6 WakeUp News (May 2009) — Gus Gnorski from the Fox 6 WakeUp News team brought his Gus Tour to Small Stones in Brookfield to learn about the many ways that the Small Stones Health Resource Center can help get you started and keep you moving toward a healthier life.
The Future of Stroke RehabilitationFrom ABC News (May 2009) — Joe Breiner was just six years old when a stroke left his right arm unusable. He thought he was beyond hope until he met John McGuire, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. A twofold solution has made it easier for Joe to play with his children and even take up a new hobby — golf.
Gifted Speaker Has Plenty to Talk AboutFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (May 2009) — A booming voice, a lust for life, and first-hand experience in fighting cancer are just some of the things Jay Walt brought to the podium when he spoke last month at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin's Head and Neck Cancer Awareness event.
Builders Formed New Mindset for Clinical Cancer CenterFrom Wisconsin Builder (May 2009) — "Many Hands Building Hope." Those four words adorned everything from documents to hard hats during the construction of the Clinical Cancer Center. The message was simple: everyone from project managers to builders pouring concrete has the power to impact patients.
H1N1 (Swine) Influenza Q&AFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (May 2009) — Mary Beth Graham, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin physician specializing in infectious diseases, answers readers' questions about the H1N1 flu (swine flu).
Nurses Seek Out Opportunities With 4NE TeamFrom Advance for Nurses — When initiatives are introduced at Froedtert Hospital, this nursing team is often the first to volunteer. The willingness to take on new things is a major reason that staff on the unit have implemented changes that not only improve patient care but also create a pleasant working environment.
Patient Urges Head and Neck Cancer ScreeningFrom Fox 6 WakeUp News — Now cancer free, Waukesha businessman Jay Walt urges others to get screened for head and neck cancer.
Arm-Hand Swelling Linked to Number of Lymph Nodes Removed in Breast Cancer SurgeryFrom ScienceDaily (April 2009) — According to a study of older breast cancer survivors from the Medical College of Wisconsin's Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, the number of lymph nodes removed during surgery and the presence of cancer in the lymph nodes were the two factors most directly linked to the development swelling of the arm and hand.
Patients Rate Hospitals in New Government SurveyFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (April 2009) — Froedtert and its partner hospital, Community Memorial, rank above state and national averages for patient satisfaction in a new government survey.
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Hosts Health Care Building Design ForumFrom The Business Journal (April 2009) — More than 125 health care design leaders from throughout the United States will be in Milwaukee April 20-22 for the Pebble Partners Colloquium, an event that focuses on new ideas and research about innovative building design that improves care quality.
Donation Makes Them Blood Brothers to the CoreFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (April 2009) — Columnist Jim Stingl writes about the bond shared by two brothers — a bond made even stronger by innovative cancer treatment.
Students Put Pennies, Thoughts With "Nice Guy"From GM Today (April 2009) — Robbin Kolberg is receiving a life-saving bone marrow transplant at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center to counter an unusual type of cancer, mantle cell lymphoma. He got a boost from a group of middle school students who collected thousands of pennies to help offset his medical expenses.
Medical College Among Five Sites Studying TheraSphere UsesFrom Medical News Today (April 2009) — Medical College of Wisconsin physicians at Froedtert Hospital are enrolling patients in a clinical research study of TheraSphere® for secondary (metastatic) liver tumors. The research is only being conducted in five sites in the United States.
Women Turn Egg Donation Into Income In Weak EconomyFrom WISN.com (March 2009) — The economic downturn has some women turning to egg donation, a procedure than can be profitable for the donor. Estil Strawn, MD, a fertility specialist at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, says that potential donors should be aware that this procedure isn't as simple as it may seem.
AARP Lists Froedtert a Top Hospital(March 2009) — AARP The Magazine has created an exclusive interactive tool that displays Consumers' Checkbook's top national hospitals. Consumer's Checkbook, a nonprofit research organization, names Froedtert Hospital one of the country’s top hospitals, one of only two in the state and 125 nationwide.
Read the news story in The Business Journal.
Learn more at AARP The Magazine.
