Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network Earns 2018 Safety Net Urban Health Partner of the Year Award
The Froedtert & MCW health network has been named the 2018 Safety Net Urban Health Partner of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (WAFCC) for the health network’s commitment to the underserved populations in its service areas.
From before sunrise to after sunset, these doctors cared for Greendale, and Greendale cared for them
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Now News Group) — While the rest of Greendale slept, two of the community's doctors were up at 5 a.m. driving through the dark to see how their hospital patients were getting along. In the most recent years, the practice moved from its gas station beginnings next to the Greendale Village Hall to a new, far-larger building at 6220 W. Loomis Road, built for the practice by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
Katie Kuhn and Hannah Streese Recognized with St. Joseph’s Hospital Excellence in Nursing and Support Personnel Award
Katie Kuhn, Birth Center RN, and Hannah Streese, Outpatient Care Center wound care technician, both of West Bend, are the recipients of the 2018 St. Joseph’s Hospital Excellence in Nursing Award and Excellence in Nursing Support Personnel Award, respectively.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Terri Alleman moved to Wisconsin from Casper, Wyoming, in August 2017 to receive treatment for a rare type of breast cancer. She wanted a physician at an academic medical center with experience. She’s undergone surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. She participated in a research study. Terri went home last weekend but will return for scheduled check ups.
From ABC News/ABC World News Tonight with David Muir — ABC World News Tonight did a follow-up story about heart transplant recipient Kristin, who met her donor family for the first time at a 5k run supporting organ donation awareness.
From CBS58 — Green Bay Packer wide receiver and registered organ donor, Randall Cobb visited Froedtert Hospital to meet with transplant patients and their families last week. He spent the afternoon visiting patients who are currently waiting for an organ transplant and who have recently received a transplant. Randall was able to bring a little hope to them and helped spread the word about organ donation awareness. This story was also covered by:
Green Bay Press Gazette
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — When kidney transplant recipient Jevonie set out to meet his donor’s mother, he was completely surprised to find they both had matching tattoos of his donor’s heartbeat. This story was also covered by:
A new health care clinic to serve residents of Milwaukee’s near south side will be built in West Milwaukee on a 2.3 acre site at 4603 W. Mitchell St. In August 2015, Froedtert & MCW health network announced a $12 million commitment to build the clinic, in partnership with Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers. Pending approval of the Village of West Milwaukee Plan Commission, construction will begin by fall 2018, with completion expected in summer 2019.
When treating a stroke, time matters; "Every minute you wait, you have millions of neurons potentially dying"
From Fox6 — Last August, Michael Campbell suffered a stroke. His girlfriend knew the signs of a stroke when his face drooped, and his speech slurred as they were sitting down for dinner. She called 911 immediately. The EMS providers prenotified the team of physicians, nurses and technicians at Community Memorial Hospital so the Emergency Department team would be ready.
Wisconsin researchers join NIH in launching the All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine
Three Wisconsin medical and scientific organizations — Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network — in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will open enrollment on May 6 for the All of Us Research Program, a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds.
From Today's TMJ4 — Art Therapy is offered at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin's Clinical Cancer Center. And for Julia Barnes, she says the class returned a part of her that was missing.
The Well Wisher Gift Shop at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, will hold a spring open house for the community May 1 and 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
From Becker’s Hospital Review — In a 50-state poll, U.S. healthcare leaders were asked, "What are the most pressing concerns you face and how are you responding?" Froedtert Health president and CEO Cathy Jacobson cites cost and access for Wisconsin residents, as well as the need to meet the changing expectations of patients.