Froedtert Health and Holy Family Memorial announced today the official start of their affiliation agreement. The agreement was initially announced on Jan. 6 of this year and closed at midnight on March 1. The finalized agreement calls for Froedtert Health to partner with Holy Family Memorial to deliver coordinated, high-quality, academic health care in Manitowoc County. Holy Family Memorial will operate as part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin network and will maintain its Catholic identity under the sole sponsorship of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Inc.
From BizTimes — Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers has opened its new behavioral health clinic on National Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side. The Froedtert & MCW health network has pledged $3.7 million to support the clinic.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director of infection prevention and control at Froedtert Hospital, explained some of the concerns medical professionals and scientists are grappling with now that the UK COVID-19 variant has been reported in Wisconsin.
From Fox 6 — The Wisconsin Hospital Association reports 412 people hospitalized for COVID-19, a number close to what we saw back in April. Michael Stadler, MD, chief medical officer at Froedtert Hospital, talked about the decrease and how there wasn't the post-holiday surge we expected.
The COVID-19 precautions we're taking appear to be having a second effect: Cases of flu are almost nonexistent
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director, infection prevention and control at Froedtert Hospital; associate chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Medical College of Wisconsin, explains that, while the dramatic decrease in influenza this season isn’t a surprise, it’s still a good idea to get your flu shots.
From WISN 12 — Being pregnant during a pandemic is a whole new level of worry. Thankfully, the Froedtert & MCW health network offers Babyscripts, a secure app integrated with a patient’s electronic health record.
From Today's TMJ4 — A $30,000 grant from The Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club/Run allowed MCW cardiovascular researcher Ze Zheng, PhD, to analyze data from hospitalized COVID-19 patients and discover that high cholesterol doubled a patient’s risk of death. This year, 100% of money raised from the annual run/walk will be devoted to COVID-related heart research.
From CBS 58 — Jennifer Jury McIntosh, DO, MS, OB/GYN, Froedtert & MCW Maternal Fetal Medicine Program and Medical College of Wisconsin associate professor, explains what science can tell us about the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women and emphasizes patients should feel comfortable having a conversation with their providers whenever they have questions.
From WISN 12 — 15,000 patients, 65 and older, who were contacted and then booked for an appointment across seven Froedtert & MCW health clinics, which opened on a snowy Tuesday.
New clinics focus on the lasting effects of COVID-19, including fatigue, muscle weakness, pain and loss of taste
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Julie Biller, pulmonologist and director for the Froedtert & MCW Post COVID-19 Care Program, talks about how the clinic brings together several specialties to manage the wide variety of symptoms that can linger after COVID-19.
WI DHS reports progress with vaccines, say weekly supply must ramp up to reach herd immunity by fall
From Today's TMJ4 — Jill Polzin, a registered nurse in the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center, shared her experience of getting her second COVID-19 vaccine yesterday and the importance of the vaccination for the safety of our patients.
Froedtert Health and Holy Family Memorial announced today that Froedtert Health will acquire, under the terms of an agreement between the two organizations, a majority membership interest in Holy Family Memorial. The finalized agreement calls for Froedtert Health to partner with Holy Family Memorial to deliver coordinated, high-quality, academic health care in Manitowoc County.
From MKE Lifestyle — B. Tucker Woodson, MD, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and sleep medicine specialist, Froedtert & MCW health network, addresses how the pandemic may impact your sleep.
Natalie's Everyday Heroes: Cardiac nurse shares personal experience with patients after receiving heart transplant of her own
From CBS 58 — Froedtert & MCW cardiac nurse Lauryl Schaffer was featured on CBS 58 as one of Natalie’s Everyday Heroes! Lauryl shared her heart transplant journey with the help of cardiologist Nunzio Gaglianello, MD.
From Medical Economics — Bradley Crotty, MD, MPH, chief digital engagement officer and internist at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network, sees the use of medical apps as a step along the road to making health care less of a transactional relationship between patient and physician.
From Business Insider — Joyce Sanchez, MD, medical director of the Froedtert & MCW Travel Health Clinic, talked about the importance of wearing a mask, including how a mask can protect you when you are standing in line or sitting on a plane.