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.
From BizTimes — Milwaukee native Annamarie Strehlow, 31, took the women’s overall Olympic-distance title at Milwaukee’s USA Triathlon in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 58 seconds. Strehlow, a Froedtert & MCW physical therapist, was recognized last year as one of BizTimes’ Notable Heroes.
Milwaukee — Froedtert Health is requiring staff and providers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1, 2021. This includes Froedtert & MCW Holy Family staff and all vendors, students, volunteers and others employed by or for Froedtert Health. We join many other health systems around southeast Wisconsin and the U.S.
From CBS 58 — Gun violence in Milwaukee continues to skyrocket, with nonfatal shootings up nearly 35 percent compared to this time last year. Most gunshot victims are brought to Froedtert Hospital, the only adult level one trauma center in southeastern Wisconsin.
From 96.5 WKLH FM — Angel Villarreal, Froedtert Hospital security officer, will leave soon for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Villarreal is an official for the sport of boxing, serving as a technical specialist, making sure the judges are following the rules and regulations. In a separate interview with Today's TMJ4 Angel reflected on how his 36 years at Froedtert Hospital has helped prepare him for the Olympics.
From CBS 58 — A new night market is coming to Milwaukee's downtown Deer District. The event, presented by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, will support minority-owned businesses, and supply the community with healthy, locally-produced food, and support and develop small food businesses. The Milwaukee Record and Spectrum News 1 also reported on the story.
From Becker’s Hospital Review — Froedtert & MCW health network was one of the nine health systems named to the 2021 Disability Equality Index's best places to work for disability inclusion. The index is jointly determined by the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN. The companies determined the winners from a list of 319 companies that completed the Disability Equality Index assessment.
Deer District Market presented by the Froedtert & MCW health network coming to the plaza at Fiserv Forum
From WISN 12 — Mike Berry, who almost died from COVID-19, is happy to finally be home after spending six months at Froedtert Hospital. Jay Patel, MD, pulmonary and critical care physician, and Arika Monka, his CVICU Nurse, talked about the care he received and how it felt to see him go home.