A woman gave bouquets of flowers to fellow cancer patients at Froedtert. After her death, her family carries on the tradition.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Every other Thursday, the former Milwaukee police officer would arrive at the Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert Hospital for her chemotherapy treatment with one of the two bouquets in hand. The nurses, happily supporting the spontaneously-born tradition, would be waiting for her to hand the flowers off, with the instructions that they be given to "somebody that needs a smile today." Her sons are carrying on the tradition.
Dr. Shah on unmet needs with CAR T-cell therapies in hematologic malignancies
From OncLive — Nirav N. Shah, MD, hematologist oncologist with the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Network; and associate professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses remaining unmet needs with CAR T-cell therapies, and how to ameliorate these challenges for patients with hematologic malignancies.
Retired Cudahy fire chief has second chance at life one year after lung transplant
From WISN 12 — As a paramedic, firefighter and eventually fire department chief in Cudahy, Richard Demien spent his life dedicated to saving others. In 2017, doctors at Froedtert Hospital diagnosed him with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and told him he would eventually need a lung transplant. Medications kept the disease at bay until 2021 when a donor lung became available and Froedtert & MCW transplant surgeons gave him his second shot at life.
Consolidation and change in radiology: Where’s this train headed?
From Healthcare Innovation — The article highlights the partnership between Froedtert & MCW health network and Rayus Radiology and how it aims to increase access for patients and referring physicians.
4 female execs share advice for future healthcare leaders
From Becker's Hospital Review — Becker's asked female hospital and health system executives, including Cathy Jacobson, Froedtert Health president and CEO, what advice they would give to future healthcare leaders.
'I mean truly saving lives, truly saving lives': Free health clinic opened in popular Milwaukee barbershop
From CBS 58 — Gee's Clippers, on Milwaukee's north side is offering more than haircuts, but healthcare. The popular barbershop opened Gee's MKE Wellness Clinic this year, providing free health screenings to the public. The clinic is staffed by a community outreach nurse from Froedtert Hospital.
Milwaukee Area Technical College Honors Froedtert Health as a Future Maker
From Urban Milwaukee — Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) joined the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board on Nov. 15, 2022, in recognizing Froedtert Health, with the Futuremaker Partner Award. The Futuremaker Partner Award is presented four times a year by the WTCS Board to recognize the unique, long-standing connections between the state’s employers and local technical colleges.
Waukesha teacher had aneurysm burst after giving birth to daughter
From Fox 6 — Froedtert & MCW neurosurgeon John Nerva, MD, talks about the "coiling" procedure used to treat Kirsten Wiesneski's aneurysm. Kirsten's aneurysm ruptured just hours after she gave birth to her daughter.
Mental Health Center Wins Good Government Award
From Urban Milwaukee — A partnership of Milwaukee County and area health systems is being honored by a good government organization for their work on the new Mental Health Emergency Center, 1525 N. 12th St. The project is a partnership between the county and four of the region’s largest health systems: Froedtert Health, Ascension Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health and Children’s Wisconsin.
A increase in vasectomies
From WUWM 89.7 — Peter Dietrich, MD, assistant professor with a specialty in men’s health and fertility at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, talks with Lake Effect about some of the reasons more men are seeking vasectomies in Wisconsin after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
How to make Newsweek's top ASC list: 3 leaders share their tips
From Becker’s ASC Review — Leaders at Newsweeks' top-rated ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in Wisconsin, Iowa and Alabama discuss their secrets for success and advice for other ASC leaders, including Mark Behl, executive vice president and COO of Froedtert Health.
Mevion selected to provide proton therapy technology to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network
Froedtert Hospital Community Investment Fund grants $250,000 to six non-profits for health and wellness programs
Froedtert Health’s sustained investments build tomorrow’s health care workforce and stronger communities
Milwaukee, Wis. — Froedtert Health continues to actively invest in the future of the health care workforce by expanding the pool of highly skilled health care workers in Southeastern Wisconsin.
ThedaCare and Froedtert Health announce joint venture
Breast, colon cancer awareness events offer education, resources
From Fox 6 — A breast cancer education resource fair was held Oct. 8, at Froedtert Hospital Clinical Cancer Center. It was a partnership between Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, along with the Wisconsin chapter of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.
Cancer patient creates doctor coats for treatment team
From Fox 6 — A Froedtert & MCW cancer patient is thanking his care team in an artistic way. To celebrate his anniversary, Lawrence Murphy creates a one-of-a-kind doctor’s coat to honor a member of his care team. This year, he honors William Hall, MD, his radiation oncologist.
Froedtert partners with ThedaCare to expand access in Wisconsin
From TMJ4 — Froedtert & MCW health network announced a new partnership with ThedaCare that will provide Wisconsinites with expanded and convenient access to advanced levels of specialty care and medicine. These Froedtert & MCW specialty services include heart and lung transplants, and advanced heart failure services. ThedaCare will provide care before and after these advanced treatments.
ThedaCare and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin announce partnership to expand access to the most advanced levels of care
U.S. reaches 1 millionth organ transplant, local man shares his journey
From TMJ4 — The United States crossed a major milestone: Conducting its one millionth organ transplant. Evan Williams is grateful to be one of that million. Last year he received a phone call that saved his life. "All of a sudden I saw Froedtert [Hospital] calling and so I answered the phone and it was the Transplant Team saying, 'Hey, Evan, we found a match for you,'" said Williams.