Three years later, more than 2,300 Milwaukee County lives lost to COVID-19
From WUWM — Julie Biller, MD, medical director, Froedtert & MCW Post-COVID Clinic, lent her expertise to provide a thoughtful reflection on how the pandemic has shaped aspects of our community over the last few years and what to consider as we move from pandemic to endemic.
What is endometriosis? Froedtert nurse says 'nobody took me seriously'
From Fox 6 — Common, but not commonly diagnosed, doctors say you probably know someone who has endometriosis. The disease affects one in 10 women, and one Froedtert Hospital nurse is sharing her story as a patient in hopes of helping others.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: the age doctors recommend adults get tested
From CBS 58 — William Hall, MD, Froedtert & MCW radiation oncologist, talks about the importance of catching colorectal cancer early and the various forms of testing and screening available.
Ways to revive skin
From WPR — Shola Akinshemoyin Vaughn, MD, dermatologist with the F&MCW health network, joined Kate Archer Kent on The Morning Show for an hour-long discussion about all things skin — dry winter skin, atopic dermatitis, sunscreen and more.
Milwaukee hospital system wants to train everyone on how to stop bleeding after a car crash, shooting
From TMJ4 — The Froedtert & MCW health network is working to get people trained to stop bleeding in neighborhoods that see a high level of car crashes and serious injuries. Kim Lombard, injury prevention and outreach coordinator, says there are critical moments that can mean the difference between life and death if someone has a bleeding injury like from a car crash or gunshot wound.
Gee's Clippers hosting second free skin cancer screening to raise awareness in people of color
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Gee's Clippers barbershop hosted a free skin, hair and nail screening event on Saturday, Feb. 4, sponsored by Froedtert & MCW health network. Staff from Froedtert Hospital was there to perform screenings and answer questions.
Milwaukee nurse launches mentorship program to help youth discover their purpose
From TMJ4 — In 2019, Jasmine Johnikin, a nurse at Froedtert Hospital, made a commitment to save lives when she graduated from nursing school. During the pandemic, Johnikin realized she had a passion for mentoring youth and launched As I Am Mentoring Inc. in June 2022. It's a mentorship program designed to help kids realize their purpose in life and give them a voice.
Wisconsin woman finds hope after clinical trial for cancer treatment
From Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin — Linda Lavold found out she had breast cancer in 2020. She said it was something she never thought she would go through. Amanda Kong, MD, Froedtert & MCW oncologist, worked to get Linda into a clinical trial where her radiation before surgery was done with the Elekta Unity MR-linac machine. The trial was able to cut down the amount of times she had to go in for treatment by less than half. For Lavold, that meant a lot to her so she could continue her active lifestyle.
Cancer is scary. Meet the Froedtert employee who hand-decorates masks to help kids cope.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — When Caidence Carnes had to have radiation therapy for a brain tumor, Courtney Shanmugabaskaran, a radiation therapist at Froedtert Hospital, made it a little easier with a personalized radiation mask modeled on Caidence's favorite Power Ranger.
Wisconsin woman advocates for thyroid cancer awareness after diagnosis
From Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin — The American Thyroid Association said thyroid cancer is less common compared to other cancers like breast or colon. In 2021, 44,000 people were diagnosed with it. While it’s a less common cancer, Beth Madecky is still living with the diagnosis. Becky and her doctor, Gil Fareau, MD, Froedtert & MCW endocrinologist, talked about the disease and its treatment.
Milwaukee Anchor Collaborative moves into execution phase
From Wisconsin Health News — The Milwaukee Anchor Collaborative is made up of major health systems and educational institutions that set goals this fall to collectively increase purchasing with businesses owned by people of color. Eric Conley, president, Froedtert Hospital, talked about the Froedtert & MCW goals set by the health network that will contribute to the effort.
Health leaders, Gee’s Clippers collaborate to bring CPR training to community hub
From CBS 58 — Froedtert & MCW health network nurses and Milwaukee Fire Department EMS staff provided hands-only CPR training and early cardiac care to barbers at Gee’s Clippers Barber. The training was also covered by WISN 12, Telemundo, TMJ 4 and Fox 6 (picked up by Yahoo! News).
Transplant nurse gets transplant
From WISN 12 — After waiting four years, Froedtert Hospital transplant nurse Heidi Prodoehl received the gift of life — a new kidney — just before Christmas. To make the gift even more special, Heidi was able to meet Froedtert Hospital’s longest living kidney donor, Markesha, who donated a kidney to her father 28 years ago.
Froedtert & MCW radiation therapist Courtney Shanmugabaskaran paints masks to empower kids
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Froedtert & MCW radiation therapist Courtney Shanmugabaskaran paints masks for children undergoing radiation therapy at the Cancer Center at Children’s Wisconsin. She has painted close to 40 that include a variety of themes, including superheroes, animals and more.
TailorMed Strengthens Nation’s Largest Network of Patients, Providers, Pharmacies, and Life Science Companies with Support from Ballad Ventures, Inception Health, and University Hospitals Ventures
From BusinessWire — TailorMed, a leading financial navigation technology company that helps health care organizations remove financial barriers to care, announced support from Ballad Ventures, Inception Health and University Hospitals (UH) Ventures. The three leading organizations will expand and strengthen the TailorMed network, the nation’s largest network of patients, providers, pharmacies, life science companies and other partners dedicated to improving health care affordability. They join a syndicate of prominent health systems that partner with TailorMed and advance its mission to help patients and health care entities tackle the financial challenges of care delivery. Inception Health is the hub for the Froedtert & MCW health network’s digital health services.
Wisconsin 275: The State’s Most Influential Business Leaders 2022
From BizTimes — Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO, Froedtert Health, was included in BizTimes' Wisconsin 275 — a list of the state's most influential business leaders in 2022.
Notable Heroes in Health Care: Courtney Shanmugabaskaran
From BizTimes — Nominated by her peers, BizTimes Milwaukee’s third annual showcase of Notable Heroes in Health Care features Courtney Shanmugabaskaran, radiation therapist, Froedtert Hospital.
Notable Heroes in Health Care: Sylvia Ameen
From BizTimes — Nominated by her peers, BizTimes Milwaukee’s third annual showcase of Notable Heroes in Health Care features Sylvia Ameen, executive director, Froedtert Hospital Foundation.
Notable Heroes in Health Care: Dr. Ahmed Obeidat
From BizTimes — Nominated by his peers, BizTimes Milwaukee’s third annual showcase of Notable Heroes in Health Care features Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD, neurologist, Froedtert & MCW health network.
Project SEARCH gives people with disabilities job experiences at Froedtert Hospital
From CBS 58 — Bryant McCray introduces the leaders and participants of Project SEARCH at Froedtert Hospital helping young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities work towards self-sufficiency. In 2020, the Froedtert & MCW health network started partnering with Creative Employment Solutions - TransCen, to not only offer internships but also strengthen employment support services for people with disabilities throughout the Milwaukee Metro Area.
ASTRO Issues Updated Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer
From Imaging Technology News — Beth Erickson, MD, FASTRO, radiation oncologist, led the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) guideline task force that reviewed and consolidated clinical trial findings to provide recommendations that can improve outcomes for patients with endometrial cancer. Dr. Erickson talked about the review process and what this can mean for post-surgery endometrial cancer patients.