"I've come a long way": Long-haul COVID-19 patient continues treatment
From WISN 12 — Our Post COVID-19 Care Program is helping individuals like Cynthia, a 27-year-old woman with complications from COVID-19. Individuals struggling with ongoing symptoms are referred by providers and have access to specialists with pulmonary, psychiatry, endocrine, hematology, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and ENT. Since its inception in January 2021, more than 500 individuals from 19 Wisconsin counties have been referred to the program.
Wisconsin man biking 1,600 miles for organ donor awareness
From CBS 58 — A Wisconsin man on a mission to raise awareness for living organ donation stopped by Froedtert Hospital as he neared completion of his 1,600-mile donation awareness bike ride. Our Transplant Department showed up to welcome Mark, a living kidney donor, and cheer him on.
Trauma surgeon believes gun violence needs to be treated as disease
From WISN 12 — The concept of viewing and treating violence as a disease may be new to many, but not to Froedtert & MCW trauma surgeons. Marc de Moya, MD; David Milia, MD; and Libby Schroeder, MD, all trauma surgeons at Froedtert Hospital, shared their expertise on how to break the cycle of violence. This story was also covered on CBS 58, Fox6 and TMJ4.
Doctors urge people to go out and get their flu shots now
From CBS 58 — As flu season begins, the medical community is concerned it will bring more stress on the health care system. Michael Stadler, MD, chief medical officer at Froedtert Hospital, emphasized, now more than ever, as the pandemic continues to impact our community it is critical for everyone to get the annual flu shot.
What we know and don't know about Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander's injury
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Demetrios Douros, MD, orthopaedic specialist at the Froedtert & MCW Sports Medicine Center, discussed the AC joint injury suffered by Green Bay's Jaire Alexander during the Oct. 3 game. Dr. Douros also explained the levels of severity and recovery time.
14 Sheboygan-area providers join Froedtert & MCW health network
Fourteen primary care providers who have been practicing in the Sheboygan area for many years will join the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network in November. The providers will practice in locations in Manitowoc, Mequon, Plymouth, Port Washington, Sheboygan and West Bend, with plans for the physicians to return to the Plymouth and Sheboygan area in 2023.
Free community flu shot clinics offered by Froedtert & MCW health network
From CBS 58 — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is partnering with community organizations to offer free flu clinics in the city of Milwaukee to anyone over the age of 18. Locations include the Jewish Community Pantry, Journey House and United Methodist Children's Services. Please call 414-777-4893 for more information about these clinics.
Construction complete on 87th Street going through Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa
From CBS 58 — Froedtert Hospital President and MRMC Board Chair Eric Conley and leadership from the City of Wauwatosa and Milwaukee Regional Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Wauwatosa's most complete street. On campus, 87th Street has undergone construction to transform the thoroughfare into a road easily navigated by pedestrians, cyclists, buses and cars alike. It is now the City of Wauwatosa's most complete street - with dedicated spaces for each of these modes of transportation to easily and safely operate in.
Xealth raises $24M to help doctors utilize digital health apps
From MobiHealthNews — Froedtert & MCW health network was an early adopter and investor in Xealth, a digital health prescribing platform to better connect patients with their care givers. In 2020, more than 15,000 patients signed up and engaged in digital therapeutics for conditions such as diabetes, behavioral health and pregnancy.
What a Milwaukee municipal judge learned from his battle with COVID-19
From WUWM — WUWM is asking people to share their experiences getting through it all in a series called “Pandemic Reflections.” The hope is that individual takeaways resonate and perhaps impart wisdom in difficult times. In this installment, Milwaukee Municipal Judge Derek Mosley, a kidney transplant recipient who faced a 12-day battle with COVID-19 last year in the ICU at Froedtert Hospital, vividly remembers a crucial moment in the ICU when a doctor called him from inside the hospital and told him his health had hit a precarious stage.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin locations to host drive-thru flu shot clinics
From CBS 58 — For the second year, Froedtert is offering drive-thru flu clinics in Menomonee Falls, West Bend and New Berlin. The annual flu vaccination is an important step in protecting one’s health, and in the current COVID environment this becomes even more true. This was also covered by Fox 6, and CBS 58 covered it a second time.
Father with no underlying conditions recovering from severe COVID-19 symptoms 8 months later
From TMJ4 — Rahul Nanchal, MD, critical care provider in the Intensive Care Unit at Froedtert Hospital, explains how the Froedtert & MCW health network’s Post COVID-19 Care Program is helping people like Abigail and Mike who suffer ongoing symptoms from the virus.
COVID-19 questions: Should I get a vaccine even if I’ve been infected?
From Spectrum News 1 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, explains why the COVID-19 vaccine is still a safe and effective way to protect ourselves and others around us, and clarifies how the body’s immune system responds to COVID-19 versus the body’s immune response to the vaccine.
Inception Health team creates pyramid model for deploying digital therapeutics
From Healthcare Innovation — At the OnRamp Healthcare Conference, Mike Anderes, P.T., M.B.A., chief innovation and digital health officer for Froedtert Health and president of Inception Health; Brad Crotty, M.D., chief digital engagement officer for the Froedtert &MCW health network and the chief medical officer for Inception Health; and Erica Smith, PharmD, director of the enterprise care coordination team, discussed the Inception Health team's progress in deploying digital tools for 29 different conditions. The Froedtert & MCW health network created Inception Health six years ago and built a multidisciplinary team to collaborate with innovative companies to develop and scale up digital solutions across the health network.
Wisconsin doctors develop app to speed up treatment for patients with brain metastases
From TMJ4 — Joseph Bovi, MD, radiation oncologist, and Christopher J. Schultz, MD, FACR, FASTRO, radiation oncologist and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, developed the NIMBLE app last year. Dr. Bovi talks about how NIMBLE helps patients with cancers that spread from one part of the body to the brain. Providers are able to speed up decision-making and provide more timely care for critically ill patients.
Froedtert & MCW physical therapist takes title at Milwaukee's USA Triathlon
From BizTimes — Milwaukee native Annamarie Strehlow, 31, took the women’s overall Olympic-distance title at Milwaukee’s USA Triathlon in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 58 seconds. Strehlow, a Froedtert & MCW physical therapist, was recognized last year as one of BizTimes’ Notable Heroes.
Froedtert Health again named a top 10 workplace for equity, diversity and inclusion culture
Major Milwaukee employers join forces to boost diverse hiring, purchasing
Froedtert Health requiring COVID-19 vaccinations to protect staff and patients
Milwaukee — Froedtert Health is requiring staff and providers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1, 2021. This includes Froedtert & MCW Holy Family staff and all vendors, students, volunteers and others employed by or for Froedtert Health. We join many other health systems around southeast Wisconsin and the U.S.
High summer temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses
From WISN 12 — Adam King, internist with Froedtert & MCW McKinley Health Center, explains how to stay safe in hot temperatures.
Froedtert program helps gunshot victims recover from physical and mental injuries
From CBS 58 — Gun violence in Milwaukee continues to skyrocket, with nonfatal shootings up nearly 35 percent compared to this time last year. Most gunshot victims are brought to Froedtert Hospital, the only adult level one trauma center in southeastern Wisconsin.