Froedtert Hospital News Room
Archive July to December 2012
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The Future of Healthcare: From a Man's PerspectiveFrom Wisconsin Woman (December 2012) — In moving to a system of population health management, "we are trying to decrease cost by keeping people healthier," according to Dr. Mark Lodes, chief medical officer of Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Practice Group.
Billboard Seeking Kidney Launches Chain of GivingFrom JSOnline.com (December 2012) — One Wisconsin woman's response to a billboard set in motion a chain of gift-giving that allowed a Fox Valley mother to get a kidney from someone in Maryland. Transplant surgeons at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin recently joined The National Kidney Registry which connects dozens of hospitals around the country representing hundreds of patients, in a never-ending bid to link each person in need of a kidney to someone with a kidney to give.
Spotlight: Dr. Candice JohnstoneFrom The Business Journal (December 2012) — As the just-named medical director of Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network, Dr. Candice Johnstone says her job is “to help patients get the right care in the right place at the right time.”
Treat Gun Violence Like a DiseaseFrom Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (December 2012) — Dr. Stephen Hargarten, chief of Froedtert Hospital's emergency department, says that guns are products and, just like cars, they should be made safer. As director of the Medical College of Wisconsin's Injury Research Center, he is hopeful that science can be used to help the country reduce gun violence.
Health Care Guide: Sharron CoffieFrom Milwaukee Business Journal (December 2012) — In her new role as Froedtert Hospital's manager of nursing practice-specialty clinics, Sharron Coffie brings a wealth of nursing expertise to developing innovative solutions for patients that will help them manage their own health conditions and avoid being hospitalized.
Health Care Hero: Dr. Joshua FieldFrom BizTimes.com (December 2012) — In creating the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Sickle Cell Clinic, Joshua Field, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin hematologist, is recognized for developing an improved approach to coordinating care which has helped reduce emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
IronwomanFrom BizTimes.com (December 2012) — Endurance athlete Barbra Fagan, director of Workforce Health at Froedtert Health, says staying active and working with others to help them realize their goals motivate her in both her career and life.
Device Offers Fresh Hope for Heart PatientsFrom wisn.com (December 2012) — James Kropidlowski of West Bend benefits from the implantation of a third generation ventricular assist device for his heart. The device gives patients like Kropidlowski new hope as they await heart transplantation.
Strokes Increasing in Young PeopleFrom CBS58.com (December 2012) — Dr. Sam Zaidat, Medical College of Wisconsin stroke and neuro-interventional physician, shares perspectives about the increased incidence of stroke among young people. This follows news of a mini-stroke suffered by 27-year-old "Malcolm In the Middle" childhood star Frankie Muniz.
Spotlight: Andrew BarthFrom The Business Journal (December 2012) — As director of ambulatory services for Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Andrew Barth oversees 15 specialty clinics that serve more than 400,000 patients annually. His focus: helping the clinics manage costs and efficiency, measure quality and outcomes, and demonstrate the value of their services to the community.
Team Effort: Sports Medicine Center Uses Multidisciplinary ApproachFrom M Magazine (December 2012) — The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center stands alone because of its multidisciplinary approach to treating sports injuries. Physicians, therapists, trainers and other professionals come together to serve athletes of all sports at all levels, including many professional athletes, with specialty programs and equipment to prevent and treat injury, aid recovery and enhance performance.
Balzer Keeps Finger on Pulse of GrowthFrom WauwatosaNow.com (November 2012) — John Balzer, Froedtert Health vice president of planning and development, and his staff work on renovations and new construction in a manner that looks to the future and delivers what the patient wants.
Consumers Choose Froedtert HospitalFrom BizTimes.com (November 2012) — Froedtert Hospital has been recognized with the National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Award for the eighth consecutive year. The award honors hospitals with the highest quality and image in more than 300 markets nationally based on selections by consumers.
Surgeon Who Saved Oak Creek Officer's Life Shares StoryFrom WISN.com (November 2012) — As the entire world watched the events of the Sikh Temple tragedy unfold on Aug. 5, 2012, Oak Creek Police Lieutenant was in the hospital fighting for his life. Travis Webb, MD, a Medical College of Wisconsin trauma surgeon, discusses how experts from Froedtert & The Medical College's Level I Trauma Center responded that day.
Sports Medicine Gives Brewers EdgeFrom jsonline.com (November 2012) — The Milwaukee Brewers have a strong track record for keeping their players healthy. But it's not just luck. The team recently held its ninth annual medical symposium, with participation from William Raasch, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin orthopaedic surgeon and director of the Froedtert & The Medical College Sports Medicine Center. Raasch is also the Brewers team physician.
Douglas Rizzo, MD, Appointed to Leadership Position at Cancer CenterFrom WauwatosaNOW.com (November 2012) — J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin hematologist and oncologist, has been named associate director of clinical operations for the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and cancer service line director for Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Transforming Operating Rooms From facilitiesnet.com (November 2012) — As medical imaging and robotic technologies transform the way surgical and interventional procedures are performed, Froedtert Hospital facilities professionals collaborate with clinical staff to create a new "hybrid" environment for these technologies.