Chef Dave Fouts Leads the Way to Weight LossFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (March 2009) — Having undergone gastric bypass surgery himself, Chef Dave Fouts travels across America teaching portion control, healthy eating and cooking techniques. He'll be in Milwaukee on March 28 to help celebrate the 10th year of the Froedtert & Medical College Bariatric Surgery program.
Doctor to the StarsFrom the BizTimes Milwaukee (March 2009) — Joel Blumin, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin otolaryngologist and director of the Professional Voice Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, has seen his share of celebrities during his career. Because of his expertise, he stands on call as the "doctor to the stars" when big time musicians come to Milwaukee to perform.
Perfect Match Results In Kidney TransplantFrom TodaysTMJ4.com (March 2009) — Briant Redmond's appetite is back. His energy is increasing. His complexion is healthy. All because of a friend's incredible gift of a healthy kidney.
Dying to be InsuredFrom TodaysTMJ4.com (March 2009) — Nicki Cyrak has Cystic Fibrosis and needs a double lung transplant to survive. Transplant patients at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin have a survival rate of 90 percent, one of the best survival rates in the nation. But Nicki's insurance company wants her to travel to Chicago — and away from her family, friends, and physicians — for the surgery. Read Nicki's story and learn more about why she wants her transplant surgery at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Wife Wants Justice for Husband Beaten During Roadside RobberyFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (March 2009) — At a news conference at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Rosa Garcia expressed a desire for justice while Jose Garcia's neurologist said there is a "reasonable chance of a reasonable recovery."
Longer LashesFrom TodaysTMJ4.com (March 2009) — A new product, available at Froedtert & The Medical College Cascadia Medi-Spa, will actually grow your eyelashes and make them longer, darker, and thicker.
Body of InfluenceFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (March 2009) — The Froedtert & Medical College Sports Medicine Center's Golf Performance Enhancement Program is using state-of-the-art technology to improve the most important tool in golf — your body.
This Kind of Loss is Really a GainFrom sheboyganpress.com (March 2009) — A Sheboygan woman has shed more than 130 pounds — and rid herself of Type 2 diabetes and depression — after undergoing gastric bypass surgery at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
A Better Way to Get Well From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (March 2009) — One professional athlete's rehabilitation is being aided by the Alter-G treadmill, an anti-gravity device, at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Institute.
Safety Checklist Shown to Reduce Surgical ComplicationsFrom WUWM.com (March 2009) — A checklist of 19 safety measures has been shown to dramatically reduce complications after surgery.
Businesses Taking Notice of Wellness PlansFrom The Business Journal (February 2009) — Despite the recession, many business owners are still investing in wellness programs and benefitting from the results.
Heart Transplant Recipient Counts His BlessingsFrom FOX6Now.com (February 2009) — Heart transplant recipient Robert Walton feels blessed and says he is back to "living my life" after transplant surgery at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. View "Organ Transplant" on the third screen in the FOX6 Video Stories area.
Cancer Center Makes Patients PriorityFrom Health Facilities Management (January 2009) — Through focus groups and surveys of patients, the designers of the new Clinical Cancer Center ensured that patients would be given convenience and plenty of options.
Embryo Screening Provides Couple with Hope — and Two ChildrenFrom WISN.com (January 2009) — A process called Pre-implementation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) performed at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin provides a couple with hope - and two new family members.
Staff Connects with New Voice-activated DevicesFrom the BizTimes Milwaukee (January 2009) — The use of a state-of-the-art, voice-activated wireless communications system at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is allowing staff members to work with even greater efficiency and teamwork.
Deep in Brain, Shocks Help Parkinson's SymptomsFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (January 2009) — A woman who underwent deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin says her life has improved dramatically.
Green Bay Woman Gets Second Chance at LifeFrom the Green Bay Press-Gazette (January 2009) — For Green Bay resident Karen Greatens, the new year takes on great significance after being told she wouldn't live to see it. But after receiving care for pulmonary hypertension at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, she was able to enjoy the holiday season.
Last Review Date: Sept. 1, 2009
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