Building a culture of innovation for better patient health
From Becker's Hospital Review — COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation in nearly every sector, including healthcare. The article calls out Froedtert & MCW health network's effort to develop an app for employee screening.
Froedtert & MCW health network opens Community Hospital location in Oak Creek
Milwaukee — The Froedtert & MCW health network opened a new Community Hospital location today, Jan. 31., in Oak Creek providing high quality care in an inviting, streamlined setting close to home when sudden needs arise.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network announces closure of Mequon Health Center Urgent Care
Milwaukee — The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network announced today the closure of the Froedtert & MCW Mequon Health Center Urgent Care effective Feb. 1, 2022, due to the ongoing effects and impact of COVID-19 on the health network. The Froedtert & MCW Mequon Health Center will remain open.
COVID cases overwhelm emergency rooms at hospitals in SE Wisconsin
From Fox 6 — Jason Liu, MD, emergency medicine physician, talks about how the pandemic is putting stress on the hospitals, and what you should do and expect when you need care. Unless it is a life-threatening situation, you should consider contacting your primary care physician or a virtual visit as you may experience long wait times in the Emergency Department.
Froedtert medical director for infection prevention and control talks about Omicron surge
From WUWM 89.7 — Mary Beth Graham, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, provides sound expertise about what our community is currently experiencing and how to protect ourselves during the Omicron surge.
Hospitals face decade-low blood supply shortage, in need of donors
From WISN 12 — Blood centers and hospitals are in the midst of what they say is the worst blood supply shortage in the past 10 years. David Milia, MD, trauma surgery medical director at Froedtert Hospital, talks about what makes this shortage more challenging than those in the past and the importance of donating blood if you are able. Visit versiti.org/wi or call 877-BE-A-HERO (877-232-4376) to schedule a blood donation appointment.
365 more days of COVID-19: What scientists learned in our second pandemic year
From Spectrum News 1 — Joyce Sanchez, MD, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, contributed to a retrospective on the biggest takeaways from what we learned about COVID-19 in 2021 and what could be ahead in 2022.
'A lot of people never got to say goodbye:' Milwaukee ICU nurse on how she persists, despite the tragedies of the pandemic
From WUWM 89.7 — Christin Lissmann, RN, intensive care nurse at Froedtert Hospital, reflects on the impact caring for COVID-19 patients has had on her career and her life.
Froedtert doctors: Don't go to ER for COVID-19 test
From WISN 12 — The COVID-19 surge has put an overwhelming amount of stress on the Froedtert & MCW health system, including our Emergency Departments. Jason M. Liu, MD, MPH, and Bradley H. Crotty, FACP, MPH, MD, are asking people to find other places to get COVID-19 testing and to come to the Emergency Department only in the event of a real emergency.
Tips to help alleviate chronic sleep problems
From WUWM 89.7 — B. Tucker Woodson, MD, Froedtert& MCW sleep medicine specialist, was recently featured on WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee’s local NPR station, discussing chronic sleep problems, including how COVID-19 changes have affected sleep.
Respiratory virus season shows flu cases return amid rising COVID-19 numbers
From TMJ 4 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, FIDSA, FACP, medical director of infection prevention and disease control at Froedtert Hospital, talks about how we've already had influenza hospitalizations this year as opposed to none last year and how the only definitive diagnosis between flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19 is testing.
Thankful I got second chance at life, kidney transplant recipient says
From WISN 12 — Nicole Santiago talks about the gift of life she received from living kidney donor, Stacy Schaefer, and the Transplant Center at Froedtert Hospital.
Froedtert & MCW health network announces the retirement of Enterprise Chief Medical Officer Jonathon Truwit, MD
Milwaukee — After eight years as the enterprise chief medical officer for the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, Jonathon Truwit, MD, will retire effective July 2022. Dr.
The omicron variant of COVID-19 has reached Wisconsin. The experts answer your questions.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Jonathon Dean Truwit, MD, chief medical officer and pulmonologist; Mary Beth Graham, MD, FIDSA, FACP, infectious disease specialist; and Joyce Sanchez, MD, FACP, infectious disease specialist, provided answers to questions regarding the omicron variant of COVID-19.
The Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network Receives 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award®
Doctors say more women are seeking treatment for 'long-haul' COVID-19. Some say more research is needed to know who's most affected.
From Wisconsin Public Radio — Julie Biller, MD, medical director of the Froedtert & MCW Post COVID-19 Care Program and pulmonologist with Froedtert & MCW health network, spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio about long-haul COVID-19 in response to a Mayo Clinic publication about post COVID-19 care.
Froedtert Health Acquires Sensia Wellness, LLC
Former GV Investors Launch Character, a New $ 30 Million Venture Capital Fund with an Investment Strategy Focused on Product Design
From 6park.news — Inception Health, the hub for the Froedtert & MCW health network’s digital health services, recently made an investment in the new Milwaukee-based venture capital fund Character. This investment helps to build the innovation and start-up reputation for Milwaukee while giving the Froedtert & MCW health network early access to some great new entrepreneurs and ideas.
Wisconsin COVID-19 cases and deaths rise to level last seen a year ago
From CBS 58 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director of infection prevention at Froedtert Hospital, discussed the differences in rising COVID-19 infection rates between now and this time last year.
'We are taking this very seriously': What Milwaukee health officials know about the Omicron variant
From TMJ4 — Joyce Sanchez, MD, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, offered insights on testing and vaccination as health officials address efforts to fight the omicron variant of COVID-19.
Delta's resurgence has Wisconsin's hospitals full again, and health care workers are bracing for what the holidays will bring
From the Post Crescent — Michael Stadler, MD, chief medical officer at Froedtert Hospital, talked with the USA TODAY NETWORK about the rise in COVID-19 cases and an increasing number of patients who are seeking care that they put off during the height of the pandemic. Dr. Stadler also talked about the stress this puts on staff and his staff's resilience.