From the Green Bay Press Gazette — The front page of Gannett statewide newspapers ran a story about Kenosha patient Frank Germinaro, who shared his journey after receiving a kidney transplant in 1970 that lasted him 47 years. Transplant surgeon Mike Zimmerman, MD, explained how uncommon the longevity of Frank’s transplant was and what may have helped him live so long.
The Healthy Community Fund has awarded $239,950 in grants to 10 area non-profit organizations.
From CBS58 — The flu season is already underway, and more people across the state are getting hospitalized because of the virus. With the holiday season around the corner, experts say more cases could pop up. Flu season started early here in Wisconsin, and health experts like Dr. Randy Mathewson want people to take the right measures. "The flu itself is a dangerous disease that can get much, much worse," says Dr. Mathewson with Froedtert & MCW Greendale Health Center. "The holiday season is coming. Influenza is a virus. It's communicable, it's spreadable. You can spread it easily just through coughing, sneezing, through secretions."
From CBS58 — Kate Dielentheis, MD, OB/GYN with the Froedtert Hospital Birth Center; and assistant professor with MCW talks about how common is it for a woman to not know she’s pregnant until she delivers.
From Fox6 — November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. George Bryant, Jr., and Malika Siker, MD, radiation oncologist, with the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network joined FOX6 WakeUp with important information for men.
Community Memorial Hospital will host a Love Lights ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 6, featuring holiday refreshments, an official tree lighting and musical entertainment.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — A recent story highlighted how Froedtert & MCW health network has pledged $1.65 million to convert a vacant office suite in Menomonee Falls into a dental clinic for low-income adults and children. This story also appeared in BizTimes.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — The new McKinley Health Center, opening Nov. 16, was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The health center aims to establish a link to the community and provide health care services to a diverse group of patients in the Milwaukee Downtown area. In addition to a walk-in facility, the health center will offer primary care, podiatry, orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation services. Radiology and laboratory services also will be offered.
Sharon Miscikowski, West Bend, RN on the Med/Surg unit, has been recognized with St. Joseph’s Hospital’s second quarter DAISY Award for her patient care and professionalism.
Germantown Health Center will host a community open house Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 – 10 a.m., to showcase the newly renovated health center.
The Well Wisher Gift Shop at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, will hold a holiday open house for the community Nov. 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sisters Bridget Grover, of Mayville, and Brittany Moll, of West Bend, gave birth within 18 hours of each other at St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend.
Froedtert & MCW health network will make a $1.65 million investment to improve access to dental care for medically underserved people living in Waukesha County.
On Nov. 16, the new Froedtert & MCW McKinley Health Center will open its doors at 1271 N. 6th St., bringing more health care services to people who live and work in downtown Milwaukee and surrounding neighborhoods.