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.
West Bend, Wis. — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital, 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, will host a community blood drive Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be automatically entered to win a tailgate package to see the “green and gold” at Lambeau Field.
From Fox6 — The Medical College of Wisconsin in partnership with Froedtert & MCW health network is asking you to help support critical cancer research by stepping out on Saturday, Sept. 22!
From Today's TMJ4 — Glorine loved being a nurse. For 23 years she was a nurse in the Gastrointestinal Clinic at Froedtert Hospital. In 2005, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). These days Glorine returns to Froedtert & MCW Multiple Sclerosis Clinic as a patient.
Froedtert Hospital is the only Milwaukee hospital and one of just three in Wisconsin to earn a 2017/2018 Consumer Loyalty Award from National Research Corporation (NRC) Health.
From Today's TMJ4 — A Milwaukee doctor says a headache after a summer storm is not surprising. Frederick Freitag, DO, a Froedtert & MCW neurologist, explains you can feel changes in your body, even before a storm hits.
A new dental clinic for medically underserved people living in Waukesha County and the surrounding area is now open in Menomonee Falls.
West Bend, Wis. — Applications for grants from the Healthy Community Fund are now being accepted and are due Sept. 14, 2018.
On July 25, 2018, Froedtert Health acquired the former Wisconsin Heart Hospital property at 10000 W. Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa, from Ascension Wisconsin. The two organizations have been engaged in discussions over the past several months regarding the site. Patients have not been seen at that location since the Heart Hospital closed in July 2016.
TJ Kreye, critical care technician in the St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Department, has been posthumously recognized with St. Joseph’s Hospital’s first-ever Sunflower Award. TJ passed away unexpectedly April 18 after a long battle with epilepsy.