Froedtert Hospital News Room
Archive January to June 2011
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City of Milwaukee Employees Take Part in Wellness Program(June 2011) — Nearly 90 percent of eligible City of Milwaukee employees have signed up for the "Wellness Your Choice Milwaukee" program offered by Froedtert Health's Workforce Health group. City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the program has positive health and economic benefits: the preventive care public employees need can save health care money for the city and taxpayers.
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Froedtert Hospital Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence(June 2011) — Froedtert Hospital has again attained Magnet® designation as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® recognizing excellence in nursing. Only about 6 percent of the nation’s roughly 6,000 hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition status. This credential is the highest national honor an organization can receive for nursing excellence.
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Relay For LifeFrom LivingLakeCountry.com (June 2011) — Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. This year's honorary chair, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, is a colon cancer survivor after receiving treatment at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Cancer Survivor Counts His Blessings on Father's Day From TodaysTMJ4.com (June 2011) — Jim Nowak has fought testicular cancer twice and come out a winner. Not only is Jim cancer-free, but thanks to a life-changing procedure he and his wife Jackie are the proud parents of two beautiful baby girls.
AAHRPP Accredits First Organization in ChinaFrom Applied Clinical Trials Online (June 2011) — Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are among five organizations awarded Full Accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for adhering to the highest standards in their human research programs. The AAHRPP also accredited its first organization in China at the Beijing YouAn Hospital, Capital Medical University. Through the rigorous accreditation process, organizations must demonstrate they have built extensive safeguards into every level of their research operation and adhere to the highest standards for research.
Defying GravityFrom OzaukeePress.com (June 2011) — Despite three back surgeries and four knee operations in the past 2-1/2 years, Cristin Van Driel is training as if she was competing in the Olympics. Van Driel took up running after a horrific bicycle accident left her with a concussion, numerous fractures to her spine, broken ribs, fractured ankles, cuts and bruises. Through use of the AlterG, an anti-gravity treadmill at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center, she is able to train in a pressure-controlled chamber that helps her run without the debilitating force of gravity.
More People Scrubbing Processed Foods from Their DietsFrom jsonline.com (May 2011) — "Clean eating" doesn't just mean washing your hands before dinner. It's a trend that encourages people to lose weight or get healthy by avoiding processed foods in favor of whole foods in their most natural state, or as close to it as possible.
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Opening Greenfield Clinic From patch.com (May 2011) — Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin will open a new health care center in Greenfield by late summer. The Greenfield Highlands Health Center will be staffed by physicians specializing in internal medicine, family medicine, spine care and obstetrics and gynecology. The center will also have a walk-in clinic, imaging and laboratory services.
Berries May Help Fight CancerFrom WISN.com (May 2011) — Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin is changing how people look at the produce aisle. Berry powder has been found to reduce the growth rate of premalignant cells. The powder increases your ability to detoxify carcinogens and reduce oxidative damage from free radicals.
Free Prostate Screening at Miller Park (May 2011) — For the fifth straight year, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin will sponsor free, private prostate screenings at Miller Park. The screenings will be provided in a mobile clinic vehicle and in two private rooms inside the stadium. No appointment is necessary.
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You Asked for It: Froedtert Hospital Chicken Tortilla Soup From jsonline.com (May 2011) — "Amazing." That's how Brianne Runyan of St. Francis describes Froedtert Hospital's Chicken Tortilla Soup. Made each Wednesday in the hospital dining room, the soup is one of the most popular offerings on the menu. Get the recipe.
Hamstring Tendon May Help Reduce Pain in ACL Surgery From jsonline.com (May 2011) — For decades, patients needing a reconstruction of their anterior cruciate ligament were treated in one of two ways: replacing it with a portion of patellar tendon, or the hamstring tendon taken from behind the knee. Recently, Larry Boileau of West Allis become one of about a dozen patients to have a torn ACL repaired with a relatively new procedure used by Patrick Birmingham, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Back in Milwaukee, Abdul-Jabbar Talks About Movie, LifeFrom jsonline.com (May 2011) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the greatest athletes in Milwaukee history, returned to the city where he began his NBA career to discuss his playing days and his battle with leukemia. As the featured speaker at the Heritage and Hope Celebration at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Abdul-Jabbar said of his battle with a deadly disease, "When someone like me who has had great health my whole life and is athletic, you don't think you're vulnerable that way."
The "Royal" DietFrom TodaysTMJ4.com (May 2011) — Leading up to the royal wedding, Kate Middleton and some of her friends reportedly did the 'Dukan Diet." French doctor Pierre Dukan created the diet — which is all the rage in Europe and is making its way to the US.
