From Today's TMJ4 — Recent estimates suggest about 1 million Americans suffer from multiple sclerosis. Ahmed Obeidat, MD, an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, called MS "one of the most common disabling diseases in young adults." He said roughly 21,000 people across Wisconsin have it.
From WTMJ AM620 — Awake surgery has been performed since the late 1950’s, but many people think the procedure is new. Froedtert Hospital performs approximately four awake surgeries each month.
From Fox 6 — Ronda Laue was moved to do breast self-exams because of Buddy Check 6 — a program FOX 6 is committed to and proud of. "I'm lucky, I'm one of the lucky ones. Buddy Check is my buddy, they're my buddy. I do Buddy Check with you guys on TV," said Laue. "I caught it really, really early. That's what saved me.” All because she took a moment in her chair to do the self-exam
From CBS 58 — Marc de Moya, MD, chief of trauma surgery, provided a thoughtful interview about our role as an Adult Level I Trauma Center and our preparedness for tragic events like the one that occurred at Molson Coors.
From Fox 6 — Dr. Mary Beth Graham, medical director, Froedtert & MCW Infection Prevention and Control ; associate chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Medical College of Wisconsin; recommends expert advice, including common sense.
From WTMJ AM620 — Neuropsychologists at Froedtert Hospital use the NeuroMapper with patients who remain awake during surgery to perform more sophisticated real-time testing in the operating room. The tests help surgeons avoid nearby healthy tissue while removing tumors.
West Bend Health Center donating obsolete materials and supplies to local non-profits at Feb. 25 event
West Bend, Wis. — West Bend-area non-profit organizations have been invited to "shop" for obsolete waiting room furniture, office furniture, storage cabinets, artwork, medical equipment and other items Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.
From WISN 12 — After receiving a liver transplant 15 years ago at Froedtert Hospital, she was inspired to become a transplant nurse. Heidi recently competed in the 2020 National Kidney Foundation Spotlight on Life event as its “Organ Donation Advocate,” and she won! She is currently waiting for a kidney transplant, and is passionate about educating people and raising awareness for organ donation. Transplant nephrologist Dr. Ehab Saad is also featured in the story.
From TechTarget — Buoy Health is an example of the growing popularity of self-triage tools. This one has a machine learning algorithm that takes online symptom checking to the next level. The article highlights Buoy Health's partnership with Inception Health and the implementation in the Froedtert & MCW health network.
From Spectrum News 1 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director, infection prevention and control, Froedtert Hospital; and associate chief, Division of Infectious Disease, MCW; explains how Influenza A strain is hitting the elderly and infants particularly hard during the flu season.
From Pharmacy Practice News — Meds-to-beds is a successful program reducing hospital readmissions. Froedtert Hospital’s meds-to-beds program has thrived since its inception in 2011. Jordan Spillane, PharmD, director of ambulatory pharmacy services; P.J. Lin, PharmD, the inpatient pharmacy manager; and Val Fredrickson, PharmD, the outpatient pharmacy manager; share insights into what it takes to launch and sustain an effective meds-to-beds program.
From Managed Health Care Executive — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network treated the first cancer patient in the United States using the MR-linac, which integrates high-field MRI and modern linear accelerator technologies. Christopher Schultz, MD, chairman of radiation oncology at the health system talks about the history-making event and the 10-year journey that brought it about.
From Fox 6 — One of our patients, a young mother named Nicole, set up a Facebook page to find a living kidney donor and raise awareness for living donation. Ehab Saad, MD, Froedtert & MCW kidney tranplant specialist, also highlighted the need for, and importance of, living organ donation.
West Bend, Wis. — The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will host a public open house Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to noon for its new West Bend Health Center, 1700 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend. Open house attendees should use the A entrance off 18th Ave. Handicapped parking is available at the B entrance off Vogt Drive.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network opening hospitals in New Berlin and Pewaukee
Milwaukee, Wis. — The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open hospitals in both New Berlin and Pewaukee in the second half of 2020.
From Fox 6 — For the second consecutive year, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Froedtert & MCW health network will welcome every baby born at Froedtert Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Pleasant Prairie, and West Bend hospitals with a keepsake “Welcome to the Family!” receiving blanket.
From WISN 12 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, infectious disease specialist at Froedtert Hospital, discusses the likelihood of a case coronavirus appearing in Wisconsin. She also touches on the current flu season, how both diseases spread and how to reduce your risk. Dr. Graham also appeared on Fox 6 and in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune.
From WUWM 89.7 — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network and UW-Milwaukee teamed up on a new smartphone app called NIMBLE. NIMBLE stands for Network for the Integrated Management of Brain Metastasis Linking Experts. Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network experts use the app in the recently launched multidisciplinary program specifically designed to care for people whose cancer has spread to the brain.
From Today's TMJ4 — Gina Hirt, lactation consultant at Froedtert Hospital Menomonee Falls, and Ashley Hansen, mother of 2 month old Bethany, talk about the benefits of having a human milk bank in the Birth Center.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network Partners with UWM App Brewery for Brain Cancer Patients
Milwaukee, Wis. — Designed and built in Milwaukee, the NIMBLE app is changing how doctors treat individuals who have cancer that has spread to the brain. Almost any type of cancer can spread (metastasize) to the brain. Historically, people with such brain tumors did not have an extended survival prognosis due to limited treatment options.