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.
Human Rights Campaign Recognizes Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Hospitals as National Leaders in LGBTQ Health Care Equality
Three Froedtert & MCW hospitals were named a “2018 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Community Memorial Hospital recently announced Kayla Raddemann, registered nurse on the fourth floor Surgical/Orthopaedic/Pediatric Unit, as this quarter’s DAISY award winner.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — A digital health tool that uses artificial intelligence to check symptoms is a new option for the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. The tool, Buoy, is like the system's own version of WebMD that uses artificial intelligence to personalize the experience. This story was also covered by:
Community Memorial Hospital Accepting Nominations for 2018 Spirit of Caring Award for Exceptional Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers
Community Memorial Hospital is accepting nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Caring award. Community members are encouraged to submit nominations for exceptional physicians and advanced practice providers to recognize their achievements.
From ABC News/ABC World News Tonight with David Muir — Altruistic live organ donors are people who voluntarily donate an organ or a portion of their organ to a person they don’t even know. Zanyah Brown, a 4-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, found the perfect match for a liver transplant in a 27-year-old stranger. This was first time since the inception of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert & MCW Froedtert Hospital joint Transplant Center, a child received a portion of a liver from an altruistic live donor.
From CBS58 — Four-year breast cancer survivor Monica Isla brought members of the ballet to Froedtert Hospital to show off the power of music.