From the Fond du Lac Reporter — What do puppies, Facebook and heart transplants have in common? Patient Dawn Revel. Since receiving a heart transplant in June of 2017, Dawn struggled with figuring out how to honor her donor and show gratitude toward the family. She put her struggles aside until she felt the time was right. This fall, Dawn’s dog had an unexpected litter of puppies, which she put up for sale on Facebook. Dustin is a young man who had lost his mother, father and dog in the past two years. Looking for a fresh start and a new puppy, he answered her ad. After some discussion and Facebook research, Dustin came across a startling coincidence … Dawn, a complete stranger, received a heart transplant right around the time his mother passed away. It turns out, Dustin’s mother was Dawn’s heart donor.
From NBC Nightly News — When Nicole Grehn was 24, she collapsed from a rare genetic heart condition and doctors at Froedtert Hospital had to make the difficult decision to amputate both of her legs above the knee. Three years later, inspired by the care she received, she’s working in the very same hospital as a nurse.
Community Memorial Hospital recently announced Teresa Alagna, registered nurse on the Modified Care Unit, as this quarter’s DAISY award winner.
From Today's TMJ4 — Mr. Jim Bittner, Wisconsin veteran was brought back to life by cardiothoracic surgeon Lyle Joyce, MD. After implanting a right ventricular assist device (RVAD), Dr. Joyce and his son, cardiothoracic surgeon David Joyce, MD, were able to perform PTE, a procedure to remove blood clots from arteries in the lungs. These two procedures, never having been done together, saved Jim’s life. Only a limited number of medical centers in the US offer the PTE procedure.
From Fox6 — Dr. Malika Siker, radiation oncologist with the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, along with her former patient Harry O’Daniels, talk about the importance of early detection and prostate cancer screening. Approximately one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, with African-American men more than twice as likely to die from the disease. If found early, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer. Men just need to talk to their doc about what’s appropriate and when!
From Today's TMJ4 — Dr. Lyle Joyce and Dr. David Joyce both practice cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplants, at Froedtert Hospital. They share a unique father-son bond both in and outside the hospital.
Longtime Kenosha otolaryngologist Jeanne Vedder, MD, and her two staff members have joined the Froedtert & MCW health network.
From CBS58 — Epilepsy is a debilitating neurological disorder that affects more than 60,000 people across Wisconsin. For many of those with the condition, epilepsy can hamper independence and quality of life, but that’s no longer the case for 61 year-old Brookfield resident and local opera singer Kitt Reuter-Foss. Dr. Christopher T. Anderson, MD, Clinical Director of the Froedtert Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit explains how controlling Kitt’s epilepsy involves real-time monitoring of brain activity using a device implanted in her brain.
From healio.com — Cancer patients at Milwaukee-based Froedtert Hospital don’t arrive at the emergency department when they experience treatment-related symptoms such as dehydration or nausea. Instead, they visit the health system’s 24/7/365 cancer clinic that caters specifically to their needs.