From CBS 58 — First responders and medical facilities in Wauwatosa teamed up to practice their emergency preparedness plan ahead of the 2024 Republican National Convention. Emergency response crews practiced their training and communication with various law enforcement and outside agencies. The practice is aimed at providing all first responders with the tools needed to tackle worst case scenarios. This story was also covered by TMJ4, Spectrum News 1 and FOX 6.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Richelle Webb Dixon, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Froedtert Hospital, participated in a panel of more than 50 people who gathered to discuss the economic impact of domestic abuse and how employers can respond.
Froedtert Health and Ascension Wisconsin have signed an agreement that will allow Froedtert Health to purchase Ascension Wisconsin’s interest in Network Health, a provider of customized commercial and Medicare health insurance plans.
From the Milwaukee Business Journal — Network Health is launching a partnership with Gee's MKE Wellness Clinic, a free health care clinic within popular Gee’s Clippers barbershop in Milwaukee, to provide free health care and education to individuals in the community.
From Becker’s Health IT — Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health's venture arm, Inception Health, and Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health's venture arm, Ballad Ventures, backed a $2.5 million funding round for a senior housing and care solution platform.
Froedtert Hospital Announces $90,000 Scholarship Fund in Partnership with The University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Froedtert Hospital announced a $90,000 Froedtert Scholars fund for scholarships to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Froedtert Scholars is a 10-year program funding junior and senior undergraduate scholarships for the study of health-related fields.
From Becker's Health IT — Big Tech companies continue to assist health systems with their digital transformations. Froedtert Health was among nine collaborations from the past month.
From Chief Healthcare Executive — Cathy Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert, and Imran A. Andrabi, president and CEO of ThedaCare, both say the merger of the two systems offers the chance to expand healthcare options in Wisconsin’s underserved communities. They both stress that the two systems have long focused on closing disparities in outcomes among disadvantaged groups.
From HITconsultant.net — Inception Health, the innovation arm of the Froedtert & MCW health network, announced today that it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to advance the personalization of care and improve value to patients and communities served by the Froedtert & MCW health network. Through new services from within the Froedtert & MCW mobile application, patients are able to take steps to manage their health at their convenience, anywhere, anytime. This story also appeared on Wisconsin Health News.
From Becker’s Hospital Review — The Froedtert & MCW health network has tapped Xealth, a digital health platform, to enroll its employees into the Omada Health virtual care program. The Omada Health virtual care program is designed to help patients maintain a healthy weight to prevent diabetes. This story also appeared on Yahoo News.
From TMJ4 — Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, Froedtert & MCW pathologist, explained why sepsis is a medical emergency. He also outlined Froedtert & MCW clinical trials that evaluate a patient's risk for sepsis.
From Modern Healthcare — As Froedtert Health and ThedaCare inch closer to completing a merger that would create an 18-hospital chain in Wisconsin, their top leaders say the deal would enable the new health system to better weather a tough labor market.
From Fox6 — Jorge Saucedo, MD, cardiologist with the Froedtert & MCW health network, talked about dangers of AFib (atrial fibrillation) and its treatments.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, anesthesiologist at Froedtert Hospital, and professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is the current president of the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the country. One of his highest priorities as AMA President is advancing the AMA’s recovery plan for American physicians which looks to address physician burnout — especially in the wake of COVID — and reform parts of the healthcare system that may make it difficult to practice.
From Becker’s Hospital Review — Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health and Neenah-based ThedaCare, two Wisconsin health systems, have signed a definitive agreement to merge into an 18-hospital system. The organizations aim to launch the combined health system at the start of 2024, pending pre-closing conditions and board and regulatory approvals. This story was also covered by the Washington County Daily News, Modern Healthcare, InBusiness Madison, Urban Milwaukee, WBRC TV, WisBusiness, Fierce Healthcare and WTAQ/WLUK Radio.
Navigating Healthcare Mergers and Educational Partnerships: A Conversation with Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health
From Becker’s Healthcare Podcast — Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO,Froedtert Health, shares key facts about Milwaukee and Froedtert Health's impact on the community — discussing the decision-making process behind the merger with ThedaCare and the challenges of integrating health systems. As she approaches retirement, Cathy reflects on her leadership journey and its influence on her approach to leading.
Froedtert & MCW health network announces plans for community hospital, primary care clinic in Sheboygan
From WisBusiness — The Froedtert & MCW health network announced today plans to build a community hospital and attached medical office building at the intersection of Taylor Drive and Saemann Avenue in Sheboygan’s growing health care corridor. The 165,000-square-foot, four-story facility is expected to feature a 10-bed community hospital, 10-bed emergency department, imaging services (including X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and CT rooms with potential for MRI imaging), four operating rooms and outpatient clinical offices with exam and treatment rooms.
From BizTimes — Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO, Froedtert Health, reflects on the importance of learning and mentorship in her career.
From Becker's Hospital Review — Scott Hawig, executive vice president of finance; CFO and treasurer, Froedtert Health, was included in a list of top medical center chief financial officers.
From Spectrum News — Jason Liu, MD, emergency medicine physician, and Lisa Hass-Peters, RN, emergency preparedness coordinator, talked about how Froedtert Hospital and its adult Level I Trauma Center are starting to prepare for the 2024 Republican National Convention. This story also appeared on TMJ4.
From Milwaukee Magazine — Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers announced expansion plans for its South Side clinic and organizational headquarters, which is being supported in part by a major gift from Froedtert Health. The opening of the space, which will include a new pharmacy and expanded mental health services, is planned for fall 2024. This story also appeared in these news outlets.