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.
West Bend, Wis. — St. Joseph’s Hospital recently earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
From CBS58 — We are the first health care organization in Wisconsin to use Sentinel, a device that helps reduce the risk of stroke for patients undergoing a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure.
From Fox6 — Josh Petty nearly died last February from the influenza. This fall, he’s getting his shot early and sharing his journey as a cautionary tale. Josh was hospitalized for almost a month at Froedtert Hospital and continues to receive follow-up care at St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend.
From CBS58 — The expertise of our cardiac care team now offers patients a minimally invasive option to repair mitral valve disease.
Major Study Ranks Community Memorial Hospital First Among Nation’s Highest Complex Teaching Medical Centers
From The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel — In June 2018, Greg Manteufel was admitted to Froedtert Hospital after contracting a rare bacterial infection Capnocytophaga canimorsus. Mr. Manteufel had portions of both of his arms and legs and nose amputated. Mr. Manteufel, Patrick Hettinger, MD, plastic surgeon with Froedtert & MCW health network; and David Del Toro, MD, physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist with Froedtert & MCW health network; along with other individuals of his care team, addressed media regarding his illness, surgeries and rehabilitation. This story also appeared on WISN12, Associated Press, CBS News, Detroit News, New York Post, CBS58 and Today's TMJ4.
From Clinical Innovation+Technology — Froedtert & MCW physicians, in Milwaukee, Wis., will now have access to a mobile tool that monitors patients' progress during pregnancy. This article also appeared in mobihealthnews.com.
From CNN — Greg Manteufel, 48, initially thought he had a bad case of the flu, but in his blood, doctors discovered a type of bacteria normally found in the mouths of dogs and cats. These bacteria rarely make humans sick, but Manteufel's infection — and how his body responded — caused surgeons to amputate parts of his nose and limbs, including both hands and feet.
The 50th annual Cheery Cherry Fall Fair will be held at Village Park, N87 W16701 Garfield Drive, Menomonee Falls, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Admission is a $4 donation at the gate.