Test Your DNA at Home From TodaysTMJ4.com (May 2011) — Home DNA tests are now readily available to the public. Order online, provide a saliva sample, and six weeks later you see your results. Then what? Home tests don't offer the expertise of a physician or a certified genetic counselor. These healthcare professionals can interpret the complicated results and provide information about what you can do to help prevent disease once you know you could be at increased risk.
Younger Woman Has Stage 3 Colon Cancer From UpperMichigansSource.com (May 2011) — Misti Lauscher-McDonald, a 32-year-old resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is bringing one very important asset into her fight with stage 3 colon cancer — a positive attitude.
Froedtert & The Medical College Physicians Named "Best Doctors"From BrookfieldNow.com (May 2011) — A total of 270 Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin physicians are listed on the Best Doctors in America 2011-12 database. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from The Medical College than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.
Froedtert Cancer Program Earns Outstanding Achievement AwardFrom WauwatosaNow.com (April 2011) — The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin cancer program has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The three-year accreditation is in the teaching hospital category, which is limited to academic medical center cancer programs associated with medical schools.
Dedicated to Fighting the FoeFrom Wisconsin Woman (April 2011) — Cervical cancers often provide no symptoms until the disease has advanced to an invasive stage, which makes regular check-ups and screenings that much more important. According to Janet Rader, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin obstetrician, gynecologist and gynecologic oncologist at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, the good news is cervical cancer is on the decline primarily due to these screenings.
Froedtert & The Medical College To Offer Free Head-Neck Cancer ScreeningsFrom WISN.com (April 2011) — Cancers of the head and neck have historically been diagnosed most often in people who smoke. However, the disease is now appearing in younger nonsmoking patients who often mistake the symptoms for something else. With that in mind, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin will provide free screenings from 4-6 p.m. May 11 at the Clinical Cancer Center.
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Good Samaritan Battles Brain CancerFrom Fox6 News (April 2011) — A young woman who helped save one person's life and was injured in the process is now fighting her own health battle. A CT scan in the emergency room, where she was taken for her broken leg, revealed a mass in her brain.
End-of-Life Care Shifting From Hospital to HomeFrom JSOnline.com (April 2011) — A Dartmouth Atlas Project report shows Milwaukee hospitals are part of a growing trend to shift end-of-life care.
Research Says Virtual Surgery Shows Promise in Personalized Treatment of Nasal ObstructionFrom medindia.net (April 2011) — Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin says that virtual nasal surgery has the potential to be a productive tool that may enable surgeons to perform personalized nasal surgery using computer simulation techniques.
Younger Woman Preparing to Fight Colon CancerFrom uppermichigansource.com (April 2011) — People 34 years and younger make up less than 2 percent of colon cancer diagnoses in the U.S. But that statistic doesn't matter to 32-year-old Misti Lauscher-McDonald, who is scheduled to undergo surgery for colon cancer at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Procedure to Shrink Prostate Shows Promise as Alternative to SurgeryFrom AARP.org (March 2011) — A new minimally invasive procedure designed to shrink the prostate could offer an alternative to surgery for a benign condition that affects millions of men in America. The procedure, which causes the prostate to shrink by cutting off blood supply, is done under local anesthesia.
PTSD Cases IncreaseFrom TodaysTMJ4.com (March 2011) — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is on the rise among veterans in the Milwaukee area. According to Terri deRoon-Cassini, a psychologist at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, the upward trend is being seen in the civilian population as well.
U.S. News & World Report Names Froedtert Top Hospital in Milwaukee(March 2011) — Froedtert Hospital ranks first in Milwaukee in US News & World Report’s inaugural “America’s Best Hospitals” metropolitan area guide. The guide was developed to help consumers find hospitals that provide outstanding care for patients, including those with serious conditions requiring complex procedures.
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Runner's Story of SurvivalFrom Today's TMJ4 (March 2011) — Runner Greg Phelps, hit by a car in November, shares his story of recovery.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month From Fox6Now.com (March 2011) — Colorectal cancer survivor Jean Johnson and Kirk Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS, colorectal surgeon at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, discuss how a one-hour screening procedure can detect the early stages of colon cancer even before a patient experiences any symptoms.
Alonzo Walker, MD, Honored For Leadership In Women's Health From MequonNow.com (March 2011) — Alonzo Walker, MD, director of the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin breast care program, is one of six people honored by Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation with a Champion in Women’s Health Award for his dedication to treatment, research and education about breast cancer, particularly for underserved women.
Beer With Benefits From M Magazine (March 2011) — Is beer the new health food? While you may not find beer in the food pyramid, studies have shown that drinking beer in moderation is beneficial for heart and congitive function, can increase bone density, and reduces your chance of suffering from a variety of diseases.
