ThedaCare and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin announce partnership to expand access to the most advanced levels of care
From TMJ4 — The United States crossed a major milestone: Conducting its one millionth organ transplant. Evan Williams is grateful to be one of that million. Last year he received a phone call that saved his life. "All of a sudden I saw Froedtert [Hospital] calling and so I answered the phone and it was the Transplant Team saying, 'Hey, Evan, we found a match for you,'" said Williams.
Ian Schwartz, MD, named executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Froedtert & MCW health network
Without a single cut, lung valve procedure helps emphysema patients breathe easier. The only problem: Not enough people know about it
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — About two years ago, John McLees' lungs had become so badly damaged that he could barely get from one side of his small condo to the other without feeling like he'd just finished an intense workout. McLees' doctors at Froedtert & MCW presented him with a option that wouldn't require a single cut and could easily be reversed if it didn't work. Jonathan Kurman, MD, interventional pulmonologist explained how bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) works and how it helps patients with COPD or emphysema.
From the Milwaukee Business Journal — Froedtert Health provided an exclusive tour of the renovated Froedtert Bluemound Campus facility to the Milwaukee Business Journal. The location includes the Froedtert Bluemound Rehabilitation Hospital and a pharmacy, as well as the Froedtert Bluemound Clinics that include dermatology and the Mohs Surgery Clinic.
From CBS 58 — Andres Gonzalez, vice president and chief diversity officer at Froedtert Health, talked about the Project Search program and its positive effects on the community.
From WUWM 89.7 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, medical director of infection prevention and control for Froedtert Hospital, joined the Lake Effect show to share more about monkeypox symptoms, prevention methods and vaccination availability.
From medicalexpress.com — In a retrospective, observational study, Bradley H. Crotty, M.D., M.P.H., internal medicine physician, and his Froedtert & MCW colleagues examined the activation of a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program for COVID-19. They determined the remote program is associated with a lower likelihood of hospitalization and shorter length of stay.
From Spectrum News 1 — In just about two years, the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network will be home to the first location where proton therapy will be available to Wisconsinites battling cancer. Christopher Schultz, MD, FACR, FASTRO, chair and professor in the department of radiation oncology, spoke with Spectrum News 1 about this more advanced and targeted way to treat patients with cancer.
From Fox6 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, FIDSA, FACP, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, talked to Fox6 about the uptick in COVID-19 cases and new strains we're seeing in our community.
COVID-19 patients using remote monitoring portal had 32 percent lower hospitalization rate, study shows
From WPR — Bradley Crotty, MD, chief digital engagement officer for Froedtert Health, spoke with WPR about a study where 5,363 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 logged on to a remote patient-monitoring program via their computers or a mobile phone app.
From WPR — Olushola Akinshemoyin Vaughn, MD, Froedtert & MCW dermatologist, spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio listeners about the importance of sun protection and skin cancer screenings.
From Fox 6 — Jerry Hawyer is back to doing the things he loves in life after deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment for essential tremor at the Froedtert & MCW Neuroscience Institute. Ryan Brennan, DO, Jerry’s neurologist, explains how a small device implanted in Jerry's brain greatly improved the quality of his life.
From Spectrum News 1 — Edit Olasz, MD, PhD, Froedtert & MCW dermatologist, encourages everyone to wear sunscreen year round. She said it not only protects skin from a sunburn but also dark spots, early aging and even skin cancer.
From WUWM 98.7 — For many LGBTQ couples, the path to parenthood is different than for heterosexual parents. For Jake and Nick, they went to the Gestational Carrier Program, which is a part of the Froedtert & MCW Reproductive Medicine Center, to help start their family.
From neurologylive.com — Ahmed Z. Obeidat, MD, PhD, led a discussion with neurologists about managing multiple sclerosis (MS) using telemedicine during COVID-19.
From TMJ 4 — Representatives for Froedtert & MCW health network said jobs that are in demand right now are medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, patient access service reps and clinic techs.
From Fox 6 — Milwaukee's Strain for the Brain Run/Walk took place Sunday, June 5, honoring individuals living with a brain tumor, those who lost the fight and the many people who love them. "It’s bringing families and patients together to realize they are not alone in this battle," said Jennifer Connelly, MD, Froedtert & MCW neuro-oncologist.
From Spectrum News 1 — Instead of a scalpel, sound pulses are now being used to treat liver cancer. It's potentially groundbreaking technology, with a national clinical trial happening in Wisconsin. Amanda Smolock, MD, PhD, a Froedtert & MCW vascular and interventional radiologist talked about the non-invasive therapy, called histotripsy. By using focused sound waves, the technology targets tumors in the liver.