From Becker’s Hospital Review — The Froedtert & MCW health network has tapped Xealth, a digital health platform, to enroll its employees into the Omada Health virtual care program. The Omada Health virtual care program is designed to help patients maintain a healthy weight to prevent diabetes. This story also appeared on Yahoo News.
From TMJ4 — Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, Froedtert & MCW pathologist, explained why sepsis is a medical emergency. He also outlined Froedtert & MCW clinical trials that evaluate a patient's risk for sepsis.
From Modern Healthcare — As Froedtert Health and ThedaCare inch closer to completing a merger that would create an 18-hospital chain in Wisconsin, their top leaders say the deal would enable the new health system to better weather a tough labor market.
From Fox6 — Jorge Saucedo, MD, cardiologist with the Froedtert & MCW health network, talked about dangers of AFib (atrial fibrillation) and its treatments.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, anesthesiologist at Froedtert Hospital, and professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is the current president of the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the country. One of his highest priorities as AMA President is advancing the AMA’s recovery plan for American physicians which looks to address physician burnout — especially in the wake of COVID — and reform parts of the healthcare system that may make it difficult to practice.
From Becker’s Hospital Review — Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health and Neenah-based ThedaCare, two Wisconsin health systems, have signed a definitive agreement to merge into an 18-hospital system. The organizations aim to launch the combined health system at the start of 2024, pending pre-closing conditions and board and regulatory approvals. This story was also covered by the Washington County Daily News, Modern Healthcare, InBusiness Madison, Urban Milwaukee, WBRC TV, WisBusiness, Fierce Healthcare and WTAQ/WLUK Radio.
Navigating Healthcare Mergers and Educational Partnerships: A Conversation with Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health
From Becker’s Healthcare Podcast — Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO,Froedtert Health, shares key facts about Milwaukee and Froedtert Health's impact on the community — discussing the decision-making process behind the merger with ThedaCare and the challenges of integrating health systems. As she approaches retirement, Cathy reflects on her leadership journey and its influence on her approach to leading.
Froedtert & MCW health network announces plans for community hospital, primary care clinic in Sheboygan
From WisBusiness — The Froedtert & MCW health network announced today plans to build a community hospital and attached medical office building at the intersection of Taylor Drive and Saemann Avenue in Sheboygan’s growing health care corridor. The 165,000-square-foot, four-story facility is expected to feature a 10-bed community hospital, 10-bed emergency department, imaging services (including X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and CT rooms with potential for MRI imaging), four operating rooms and outpatient clinical offices with exam and treatment rooms.
From BizTimes — Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO, Froedtert Health, reflects on the importance of learning and mentorship in her career.
From Becker's Hospital Review — Scott Hawig, executive vice president of finance; CFO and treasurer, Froedtert Health, was included in a list of top medical center chief financial officers.
From Spectrum News — Jason Liu, MD, emergency medicine physician, and Lisa Hass-Peters, RN, emergency preparedness coordinator, talked about how Froedtert Hospital and its adult Level I Trauma Center are starting to prepare for the 2024 Republican National Convention. This story also appeared on TMJ4.
From Milwaukee Magazine — Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers announced expansion plans for its South Side clinic and organizational headquarters, which is being supported in part by a major gift from Froedtert Health. The opening of the space, which will include a new pharmacy and expanded mental health services, is planned for fall 2024. This story also appeared in these news outlets.
From Becker's Hospital Review — Froedtert Hospital was included on a list of the hospitals patients are most likely to recommend in every state using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems data from CMS.
From Spectrum News 1 — Anne Marie Strehlow, Froedtert & MCW physical therapist, participated in the Professional Triathletes Organisation U.S. Open that was held in Milwaukee. She talked about balancing her strict training schedule with her work.
From the Milwaukee Business Journal — A new parking structure west of Froedtert Hospital represents the first in a series of projects paving the way for a future expansion of southeast Wisconsin’s busiest hospital.
From Becker’s Hospital Review — Froedtert & MCW health network was one of the top U.S. workplaces for disability inclusion by the 2023 Disability Equality Index, a joint initiative with the American Association of People with Disabilities.
From Yahoo! News — The Froedtert Hospital Emergency Department was one of 53 hospitals across the U.S. receiving the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award. The ENA Lantern Award recognizes emergency departments that demonstrate exceptional and innovative leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research performance.
From the Waukesha Freeman — The poor air quality in southeastern Wisconsin due to Canadian wildfires has caused an increase in visits to area emergency rooms for respiratory issues. Jonathan Rubin, MD, emergency medicine physician at Froedtert Hospital, noted that the most at risk are people with underlying conditions and urged everyone to stay indoors.
From Fox6 — Jonathan Rubin, MD, emergency medicine physician at Froedtert Hospital, talked about how humans are experiencing the same issues as the animals noting that even healthy people should avoid strenuous exercise out doors. The most at risk include the young, old and those with underlying lung and heart issues.
From CBS58 — Ben Weston, MD, MPH, emergency medicine physician, adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, talked about the air quality, symptoms, safety and long-term effects.