Wife of Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Battles Breast Cancer for 15 YearsFrom Fox6Now.com (March 2011) — Hockey is a rough game, but not as rough as the battles that Andi Lambert has fought for the past 15 years. Lambert, wife of Milwauke Admirials Head Coach Lane Lambert, was diagnosed in 1996 with phyllodes, a very rare form of breast cancer. More than a dozen surgeries later, Andi Lambert is working to get the word out on this rare form of the disease.
New Treadmill Technology Makes Rehabilitation Faster From biztimes.com (March 2011) — The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center is now utilizing the new “Alter-G” anti-gravity treadmill for physical therapy patients, transition athletes and athletes in the Performance Enhancement Program. The treadmill can ‘remove’ a percentage of a person’s body weight during running exercises, which allows a rehabilitation patient to begin those exercises earlier and potentially heal faster.
Five Foods to Try (and Why)From jsonline.com (February 2011) — It's late February and the winter blahs have extended into your diet. Your regular produce purchases have resulted in apple and orange burnout. Amy Kulwicki, a registered dietitian at Froedtert Hospital, suggests picking up one new food a week at the grocery store to add healthy variety to your diet.
Forty Under 40: Jean Davis-Mallett From bizjournals.com (February 2011) — Even as a child, Jean Davis-Mallett remembers questioning inequality. As community partnerships manager at Froedtert Hospital, Davis-Mallett has a chance to address inequalities in health care in the west side and Washington Park Milwaukee neighborhoods that she targets. Recently, Davis-Mallet was named one of The Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" winners who are making a major impact in their business or in our community.
A Gift for Teaching (February 2011) — The loss of her 41-year-old sister to heart failure spurred Clinical Nurse Specialist Sharron Coffie to dedicate herself to cardiac care. She is passionate about teaching both her patients at Froedtert Hospital and others in the nursing profession about the importance of education and communication when it comes to a heart failure diagnosis.
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You Asked For It: Froedtert Hospital's ChiliFrom jsoline.com (February 2011) — Who says hospital food is bland? Certainly not Doris Guzikowski of Franklin. After a recent appointment at Froedtert Hospital, she went to the cafeteria and had a bowl of homemade chili that was, in her own words, "the best I ever tasted." The chili has been on the menu for patients, staff and visitors since 1999. Get the recipe.
Kleefisch Battles Cancer, ControversyFrom WISN.com (February 2011) — The office of lieutenant governor in Wisconsin typically gets little respect. But Rebecca Kleefisch is trying to change that while fighting cancer at the same time.
What's "Right" with HealthcareFrom mycommunitynow.com (January 2011) — Jay Walt, a Waukesha cancer survivor, tells the story of an inspirational Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin resident physician he met during rehabilitation. Walt explains how the physician’s attitude and dedication to patient care demonstrate what's “right” with healthcare.
Super Bowl Frenzy: Packers Fan Transplant Update From TodaysTMJ4.com (January 2011) — A local man is a testament to how dedicated Packers fans are. Phil Cosson was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2009. On January 18 he received a kidney from his older sister Denise, with one goal in mind: being out of his hospital room in time for the Packers-Bears kickoff.
Cold Weather IssuesFrom cbs58.com (January 2011) — In frigid weather, you shouldn't be out in the cold unless you absolutely have to. Lean how to identify the signs of frost bite from Lisa Hass-Peters, RN.
First Step: CheckupFrom mmagazinemilwaukee.com (January 2011) — “Always consult your physician before starting a new exercise program.” It’s a caution that follows every infomercial for the latest get-thin, get-toned gadget. But how many of us actually heed that advice? Dr. Mark Obermyer, an internal medicine physician at Springdale Primary Care Clinic in Brookfield, explains why it is important, especially for older people or those with chronic health problems.
New CPR Devices Save Lives, Medical College Study Finds From jsonline.com (January 2011) — Survival rates for people who have had cardiac arrest are some of the bleakest in all of medicine, but when paramedics used two novel CPR devices that were the subject of a Medical College of Wisconsin study, the odds improved by about 50 percent. Not only did more people survive, they also had a much better chance of coming through with favorable brain function.
The Business Journal Names Forty Under 40 WinnersFrom bizjournals.com (January 2011) — Jean Davis-Mallett, Froedtert Hospital's manager of Community Partnerships, has been recognized by The Business Journal as one of this year's Forty Under 40 winners. This is the 18th year The Business Journal has honored Milwaukee’s up-and-coming leaders. The winners will be honored in a special section in the Feb. 25 issue of The Business Journal and at a Feb. 28 awards event at The Pfister Hotel.
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