From Fox 6 — Construction for the new Kathy’s House site has begun. Kathy’s House provides housing for out-of-town patients and their families receiving care at Milwaukee-area hospitals, including Froedtert Hospital. In 2018, more than 90 percent of Kathy’s House’s 1,500 guests were patients or family members referred by the Froedtert & MCW health network. The new House is expected to open next year. This story also appeared in these media outlets.
Froedtert & MCW health network expands digital health options for pregnant patients with Babyscripts and Xealth
From Wisconsin Public Radio — Dianne Smetana, cancer patient, and her doctor, James P. Thomas, MD, PhD, hematologist/oncologist at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center, discuss making the difficult decision whether to forego cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Fox 6 — The stress and anxiety all of us feel at times during the pandemic and times of social unrest can interfere with what we do and how we function says Terri A. deRoon-Cassini, Ph.D., M.S., director of the Froedtert & MCW Trauma Psychology Program; co-director, Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project at Froedtert Hospital; and associate professor, Medical College of Wisconsin.
From Today's TMJ4 — Julie Biller, MD, pulmonologist with Froedtert Hospital and professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, explains the overall benefits to wearing masks in public as our community opens back up.
From Spectrum News 1 — Laura Cassidy, an epidemiologist with the Medical College of Wisconsin, was quoted in a story about another clarification from the World Health Organization about how COVID-19 could be spreading.
From Today's TMJ4 — 50-year-old Les Wilbert is back at home after spending 24 days in Froedtert Hospital, fighting coronavirus. After going in and out of the hospital with a fever and COVID-19 symptoms, he could no longer breathe well. He explains, "I was short of breath, I couldn’t hardly talk." To combat COVID-19, doctors put him on an ECMO machine and added an experimental blood filter. The device filtered molecules that caused inflammation out of his blood. He is one of three patients at the hospital to fully recover after this therapy.
From WISN 12 — Staff at Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital got a sweet treat from the Milwaukee Bucks. Bucks President Peter Feigin said the team wanted to donate the ice cream left at Fiserv Forum to treat hospital workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
From Fox 6 — For the first time in roughly three weeks, Linda Wilson stepped outside. She left Froedtert Hospital on Monday, May 25, after recovering from the coronavirus and calls her healthcare team angels.
From The Nurse Keith Show — In a special coronavirus episode of this nursing career podcast, Nurse Keith interviews Sue Huerta, PhD, MS, RN, and Mary Beth Graham, MD, FIDSA, FACP, regarding how Froedtert & MCW health network organization to COVID-19 from the onset of the pandemic, and how they will move into the future of this new normal in which we find ourselves.
From spectrumnews1.com — Makayla Emmer, RD, CD, registered clinical dietician with the Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert Hospital, joined Spectrum News1 WI to talk about some healthier food options and how to begin cutting meat from your diet.
From aha.org — Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, and chair of the American Hospital Association’s Changing Workforce Task Force, explains how developing new strategic thought on the future of health care workforce will improve care, motivate and re-skill staff and modernize processes and business models that reflect the shift toward providing the r
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network shows improved mental health markers using SilverCloud and Xealth
From Fox 6 — Judge Derek Mosley got to catch up in person for the first time with Christin Lissmann, the Froedtert Hospital ICU nurse who saw him through frightening moments.
From USA Today — Experts from around the country, including Mary Beth Graham, MD, director of infection prevention and control at Froedtert Hospital, discuss whether wearing gloves in public protects you from transmission of COVID-19 virus.
From Fox 6 — Dr. Mary Beth Graham, the director of infection prevention and control at Froedtert Hospital, weighs in on wearing masks when we leave the house.
From Wisconsin Public Radio — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director of infection prevention and control, comments on patients infected with COVID-19 who will be treated with Remdesivir at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee as part of a nationwide study of its effectiveness.
From Today's TMJ4 — This week, Froedtert & MCW facilities implemented universal face covering requirement for all patients. Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director of infection prevention and control at Froedtert Hospital, associate chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at MCW, explains why masks reduce the spread of COVID-19.
From Milwaukee Magazine — Jodi Sklar is a housekeeper at Froedtert Hospital. In addition to her daily responsibilities of cleaning and disinfecting patient rooms, she has stepped in as "surrogate family member" and provide extra TLC for patients when visitors aren’t allowed.