Foreign Cancer Treatments Offering Victims False Hope?From TodaysTMJ4.com (October 2012) — Some people are choosing to go outside of the country for alternative cancer treatments, including options to treat cancer with heat. A Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin physician cautions people that some treatments offered in foreign countries lack solid scientific research and may offer patients a false hope for a cure.
Man Receives Hypothermia Treatment to Cure CancerFrom Today's TMJ4.com (October 2012) — Treating cancer with heat is relatively new in the U.S. One man opted for a novel approach now being used Froedtert & The Medical College to treat liver cancer with heated chemotherapy.
Surgery Team Worked Smoothly to Save Shot OfficerFrom jsonline.com (October 2012) — Travis Webb, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin trauma surgeon, worked with a team of other specialists to treat Oak Creek Lt. Brian Murphy, who had been shot a dozen times at the Sikh Temple shooting.
Tosa Police, Fire and Froedtert Ready in CrisisFrom WauwatosaNow.com (October 2012) — The Wauwatosa Fire and Police departments and Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin all acted quickly and together during the Brookfield spa shooting.
Donation Made to Froedtert Cancer Center on Behalf of MPD SergeantFrom Fox6Now.com (October 2012) — In July, Milwaukee Police Sergeant Sebastian Raclaw underwent a highly invasive 11-hour surgery for Stage Four abdominal cancer. After his surgery, a grateful Raclaw knew one thing — "I wanted to be part of the solution." He, along with help from the Milwaukee Police Endurance Club, organized a 5K run to benefit research into this rare form of cancer. The result was a $10,000 donation to Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cancer Center.
It's Flu Shot TimeFrom Fox6Now.com (October 2012) — Mark Obermyer, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin internal medicine physician, explains the benefits of the yearly flu shot.
Froedtert & The Medical College Jump in National RankingFrom WauwatosaPatch.com (October 2012) — The 2012 Quality and Accountability Study from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) ranks Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin 12th among 101 participating organizations, which represents an 11-place jump over 2011. The study measures the quality of major academic medical centers and assesses performance in areas such as safety, effectiveness, equity, patient-centeredness, timeliness and efficiency.
Medical College Doctor Receives Grant for Breast Cancer ResearchFrom Fox6Now.com (October 2012) — Joan Neuner, MD, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin internal medicine physician, is being recognized for her research on breast cancer survivors. Dr. Neuner has found a side effect to some newer forms of breast cancer treatment — a discovery that resulted in a grant that will extend her research for another three years.
New Medical Device Prevents StrokesFrom BizTimes.com (October 2012) — When Greeta Cherayil Hoffbauer started feeling tired during a weekend getaway to Okauchee Lake, she hardly expected a stroke to be the culprit. One short helicopter ride to Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin later, a new device and the expertise to use it had removed a dangerous blood clot and reversed the stroke.
Study: Ovarian Cancer Screening Doesn't Always Save LivesFrom 620WTMJ.com (September 2012) — A controversial study published about ovarian cancer suggests that screening could actually do more harm than good. The results of current screening methods for ovarian cancer leave room for a 'false positive' result, which may lead to a patient having surgery even if no cancer is present.
Froedtert Gearing Up for Transplant BoomFrom The Business Journal (September 2012) — The $117 million expansion at Froedtert Hospital is driven partly by the anticipated increase in heart, lung, and liver transplants. The project, which will break ground by the end of the year, will provide needed space for the hospital's transplant center as well as the heart and vascular center.
Finding the Gift of Life Through FacebookFrom TodaysTMJ4.com (September 2012) — A Brookfield man has a new kidney - thanks to his wife's Facebook posting: "If anyone feels altruistic, or knows anyone who'd like to save his life, blood type A or blood type O needed." Over the past few decades, Froedtert & The Medical College have given more than 4,500 people a new chance at life with its transplant program.
Ride or Walk for Parkinson'sFrom themorningblend.com (September 2012) — Research has shown that exercise can have a positive impact on controlling the symptoms of Parkinson's. Get in motion at the Moving Forward Ride/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. in Downtown Dousman.
New Building and Renovation Coming to Froedtert(September 2012) — Facing significant capacity constraints in surgical, outpatient and inpatient care areas, Froedtert Hospital plans to construct a new building and renovate existing space on its academic medical center campus.
Nut Butter Packing New Heat, New SweetFrom jsonline.com (September 2012) — Creamy or chunky? Not long ago, those were your choices when it came to peanut butter. Today, with many nut varieties appearing on 'superfood' lists, nut butters are rising in popularity. And for good reason — nut butters are rich in protein, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber.
Family of Hospitalized Sikh Priest Sends Message of ThanksFrom jsonline.com (September 2012) — The family of Punjab Singh released a statement expressing gratefulness for the many messages of support they have received since Singh, a Sikh priest, was wounded in the Aug. 5 attack on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.
Information Regarding Patients From Oak Creek ShootingFor status updates, press conference information and statements from the families, please visit the Oak Creek Shooting Incident page.
