New FDA approved weight loss drug sees unprecedented demand
From TMJ 4 — A new prescription medication is dominating a weight loss market crowded with pills, powders, cleanses, juices, and more. Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD, director of the Froedtert & MCW Bariatric Surgery Program, explains more about this new FDA-approved drug for weight loss.
Doctors search for 'vaccination to violence' as people treated for gunshot wounds more than double since 2020
From CBS 58 — Marc De Moya, MD, chief of trauma surgery at Froedtert Hospital, spoke about how more needs to be done to prevent gun violence. Froedtert Hospital treated 25 people for gunshot wounds over the May 13 – 15 weekend alone. Ten of those victims were from Friday night's mass shooting in downtown Milwaukee. Versions of this story were also covered on Fox 6, TMJ4 and WISN 12.
The Froedtert & MCW health network to offer new generation radiation therapy to patients
Milwaukee — The Froedtert & MCW health network announced today a partnership with Legion Healthcare Partners, which will aid the health network's plan to provide technologically-evolved proton therapy for cancer patients who require radiation therapy.
Post-COVID Multispecialty Clinic helps patients with physical and mental toll of COVID-19
From WUWM 98.7 — The Post-COVID Multispecialty Clinic at the Froedtert & MCW health network was developed for people who need long-term care for complications related to COVID-19. Individuals are able to seek coordinated care for ongoing symptoms related to pulmonary, psychiatry, endocrine, hematology, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and ENT. Lawrence Miller, PsyD, psychologist, and his patient, Mark, talk about the behavioral health aspects of long COVID.
'Urgency to try to keep breastfeeding': Moms rethink feed plans as baby formula shortage worsens
From CBS 58 — Wanda Rott and Amanda Richter, lactation specialists at Froedtert & MCW health network, talk about breastfeeding and the current baby formula shortage.
Froedtert & MCW health network opens community hospital in Mequon
Mequon and Milwaukee, Wis. — The Froedtert & MCW health network opened a new community hospital today in Mequon providing high quality care in an inviting, streamlined setting close to home when sudden needs arise.
Milwaukee hospitals being inundated with gunshot victims
From WISN 12 — Most shooting victims go to the adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital. Ronny Otero, MD, and nurse Erin McCorkle shared their personal experiences working on the front lines.
Carbon Health partners with Froedtert Health to bring innovative health care choices and increase access to care
San Francisco and Milwaukee — Carbon Health, a leading national healthcare provider, and Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based integrated healthcare system, today announced a new strategic partnership to increase diverse points of healthcare access, enhance convenience for patients, and redefine healthcare delivery in the Wisconsin market.
Wisconsin woman undergoes innovative brain surgery
From Spectrum News 1 — The Brain Aneurysm Foundation estimates 1 in 50 Americans is living with an unruptured aneurysm. Standard treatment used to be clipping the aneurysm via surgery requiring a large incision that begins behind the ear and stretches along the head. Hirad Hedayat, MD, a neurosurgeon at Froedtert Hospital, talks about how now, in some cases, surgeons can now perform the procedure through an incision in the eyebrow.
Woman Donates Kidney to Stranger
From WISN 12 — April is National Donate Life Month, and right now, more than 90,000 people are currently on a waiting list for a kidney donation. WISN 12 News' Gabriella Garza spoke exclusively with a woman who decided to give the gift of life to a stranger.
Froedtert & MCW health network and RAYUS Radiology expand access to imaging with new diagnostic imaging center in West Bend
Three Froedtert & MCW health network hospitals recognized as LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion top performers
Five Cedarburg-Area Providers Join the Froedtert & MCW Health Network
Milwaukee and Cedarburg, Wis. — Five primary care providers who have been practicing in the Cedarburg area for many years will join Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
‘My life has changed forever’: Milwaukee nurse, a COVID-19 long-hauler, still on the path to recovery
From Spectrum News 1 — Cynthia, who receives cardiac and pulmonary care at the Froedtert & MCW Post-COVID Multispecialty Program, has struggled with ongoing COVID-19 symptoms since getting COVID-19 in 2020. She and Julie Biller, MD, pulmonologist, caught up with Spectrum New 1 WI almost a year later to provide an update on her progress and recovery since first sharing her story last year.
A federal program to ease access to COVID-19 antivirals rolls out, but pills have been going unused in many parts of the United States
From CNN — Jane Wainaina, MD, FACP, infectious-disease specialist and medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Froedtert Hospital, talked with CNN about the challenges of distributing COVID-19 antiviral medication.
The MKE Tech Hub Coalition announces ‘Reverse Pitch MKE’ competition winners
From mketech.org — "Innovation at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is everywhere. It can also come from anywhere. Today, we’re excited to partner with InOn Health and co-founders Kaakpema 'KP' Yelpaala and Sara Yelpaala. InOn Health has a unique approach to delivering health information to our communities through an approach of deep cultural awareness and personalization." said Mike Anderes, chief digital officer for Froedtert Health and the president of Inception Health.
Artist Jill Paddock donates stained glass hearts to health care workers
From CBS 58 — Watch the story about local artist who shares a little love with Froedtert Hospital, one heart at a time.
Exclusive access: Inside Froedtert's Medical ICU, where sickest COVID-19 patients end up
From WISN 12 — WISN 12 offered this rare looking into the Froedtert Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Since March 2020, Froedtert & MCW health network hospitals and emergency departments have cared for more than 8,600 people with COVID-19, with 905 COVID-19 patients admitted to the MICU in 2020 and 2021. The front-line workers in the MICU have witnessed suffering and heartache, and they urge people to get vaccinated
Froedtert sickle cell clinic nurse helps patients manage pain
From Fox 6 — Opened in 2011, the Sickle Cell Clinic at Froedtert Hospital is the only adult clinic of its kind in the state. It’s another example of how diversity and inclusion leverages the individual uniqueness among people, cultures and systems that collectively empower us to drive innovation and deliver culturally competent care.
'Why are they not getting better?': How one Black doctor is working to fight racial disparity in healthcare
From TMJ 4 — There are less than six percent of Black doctors in the U.S., but one doctor at Froedtert Hospital is working to fight that racial disparity across healthcare. LaTosha Harper, MD, is a doctor at the Froedtert & MCW McKinley Health Center in downtown Milwaukee where she specializes in family medicine. She realized she had a calling for it after losing her father and grandfather.
Froedtert & MCW chief of trauma talks treatment of police and perpetrators
From CBS 58 — Marc de Moya, MD, Froedtert & MCW trauma surgeon, talks about the size of the trauma team that treats each patient, the staff roles and how they approach the patient. "Everybody has their role because time is live." David Milia, MD, trauma surgeon, talked with TMJ 4 about the long-term effects of the traumatic injuries they see in the in the Froedtert Hospital adult Level I Trauma Center.