From WUWM 89.7 — Ruth, a palliative care patient at Froedtert Hospital, and Wendy Peltier, MD, her palliative care physician, talk about the importance of palliative care programs and how they help patients take on difficult conversations and decisions.
From Fox 6 — Breast cancer survivor Katy Mihalko and Miraj Shah-Khan, MD, surgical oncologist with the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, talked about the importance of early detection when it comes to treating breast cancer and how women need to be aware of what their breasts are like under normal conditions so that they can detect any changes.
From Wisconsin Public Radio — A recent executive order aims to improve kidney health in the U.S. through prevention, increased access to dialysis and improvements to the transplant system. Dawn Wolfgram, MD, Froedtert & MCW nephrologist, spoke to WPR and explained how this order will impact patients and providers throughout the U.S. and in Wisconsin.
From Today's TMJ4 — Froedtert Health and Progressive Community Health Centers are co-hosting the third annual Health and Wellness Day on August 7th at the Lisbon Avenue Health Center. The free event include entertainment from the Milwaukee Bucks, haircuts by Gee’s Clippers, family friendly activities and community resources. Breast and prostate cancer screenings will also be offered at no cost to women and men.
From Healthcare IT News — Froedtert Health, fresh off a successful reimplementation of its electronic health record, recently introduced new career paths within information technology.
From WISN 12 — William Hall, MD, radiation oncologist, explained how the Elekta Unity combines high-quality MRIs and radiation treatments in one device. Froedtert Hospital is one of only five locations in the world and only the second in the U.S. offering this technology.
From the Kenosha News — The story featured a local family affected by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), an inherited disorder in which some blood vessels do not develop properly. The disease, which is notoriously complex and difficult to diagnose, can cause significant bleeding and multiple arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), putting patients at an additional risk of stroke. Jake Decker, MD, director of the Froedtert & MCW HHT Center of Excellence, walked the reporter through the complexities of the disease, how almost an entire family can be affected and why patients need to be seen at a center that specializes in HHT.
From Fox 6 — For the second year in a row, the Medical College of Wisconsin partnered with Froedtert Hospital for Cancer Crush, a 5K supporting research and treatments for cancer. This story also appeared on CBS 58.
From Managed Healthcare Executive — Kate Sweeney, RN, director of cancer center hematology and transplant service, explains how Froedtert Hospital builds partnerships with primary care providers to monitor the health of cancer survivors.
St. Joseph’s Hospital, which became the first hospital in the state in August 2018 to achieve safe sleep certification, advanced its certification in 2019 to gold level status — also the first in the state.
From CBS 58 — Robin Ihde, injury prevention and outreach coordinator with the Froedtert & MCW Trauma Program provides tips on staying safe as temperatures soar.
From Managed Healthcare Executive — Parameswaran Hari, MD, hematologist/oncologist and chief of the hematology and oncology division at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center, provided expert clinical insight into how we’re building a successful CAR T-cell therapies approach for patients with certain types of lymphoma.