Froedtert Hospital Media Room
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Doctors Freeze Body to Ease Heart Attack DangersFrom WISN.com (December 2008) — Doctors' are dropping heart attack patients' core body temperature to combat the damaging effects of the heart attack.
Small Stones Wellness Center Supports People With CancerFrom WauwatosaNOW.com (December 2008) — The Small Stones Wellness Center located within the Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin offers various services and products for patients with cancer and their families.
Partnership on HoldFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (December 2008) — In light of the economic downturn, Columbia St. Mary's and Froedtert & Community Health have announced to put their proposed partnership on hold to concentrate on their respective operations.
Interview With Bill PetasnickFrom the Journal of Healthcare Management (December 2008) — The magazine publishes a Q&A with Froedtert & Community Health President and CEO Bill Petasnick.
Stroke Survivor Thankful for Quick Thinking, CareFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (November 2008) — This Thanksgiving, Mike Davies is thankful that his daughter could sense something was wrong over the phone. He is also thankful that he received care within the first few hours of having a stroke.
From One Sister to Another(November 2008) — Erin Dooley, 25, made a very special choice for her older sister, Briana Kramer, 28. On the day before Thanksgiving, Erin donated her kidney.
Watch the news story on CBS-58.
Read more at GreendaleNOW.com.
Doctor Provides Thanksgiving Surprise for Homeless(November 2008) — Richard Marks, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin orthopaedic surgeon, and the Milwaukee Rescue Mission have teamed up to offer homeless men in Milwaukee free foot examinations and new socks and shoes, just in time for the winter season.
Read more at the Biz Times.
Listen in at WUWM.
Froedtert Buys Advanced Radiation Therapy EquipmentFrom The Business Journal (November 2008) — Froedtert Hospital has become the second hospital in the country to install Artiste, an image-guided radiation cancer therapy that targets tumors while avoiding surrounding areas.
Petasnick: Hospitals Seeing Economic ImpactFrom The Business Journal (November 2008) — William Petasnick, president and CEO of Froedtert & Community Health and president of the American Hospital Association, says hospitals are feeling the impact of the nationwide economic downturn in terms of fewer elective procedures and an increase in uninsured patients.
Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu SeasonFrom Living Lake Country (November 2008) — Give yourself TLC during this cold and flu season, recommends Mario Montalbo, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin internal medicine physician. Sleep, hydrate and manage life’s stressors — and don't forget the flu shot.
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Among Top Academic Medical CentersFrom The Business Journal (November 2008) — The only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin was designated a "rising star" among nearly 100 academic medical centers nationwide.
A Day in the Emergency RoomFrom Today's TMJ4 (November 2008) — When lives hang in the balance and the most critical patients need help, there is only one adult Level I Trauma Center in eastern Wisconsin and it's at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Palliative Care Focuses on Quality of LifeFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (October 2008) — In the mid-1980s, David Weissman, Medical College of Wisconsin oncologist, helped Froedtert Hospital become one of the few to have an emerging specialty known as palliative care. Today, 1,299 U.S. hospitals have palliative care programs, which focus on improving the quality of life and care for patients with serious or chronic illnesses.
Hospitals Investing in Interventional RadiologyFrom The Business Journal (October 2008) — Specialists at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin use interventional radiology, a less invasive and less costly alternative to surgery, to treat conditions including cancer, uterine fibroids and inoperable tumors.
UWM Student Released From Hospital(October 2008) — Lauren Molitor, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student who was seriously injured after being crushed between a semi and an SUV, left Froedtert Hospital on Friday.
Read and view the media coverage:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mobile Service Provides Prostate ExamsFrom Small Business Times (October 2008) — The Midwest Prostate Cancer Detection Foundation has partnered with Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin to provide onsite workplace screenings via the Prostate Onsite Project (POP), a mobile clinic, in the Milwaukee area.
Retired Firefighter Gets Second ChanceFrom the Appleton Post-Crescent (October 2008) — Retired firefighter Jon Sustachek received his liver transplant and his long-awaited second chance.
From the Post-Crescent:
Building HopeFrom Contract Magazine (October 2008) — Architecture firm OWP/P collaborates with Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin to design a world-class, patient-centered cancer center.
Healthcare Reform Still an IssueFrom The Business Journal (October 2008) — The Business Journal’s Corrinne Hess interviews Froedtert & Community Health CEO William Petasnick about healthcare reform, and its place in the national debate.
UW-Milwaukee Student on Road to Recovery(September 2008) — After being crushed between a semitrailer truck and an SUV during a car wash, Lauren Molitor, 22, has regained consciousness and begun to breathe on her own. Read the related media coverage from these media outlets:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CBS 58 News
Program Aims to Improve Golf Game, Reduce InjuryFrom Wisconsin Golfer (September 2008) — A team of specialists at Froedtert’s Sports Medicine Center have developed the multifaceted Golf Swing Program to help golfers get the most out of the most important tool of their game — the body.
Free CPR Training at Miller ParkFrom MyFox Milwaukee (September 2008) — Learning three simple skills could be enough to save a life. MyFox Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Brewers are teaming up with Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin to provide CPR Anytime free training.
Software Helps Reduce ErrorsFrom The Business Journal (August 2008) — Many hospitals, including Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, have invested in electronic chemotherapy ordering systems to prevent patient error.
A Treatment Room With a ViewFrom The Wall Street Journal (August 2008) — Medical institutions like Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin have increased their focus on designing facilities for the benefit of patients. (We're sorry, this link is no longer available.)
Looking at Link Between Stress, Heart ProblemsFrom The Business Journal of Milwaukee (August 2008) — While doctors examine the link between stress felt by business executives and heart problems, there is one thing that remains most frustrating — these problems are often preventable.
Reaching the Goal of a LifetimeFrom the West Bend Daily News (August 2008) — Fourteen years since receiving a kidney transplant, Dennis Stucke is enjoying life and participating in the U.S. Transplant Games.
Alcoholic Works to Mend Relationships, SoulFrom The Post-Crescent (Appleton) (July 2008) — The odds are stacked against Jon Sustachek as he awaits a liver transplant and works to make things right with those he loves.
Last Review Date: Dec. 31, 2008
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