Doctors say more women are seeking treatment for 'long-haul' COVID-19. Some say more research is needed to know who's most affected.
From Wisconsin Public Radio — Julie Biller, MD, medical director of the Froedtert & MCW Post COVID-19 Care Program and pulmonologist with Froedtert & MCW health network, spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio about long-haul COVID-19 in response to a Mayo Clinic publication about post COVID-19 care.
Former GV Investors Launch Character, a New $ 30 Million Venture Capital Fund with an Investment Strategy Focused on Product Design
From 6park.news — Inception Health, the hub for the Froedtert & MCW health network’s digital health services, recently made an investment in the new Milwaukee-based venture capital fund Character. This investment helps to build the innovation and start-up reputation for Milwaukee while giving the Froedtert & MCW health network early access to some great new entrepreneurs and ideas.
From CBS 58 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director of infection prevention at Froedtert Hospital, discussed the differences in rising COVID-19 infection rates between now and this time last year.
From TMJ4 — Joyce Sanchez, MD, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, offered insights on testing and vaccination as health officials address efforts to fight the omicron variant of COVID-19.
Delta's resurgence has Wisconsin's hospitals full again, and health care workers are bracing for what the holidays will bring
From the Post Crescent — Michael Stadler, MD, chief medical officer at Froedtert Hospital, talked with the USA TODAY NETWORK about the rise in COVID-19 cases and an increasing number of patients who are seeking care that they put off during the height of the pandemic. Dr. Stadler also talked about the stress this puts on staff and his staff's resilience.
From WISN 12 — Our Post COVID-19 Care Program is helping individuals like Cynthia, a 27-year-old woman with complications from COVID-19. Individuals struggling with ongoing symptoms are referred by providers and have access to specialists with pulmonary, psychiatry, endocrine, hematology, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and ENT. Since its inception in January 2021, more than 500 individuals from 19 Wisconsin counties have been referred to the program.
From CBS 58 — A Wisconsin man on a mission to raise awareness for living organ donation stopped by Froedtert Hospital as he neared completion of his 1,600-mile donation awareness bike ride. Our Transplant Department showed up to welcome Mark, a living kidney donor, and cheer him on.
From WISN 12 — The concept of viewing and treating violence as a disease may be new to many, but not to Froedtert & MCW trauma surgeons. Marc de Moya, MD; David Milia, MD; and Libby Schroeder, MD, all trauma surgeons at Froedtert Hospital, shared their expertise on how to break the cycle of violence. This story was also covered on CBS 58, Fox6 and TMJ4.
From CBS 58 — As flu season begins, the medical community is concerned it will bring more stress on the health care system. Michael Stadler, MD, chief medical officer at Froedtert Hospital, emphasized, now more than ever, as the pandemic continues to impact our community it is critical for everyone to get the annual flu shot.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Demetrios Douros, MD, orthopaedic specialist at the Froedtert & MCW Sports Medicine Center, discussed the AC joint injury suffered by Green Bay's Jaire Alexander during the Oct. 3 game. Dr. Douros also explained the levels of severity and recovery time.
Fourteen primary care providers who have been practicing in the Sheboygan area for many years will join the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network in November. The providers will practice in locations in Manitowoc, Mequon, Plymouth, Port Washington, Sheboygan and West Bend, with plans for the physicians to return to the Plymouth and Sheboygan area in 2023.
From CBS 58 — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is partnering with community organizations to offer free flu clinics in the city of Milwaukee to anyone over the age of 18. Locations include the Jewish Community Pantry, Journey House and United Methodist Children's Services. Please call 414-777-4893 for more information about these clinics.
From CBS 58 — Froedtert Hospital President and MRMC Board Chair Eric Conley and leadership from the City of Wauwatosa and Milwaukee Regional Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Wauwatosa's most complete street. On campus, 87th Street has undergone construction to transform the thoroughfare into a road easily navigated by pedestrians, cyclists, buses and cars alike. It is now the City of Wauwatosa's most complete street - with dedicated spaces for each of these modes of transportation to easily and safely operate in.
From MobiHealthNews — Froedtert & MCW health network was an early adopter and investor in Xealth, a digital health prescribing platform to better connect patients with their care givers. In 2020, more than 15,000 patients signed up and engaged in digital therapeutics for conditions such as diabetes, behavioral health and pregnancy.
From WUWM — WUWM is asking people to share their experiences getting through it all in a series called “Pandemic Reflections.” The hope is that individual takeaways resonate and perhaps impart wisdom in difficult times. In this installment, Milwaukee Municipal Judge Derek Mosley, a kidney transplant recipient who faced a 12-day battle with COVID-19 last year in the ICU at Froedtert Hospital, vividly remembers a crucial moment in the ICU when a doctor called him from inside the hospital and told him his health had hit a precarious stage.
From CBS 58 — For the second year, Froedtert is offering drive-thru flu clinics in Menomonee Falls, West Bend and New Berlin. The annual flu vaccination is an important step in protecting one’s health, and in the current COVID environment this becomes even more true. This was also covered by Fox 6, and CBS 58 covered it a second time.
From TMJ4 — Rahul Nanchal, MD, critical care provider in the Intensive Care Unit at Froedtert Hospital, explains how the Froedtert & MCW health network’s Post COVID-19 Care Program is helping people like Abigail and Mike who suffer ongoing symptoms from the virus.
From Spectrum News 1 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, explains why the COVID-19 vaccine is still a safe and effective way to protect ourselves and others around us, and clarifies how the body’s immune system responds to COVID-19 versus the body’s immune response to the vaccine.
From Healthcare Innovation — At the OnRamp Healthcare Conference, Mike Anderes, P.T., M.B.A., chief innovation and digital health officer for Froedtert Health and president of Inception Health; Brad Crotty, M.D., chief digital engagement officer for the Froedtert &MCW health network and the chief medical officer for Inception Health; and Erica Smith, PharmD, director of the enterprise care coordination team, discussed the Inception Health team's progress in deploying digital tools for 29 different conditions. The Froedtert & MCW health network created Inception Health six years ago and built a multidisciplinary team to collaborate with innovative companies to develop and scale up digital solutions across the health network.
From TMJ4 — Joseph Bovi, MD, radiation oncologist, and Christopher J. Schultz, MD, FACR, FASTRO, radiation oncologist and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, developed the NIMBLE app last year. Dr. Bovi talks about how NIMBLE helps patients with cancers that spread from one part of the body to the brain. Providers are able to speed up decision-making and provide more timely care for critically ill patients.