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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.