From CBS 58 — Kathy’s House, a nonprofit hospital guest house that, since 2001, has been serving out-of-town patients and families who must stay in Milwaukee for medical care, relies on compassionate volunteers to cook meals, work in the office, drive guests to appointments — to make it feel like a home away from home. Kay Jenson, RN, at Froedtert Hospital’s Emergency Department, is one of those special volunteers!
From Today's TMJ4 — Jean Godfroy, RN, clinical nurse coordinator of the Breast Cancer Program at Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center, joined Ellen Friebert Schupper, executive director of ABCD, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, to discuss how ABCD provides a critical compliment to the world-class care our breast cancer patients receive. ABCD matches breast cancer patients with confidential mentors who provide one-on-one understanding, support and validation from the time of diagnosis and going forward.
From CBS 58 — When Heather Stainback found out she had placenta percreta, she turned to the Froedtert & MCW Maternal Fetal Care Center. Meredith Cruz, MD, and Garrett Fitzgerald, MD, maternal fetal medicine specialists at Froedtert Hospital, explained the condition, how to reduce the risk and how they managed Heather's delivery.
From Fox 6 — The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital hosted the second annual "Cancer Crush 5K Run/Walk" to raise money for lifesaving cancer research. John A. Charlson, MD; Jennifer M. Connelly, MD; and Kathryn A Bylow, MD, all spoke about how the event raises awareness and how the funds will expand cancer research efforts. The event was also featured by CBS 58.
From the Green Bay Press Gazette — An article chronicled Greg Manteufel's treatment for capnocytophaga, a disease he contracted from his dog Ellie or another dog he came in contact with, and why he was susceptible to the bacteria. In the article, David Del Toro, MD, medical director for the inpatient rehab unit at Froedtert Hospital, talks about Greg's recovery and rehabilitation efforts after amputations of his left and right arms just below the elbow, and legs through the middle of the knee. This article was featured in multiple outlets, including:
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From The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — A series of stories features 414LIFE, an initiative that takes a public health approach to gun violence. The adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital launched Milwaukee’s first hospital-based violence interruption program, which provides medical support for 414LIFE. Terri deRoon-Cassini, MS, PhD, trauma psychologist at Froedtert Hospital, explains the role Froedtert & MCW health network plays in the 414LIFE program.
From CBS 58 — A beautiful story about the ups and downs, the unexpected and, ultimately, how others' support keeps Lina putting one foot in front of the other. Lina has triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer. The “triple negative” means her tumor tests negative for HER2 protein, and estrogen and progesterone receptors. Lina receives chemo at the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center at Drexel Town Square Health Center, where the nursing staff reminds me of angels — kind, caring, smart and amazingly encouraging through each treatment.
From Science Magazine — Is there a connection between our bodies’ nerves and cancer? Jennifer Knight, MD, medical director of the Psycho-Oncology Program and Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network weighs in on her observations with patients in this fascinating look at the research on this topic.
From healthleadersmedia.com — How does Froedtert Health accelerate intervention of patients in the early stages of clinical decline? By remotely monitoring every individual occupying a bed with a predictive analytics tool that pinpoints a patient's condition.
From Fox 6 — Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist with Froedtert & MCW Breast Care Center and MCW breast cancer researcher, is the lead investigator for a 5-year NIH grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute studying how to study unique genetic models of women who undergo radiation for breast cancer and determine who may be more at risk to heart damage.
From 102.9 THE HOG — Cardiothoracic surgeon David Joyce, MD, participated in an on-air interview on 102.9 THE HOG’s Bob & Brian morning show that focused on his background as a heart transplant surgeon, how the heart transplant process works and general awareness of both heart failure and organ donation.
From Fox 6 — A fundraising campaign was kicked off on Tuesday, Aug. 27, as part of an effort to build "A New Home for Healing," the first major capital campaign for Kathy’s House since its founding in 2001 — with a goal of at least $12 million.