Gleeson Helps Executives Improve Their HealthFrom BizTimes.com (September 2012) — When executives step into Dr. Bob Gleeson's exam room, they get a whole lot more than a standard blood pressure reading and a slight tap to the knee. Dr. Gleeson emphasizes preventive health care and believes companies that really understand their investment in their key executives understand the value of finding and preventing disease.
Radiation Oncology Program Earns National AccreditationFrom WauwatosaNOW.com (August 2012) — The Radiation Oncology program at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center has been re-accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for a three-year term. Only 10 percent of the nation’s radiation oncology practices achieve this distinction.
Saving Shooting VictimsFrom Advance for Nurses (August 2012) — When nurses at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin heard the sheriff's radio announcement that there had been a shooting at a church, ice ran through almost every clinician's veins. Then the staff focused on the task at hand: preparing for the possible patient surge.
BizTimes Announces Fittest Execs FinalistsFrom BizTimes.com (August 2012) — Insights into what healthy people know will be offered by Dr Bob Gleeson, director of the Froedtert & the Medical College Executive Health program and keynote speaker at the Biz Times 2012 Fittest Executives awards event August 30. Executives and their teams from throughout the Milwaukee area competed for the "fittest executive" title.
Athletes, Doctors Look to Raise Awareness of Dangers of ConcussionsFrom Fox6Now.com (August 2012) — Attendees at a recent concussion awareness and safety event at Miller Park heard a clear message: parents of student-athletes need to be aware that concussions happen frequently in sports. If managed properly, a student-athlete will be fine over a period of seven days in most instances. When concussions are mismanaged, the student-athlete can sustain a second injury that leads to more serious problems.
Health Organizations Form Solid Organ Transplant Program From jsonline.com (August 2012) — A collaboration involving Froedtert & The Medical College, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and BloodCenter of Wisconsin, has formed a new organ transplant program designed to bring together transplant specialists and create one of the leading transplant centers in the country. A nationally known expert in liver transplantation will lead the new partnership.
Sikh Temple Shootings Sent Froedtert into Emergency Mode From jsonline.com (August 2012) — Code Yellow. The words over the loudspeaker at Froedtert Hospital were clear and unmistakable. Those words told every staff member that a disaster had taken place in the area and that they might be faced with mass casualties. Just as important were words that didn't need to be spoken: stay calm and focused. Skills honed during regular drills were about to be put to the test.
Froedtert Opens New Cancer Center Near West Bend (July 2012) — The new Kraemer Cancer Center is now open at St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend. The center is staffed by specialists from The Medical College of Wisconsin as well as the Froedtert Health Medical Group. The expansion at St. Joseph's Hospital includes several specialty clinics along with space for future growth.
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Doctors Train for an Influx of PatientsFrom fox6now.com (July 2012) — Training and preparedness count when tragedy strikes, as it did recently in Aurora, Colorado. As the region's Level I Trauma Center, Froedtert & The Medical College are prepared to handle an influx of patients needing emergency treatment.
US News & World Report Ranks Froedtert Hospital in 12 Specialties (July 2012) — US News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals list ranks Froedtert Hospital #1 in metropolitan Milwaukee and #2 in Wisconsin, and among the nation's top 50 hospitals in four specialties. The recognition places these programs among the top three percent in the country. Eight other specialties earned regional high performer rankings.
A Stem Cell Success StoryFrom JournalTimes.com (July 2012) — Two weeks. That's all the time Michele Bachmann had. A rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma had left her with a choice — say her goodbyes or undergo high-dose chemotherapy and, later, receive an injection of stem cells. Bachmann chose to fight.
Athletic Trainer Advises Tweaking Outdoor Routines in Extreme HeatFrom TodaysTMJ4.com (July 2012) — While drinking plenty of water is a year-round necessity, even that won't stave off the effects of prolonged exposure to extreme heat. Losing just one or two percent of your body weight can decrease physiological function; three percent puts you at risk of heat exhaustion. As the long, hot summer continues, it's important to know your limits.
Heat Wave May Have Caused Milwaukee DeathsFrom Wisconsin Public Radio (July 2012) — As many as five people in Milwaukee may have died due to the high temperatures last week. With more hot weather on the way it's important for everyone — especially vulnerable populations — to drink plenty of fluids and stay in cool environments.
Petasnick Leaves His Mark After 19 Years at FroedtertFrom jsonline.com (July 2012) — When William Petasnick returned to Wisconsin as chief executive officer of Froedtert Hospital in 1993, a myriad of challenges awaited. Those challenges were met by maintaining focus on a vision — to create an academic medical center for the community.
Brookfield Resident Assumes Top Post at Froedtert Health(July 2012) — Completing a succession plan announced more than a year ago, Catherine A. Jacobson assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health on July 1. Jacobson, who was named president of the health care system in 2011, succeeds William D. Petasnick, who stepped down July 1 as chief executive officer of Froedtert Health after leading the organization for 19 years.
Date: Dec. 31, 2012
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