May 2011 Volume 16, Issue 2 FROEDTERT HOSPITAL PRESIDENT/CEO
William D. Petasnick EDITOR
Kathleen McCann CONTRIBUTORS
Nicole Abraham, BSN, RN, CLC John Balzer William Bradley, MD Lisa Brzezinski Debbie Cunningham Malgorzata Franczak, MD John Hijjawi, MD, FACS
Marilynn Klemstein, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Lauren Kosinski, MD Maggie Lausten
John LoGiudice, MD Mary Otterson, MD, MS Lilani Perera, MD Janet Rader, MD Mike Ribar, ATC, PES Mark Rusch, PhD Nora Sale Alonzo Walker, MD B. Tucker Woodson, MD Sarah Zangerle, RD, CD
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WILLIAM D. PETASNICK President and CEO, Froedtert Hospital
College of Wisconsin who make up the Froedtert medical staff have expertise in dozens of specialties. Our model fosters multi-disciplinary care delivery and enables us to meet care needs from routine to rare. That excellence was again acknowledged recently when Froedtert Hospital was ranked first in the Milwaukee metro area in US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” metropolitan area guide, and was recognized for 11 medical specialties.
M Meeting diverse care needs for a growing number of patients
requires a large physical space. Our campus and facilities have grown over time, to meet capacity needs that increased as more patients chose Froedtert, as new services were developed and added, and as research became more integrated in care delivery settings. With everything we have to offer, navigating our campus can be confusing. We want our patients to feel welcome and to make access to care as easy as possible. We are investing in improved signage and wayfinding on campus. Our interior and exterior signs will be upgraded and our friendly volunteers and staff members will continue to be on hand to help you find your way when needed.
Our care offerings continue to grow and change. In this issue,
you can learn more about the work we are doing to make sure that patients with symptoms of dementia receive the correct diagnosis and care. You can also learn about the unique care model that helps patients with severe irritable bowel disease get back to normal sooner and the research project that we hope will help improve ovarian cancer survival rates by matching individual patients with the right medications for the best possible outcomes.
As health care grows and changes, we are continuing to focus on you, our patient, and how we can best meet your individual needs.
any of our patients choose Froedtert Hospital for the breadth and depth of care we offer as an academic medical center. The nearly 700 physicians from the Medical
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Growing and Changing, We Remain Focused on Patients
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