Fit in the Park
From WCUB — From the WCUB Breakfast Club, Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital, Healthiest Manitowoc County and the City of Manitowoc Parks and Recreation, will offer free exercise programs this summer.
South Milwaukee man learns to walk again after getting hit by drunk driver
From TMJ4 — John Neilson, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, talks about a new option and procedure for amputees that is available from the Froedtert & MCW health network. The new prosthetics helped a man who lost both of his legs after he was hit by a drunk driver.
ASHP Accelerator Program Fast-Tracks Pharmacy-Led Pharmacogenomics Services
From ASHP — Pharmacists at Froedtert & MCW health network participated in a 12-month pilot launched by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to study how a person's genes affect how he or she responds to medications.
California-based urgent care startup prepares to open first Milwaukee-area clinic
From the Milwaukee Business Journal — Carbon Health, which announced a strategic partnership in April 2022 with Froedtert & MCW health network, is scheduled to open its first Milwaukee-area clinic in August. The location is a strip mall at 11415 W. Burleigh St. in Wauwatosa just south of the Mayfair Collection.
Lakeshore Technical College breaks ground for $5 million healthcare education center
From the Sheboygan Sun — Lakeshore Technical College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Froedtert & MCW Center for Healthcare Excellence at its Cleveland campus on Monday morning. The $5 million project, which includes a new 17,000-square-foot addition and updates to LTC’s existing healthcare education facilities, will double the number of healthcare students the college is able to accommodate, and thus fill a need for skilled medical professionals in the area. Fox11 News also covered the story.
Wisconsin Hospital Association seeks $185M of state budget surplus to help its members
From the Milwaukee Business Journal — The Wisconsin Hospital Association, citing examples of financial stress including Froedtert Health eliminating service lines at two hospitals, is seeking $185 million of the state’s budget surplus to stem losses from the state-federal Medicaid program.
Froedtert Hospital ICU nurses discuss health disparities in DEI Council
From Spectrum News — Since the beginning of her career, Amanda Rosenwald has worked in the medical Intensive Care Unit at Froedtert Hospital. Rosenwald and Katherine Rembalski are part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, which is made up of ICU nurses. “There was a lot of questions on diversity,” said Rosenwald.
Nurse who survived stroke now helps stroke patients at Froedtert Hospital
From WISN12 — Ginny McCullough was an active and healthy nurse when she had a shocking stroke. After recovering, she now specializes in caring for patients who have been in her shoes. Doctors and nurses in Froedtert Hospital's Comprehensive Stroke Program helped her recover.
Froedtert Health closing units at 2 hospitals
From Becker’s Hospital Review — Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital closed its behavioral health unit on May 12 to focus on outpatient behavioral health services for appropriate patient populations, according to the health system. On June 1, Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc will close its baby-delivery due to a continued decline in area births.
Becker’s Hospital Review Podcast: Dr. Bradley Crotty, VP and Chief Digital Engagement Officer at Froedtert Health
From Becker’s Hospital Review — Bradley Crotty, MD, vice president and chief digital engagement officer at Froedtert Health, joined the Becker’s Hospital Review podcast to discuss different ways he is leveraging technology today, how he's thinking about growth and adding value to his organization, and more.
Mary Gentine, MD, talks with WOMT AM Radio
From WOMT — One of the most important steps we can all take towards better health is to establish a relationship with a primary care doctor. Mary Gentine, MD, a primary care doctor specializing in family medicine at the Froedtert & MCW Sheboygan North Taylor Clinic will share tips on how to partner with your provider and collaborate on your health care decisions.
Froedtert Health, Aurora tap gig economy tech to fill nursing shifts
From the Milwaukee Business Journal — Aurora Health Care and Froedtert Health have turned to the gig economy as one strategy for addressing a shortage of nurses that has persisted beyond the pandemic. Retaining nurses via an app is less expensive than contracting travel nurses through outside employment agencies, which hospitals relied on as health system-employed nurses fled the field during COVID-19 surges, executives said.
Rise in home infusion therapy leads to questions on safety, cost
From Modern Healthcare — Noah Franz, director of home infusion, talked with Modern Healthcare about how the Froedtert & MCW health network manages its Home Infusion Program.
'#Maxstrong:' How a community is supporting a Seymour man left in a coma after a work accident
From NBC26 — After Max suffered a work-related traumatic brain injury, he was transported by helicopter to the adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital. It is the only adult Level I Trauma Center in eastern Wisconsin and one of two in the state.
The COVID pandemic health emergency has ended. Now what?
From Wisconsin Public Radio — The federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 ended May 11, and the World Health Organization has declared the pandemic over. But people are still dying from COVID. Mary Beth Graham, MD, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, was among three Wisconsin doctors who talked with WPR about what we’ve learned from the pandemic and how ready we are for another one.
Hospital housekeeper who lost wife, builds special bond with cancer patient and family
From TMJ4 — A housekeeper at Froedtert Hospital goes the extra mile each day he steps into work. Although he has only worked at the hospital for a year, his sweet personable gestures and positive attitude aren’t going unnoticed by his colleagues or patients. Despite what he has gone through in his own life, Darryl has been a blessing to others through their darkest times. One special bond he has created with a patient and family has traveled beyond the hospital floor.
17 health systems commit to hiring, promoting more low-income workers by 2027
From Fierce Healthcare — Froedtert Health is among 17 health systems that have signed onto a pledge that at least 10% of their new hires will hail from “economically disadvantaged areas” by 2027, according to a release from social determinants of health leadership organization the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN).
The 'non-negotiable' areas for health system IT spend
From Becker’s Hospital Review — Despite tightening budgets, many health systems are still investing in technology to enhance the digital patient experience. Froedtert Health in Milwaukee is one of those systems. Bradley Crotty, MD, Froedtert & MCW chief digital engagement officer, joined the Becker's Healthcare Podcast to talk about the system's digital strategy and why it's so important to invest in patient engagement.
Hospitals merging amid industry challenges
From WisBusiness News — As hospitals in Wisconsin grapple with a tight labor market and rising costs, mergers offer a chance to improve care coordination and bring together complementary skills. The latest in a series of recent high-profile hospital mergers was announced last month between Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health and ThedaCare, which is based in Neenah. The two health systems have signed a letter of intent to merge, and plan to complete that process by the end of the year.
The Froedtert & MCW health network breaks ground on new generation radiation therapy
Milwaukee — The Froedtert & MCW health network broke ground today in preparation for the 2025 installation of the MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System® at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert Hospital campus.
Local clinic offers treatment for PCOS; new research shows diagnosis spike in Hispanic and Black women
From TMJ4 — Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic health condition impacting one out of every 10 women. The Froedtert & MCW reproductive medicine specialists offer comprehensive care dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS.