From healthcareitnews.com — Mental health is widely recognized as an important, yet undertreated, facet of whole person health. Unmanaged chronic conditions and financial stress mixed with increasing rates of pandemic-induced anxiety and depression from social isolation has created the perfect storm for mental health issues to compound exponentially. Providers and employers have taken notice of this coming need and are offering mental health and wellness applications at an increasing rate, but quantity does not always mean quality. How do we quantify what treatments and tools are actually working?
From 620WTMJ Radio — Many communities and businesses are asking people to wear masks outside, in public and while shopping. So how do masks protect all of us? Mary Beth Graham, MD, infectious disease specialist with the Froedtert & MCW health network, talks about the benefits of wearing a mask during the coronavirus pandemic.
Reflecting the growth of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital, two executives have been promoted and one executive has joined Froedtert Hospital to lead eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center into the future.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Froedtert Hospital announced that two executives have been promoted and one executive has joined Froedtert for the roles of chief medical officer, president and chief operating officer. This story was also covered by the Milwaukee BizTimes and The Waukesha Freeman.
‘It's a sign of humanity': Shorewood becomes first Milwaukee area community to require face masks in public buildings
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Brady McIntosh, MD, an emergency physician at Froedtert Hospital, said The Lancet Journal recently compiled the results of 172 studies across 16 countries and determined that face masks resulted in "a large reduction in the risk of infection."
Heading out to celebrate this holiday weekend? “Don’t let your guard down” says infectious disease specialist
From 620WTMJ Radio — Joyce Sanchez, MD, infectious disease specialist at Froedtert & MCW health network, offered tips to ensure a safe holiday weekend and summer!
From Fortune Magazine — Froedtert Hospital was named as one of the 15 Top Major Teaching Hospitals in the country.
From CBS 58 — Coronavirus can affect people of all shapes, sizes, colors, ages and races. It presents itself in many forms, from a fever to critical breathing complications. Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist John Fangman, MD, explains that we need more time to investigate the long-term impacts.
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