COVID-19: Coping on the front lines
From WISN 12 — Health care workers have worked on the front lines of the COVID pandemic for more than a year. Those working with COVID-19 patients at Froedtert & MCW health network shared how they are leaning on each other for support.
COVID-19 safety key as tailgating, other events near return
From Fox 6 — Wisconsin is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases lately as larger events and traditions, like tailgating, are set to return soon. Mary Beth Graham, MD, FIDSA, FACP, medical director for Infection Prevention and Control at Froedtert Hospital, and associate chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at the Medical College of Wisconsin, emphasizes we all play a part in returning to our traditions. “Respect restrictions, take your personal responsibility seriously and get your vaccine,” said Dr. Graham.
Experts: Colon cancer screenings fell 86% as pandemic began
From Fox 6 — Carrie Peterson, MD, MS, colorectal surgeon specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of colorectal diseases with Froedtert & MCW health network; associate professor, MCW; and her patient Alexiss Uchytil, share an important message about not delaying care — reminding everyone to speak to your doctor when something “isn’t right,” understand your risks for colon cancer, and get regular screenings when appropriate.
Hospital Froedtert busca incrementar la vacunación contra el Covid-19 entre los latinos
From Telemundo — José Olivieri, managing partner, Milwaukee Office and Industry Group co-chair, higher education, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, prominent advocate in the Milwaukee’s Hispanic/Latinx community, and member of the Froedtert Health Board of Directors, spoke with Telemundo about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Judge Derek Mosley, and nurse who helped save his life, reflect on battle with COVID-19 one year later
From Today's TMJ4 — Judge Derek Mosely, hospitalized last year with COVID-19, and Christin Lissmann, RN, Froedtert Hospital, reflect on when they met one year ago in the MICU, and share their message with others one year later. Posted to Workplace.
Northwestern Mutual and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network announce Reverse Pitch MKE winners
Telephone Scams Targeting Individuals About Scheduling Vaccine Appointments Reported
Froedtert & MCW doctors research help for COVID-19 long haulers
From WISN 12 — Froedtert & MCW health network is one of two local health systems that have set up special clinics to treat patients with COVID-19 symptoms months after their original illness. The research done by Froedtert & MCW specialists could be part of helping COVID-19 patients around the world recover. "They said it's as if their lungs are on fire. And if I've heard that once, I've heard that twenty times now," lung specialist Dr. Julie Biller said. "People have expressed over and over again how grateful they are that somebody is taking them seriously and wants to try to help them."
Op-Ed: When Is It Safe (and Ethical) to Travel Again?
From medpage.com — Most of us are wondering the same thing. Is it safe to travel? Here's a comprehensive overview by Dr. Joyce Sanchez, medical director of the Travel Health Clinic with the Froedtert & MCW health network, who offers an expert’s perspective to help us make smart choices.
Froedtert Health and Holy Family Memorial to Begin Affiliation
Froedtert Health and Holy Family Memorial announced today the official start of their affiliation agreement. The agreement was initially announced on Jan. 6 of this year and closed at midnight on March 1. The finalized agreement calls for Froedtert Health to partner with Holy Family Memorial to deliver coordinated, high-quality, academic health care in Manitowoc County. Holy Family Memorial will operate as part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin network and will maintain its Catholic identity under the sole sponsorship of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Inc.
Caring For The Carers: Peer Support Group Lets Health Workers Lean On Each Other
From Spectrum News 1 — Several Froedtert & MCW staff spoke about the "Supporting Our Staff" program and how it's designed to give staff someone to talk to when they are overwhelmed, stressed or upset.
'This is a game changer': Wisconsin doctors expect FDA approval for Johnson & Johnson vaccine soon
From CBS 58 — Sid Singh, MD, enterprise chief quality and patient safety officer, talks about the benefits of having a third vaccine available and the advantages of a single-dose vaccine.
Sixteenth Street opens new behavioral health clinic on Milwaukee’s south side
From BizTimes — Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers has opened its new behavioral health clinic on National Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side. The Froedtert & MCW health network has pledged $3.7 million to support the clinic.
More contagious COVID-19 variant found in the UK reported in Milwaukee
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director of infection prevention and control at Froedtert Hospital, explained some of the concerns medical professionals and scientists are grappling with now that the UK COVID-19 variant has been reported in Wisconsin.
Froedtert Health announces Steve Little as president of Holy Family Memorial
Number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Wisconsin drops by 82 percent
From Fox 6 — The Wisconsin Hospital Association reports 412 people hospitalized for COVID-19, a number close to what we saw back in April. Michael Stadler, MD, chief medical officer at Froedtert Hospital, talked about the decrease and how there wasn't the post-holiday surge we expected.
The COVID-19 precautions we're taking appear to be having a second effect: Cases of flu are almost nonexistent
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director, infection prevention and control at Froedtert Hospital; associate chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Medical College of Wisconsin, explains that, while the dramatic decrease in influenza this season isn’t a surprise, it’s still a good idea to get your flu shots.
Medical report estimates pandemic will lead to 300,000 fewer births in 2021
From WISN 12 — Being pregnant during a pandemic is a whole new level of worry. Thankfully, the Froedtert & MCW health network offers Babyscripts, a secure app integrated with a patient’s electronic health record.
The Rebound: Cutting-edge research may have found COVID heart-related issue in certain patients
From Today's TMJ4 — A $30,000 grant from The Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club/Run allowed MCW cardiovascular researcher Ze Zheng, PhD, to analyze data from hospitalized COVID-19 patients and discover that high cholesterol doubled a patient’s risk of death. This year, 100% of money raised from the annual run/walk will be devoted to COVID-related heart research.
Doctors discuss COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women
From CBS 58 — Jennifer Jury McIntosh, DO, MS, OB/GYN, Froedtert & MCW Maternal Fetal Medicine Program and Medical College of Wisconsin associate professor, explains what science can tell us about the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women and emphasizes patients should feel comfortable having a conversation with their providers whenever they have questions.
Some battle snowstorm to get COVID-19 vaccine
From WISN 12 — 15,000 patients, 65 and older, who were contacted and then booked for an appointment across seven Froedtert & MCW health clinics, which opened on a snowy Tuesday.