From Fox 6 — 27-year-old Billy Schulz was given a 50/50 chance at survival after his coronavirus illness quickly took a scary turn. The treatment he received made a huge difference in his recovery. Doctors used an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine — or ECMO — to give his lungs a break. Schulz, who has no underlying medical conditions, showed signs of improvement, and after five-and-a-half days on the machine, he was taken off — nearly recovered.
From Fox 6 — Froedtert Hospital staff gave Fred, a 75-year-old resident of Milwaukee, a proper sendoff when he was released Tuesday, April 23, after being hospitalized with COVID-19 since April 4.
From Fox 6 — Roseann Gumina, MD, Froedtert & MCW OB/GYN, is reassuring women who are pregnant during this time of uncertainty. "A mother and baby's health is a top priority," she says.
Holy Family Memorial Medical Center (HFM) and Froedtert Health announced the organizations have entered into a letter of intent to provide health care services.
From CBS 58 — Health officials say more cases of COVID-19 are expected across the country. But what steps you should take, if you think you've become sick with the virus? Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, for says the symptoms of COVID-19 might not be so obvious.
From Fox 6 — Courtney Belot, a radiation therapist at Froedtert Hospital, designs and paints protective masks for young patients in need of radiation treatment.
From Today's TMJ4 — Recent estimates suggest about 1 million Americans suffer from multiple sclerosis. Ahmed Obeidat, MD, an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, called MS "one of the most common disabling diseases in young adults." He said roughly 21,000 people across Wisconsin have it.
From WTMJ AM620 — Awake surgery has been performed since the late 1950’s, but many people think the procedure is new. Froedtert Hospital performs approximately four awake surgeries each month.
From Fox 6 — Ronda Laue was moved to do breast self-exams because of Buddy Check 6 — a program FOX 6 is committed to and proud of. "I'm lucky, I'm one of the lucky ones. Buddy Check is my buddy, they're my buddy. I do Buddy Check with you guys on TV," said Laue. "I caught it really, really early. That's what saved me.” All because she took a moment in her chair to do the self-exam
From CBS 58 — Marc de Moya, MD, chief of trauma surgery, provided a thoughtful interview about our role as an Adult Level I Trauma Center and our preparedness for tragic events like the one that occurred at Molson Coors.
From Fox 6 — Dr. Mary Beth Graham, medical director, Froedtert & MCW Infection Prevention and Control ; associate chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Medical College of Wisconsin; recommends expert advice, including common sense.
From WTMJ AM620 — Neuropsychologists at Froedtert Hospital use the NeuroMapper with patients who remain awake during surgery to perform more sophisticated real-time testing in the operating room. The tests help surgeons avoid nearby healthy tissue while removing tumors.
West Bend Health Center donating obsolete materials and supplies to local non-profits at Feb. 25 event
West Bend, Wis. — West Bend-area non-profit organizations have been invited to "shop" for obsolete waiting room furniture, office furniture, storage cabinets, artwork, medical equipment and other items Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.
From WISN 12 — After receiving a liver transplant 15 years ago at Froedtert Hospital, she was inspired to become a transplant nurse. Heidi recently competed in the 2020 National Kidney Foundation Spotlight on Life event as its “Organ Donation Advocate,” and she won! She is currently waiting for a kidney transplant, and is passionate about educating people and raising awareness for organ donation. Transplant nephrologist Dr. Ehab Saad is also featured in the story.
From TechTarget — Buoy Health is an example of the growing popularity of self-triage tools. This one has a machine learning algorithm that takes online symptom checking to the next level. The article highlights Buoy Health's partnership with Inception Health and the implementation in the Froedtert & MCW health network.
From Spectrum News 1 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director, infection prevention and control, Froedtert Hospital; and associate chief, Division of Infectious Disease, MCW; explains how Influenza A strain is hitting the elderly and infants particularly hard during the flu season.
From Pharmacy Practice News — Meds-to-beds is a successful program reducing hospital readmissions. Froedtert Hospital’s meds-to-beds program has thrived since its inception in 2011. Jordan Spillane, PharmD, director of ambulatory pharmacy services; P.J. Lin, PharmD, the inpatient pharmacy manager; and Val Fredrickson, PharmD, the outpatient pharmacy manager; share insights into what it takes to launch and sustain an effective meds-to-beds program.
From Fox 6 — One of our patients, a young mother named Nicole, set up a Facebook page to find a living kidney donor and raise awareness for living donation. Ehab Saad, MD, Froedtert & MCW kidney tranplant specialist, also highlighted the need for, and importance of, living organ donation.