Nursing Care Receives the Highest Honor
something that patients at Froedtert Health Froedtert Hospital already know: the quality of nursing care is excellent. The hospital again achieved ANCC’s Magnet Recognition®
the American Nurses Credentialing , an
honor that only about 6 percent of hospitals nationwide have received. Froedtert Hospital first attained Magnet designation in 2006.
“In a Magnet hospital, nursing excellence is reflected in patient outcomes,” said Kathleen Bechtel, MSN, RN, NEA-BC,
vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Froedtert Hospital. “The research describes associations between Magnet hospitals and higher levels of patient satisfaction with their nursing care, and fewer hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and falls during hospitalization,” she said. “These outcomes are examples of the impact of quality nursing care.”
The Magnet Recognition® program evaluated the hospital on 64 different criteria. “You really have to
prove that you deserve to be considered among the best in the nation,” said Julie Gruver, BSN, RN, Magnet program manager at Froedtert Hospital.
“The ANCC commended us on our level of direct care nurse participation in organizational decision-making,
nurses addressing complex ethical issues, innovations in nursing practice and nursing research,” Bechtel said. “These mean that nurses are deeply involved in improving care for the patients. When you’re a patient at a Magnet hospital, the energy, commitment and engagement of the nurses are reflected in the care that you receive.” n
Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Program Helps Solve “Guy Problems”
and Sexual Health Program of Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, which provides highly individualized treatment for conditions ranging from infertility to erectile dysfunction to testicular masses.
w “Tests determined that Joe had a common condition called n JAy sAnDlow, MD
non-obstructive azoospermia, where the body produces very few sperm,” said Jay Sandlow, MD, a Medical College of Wisconsin reproductive medicine physician and urologist who is fellowship- trained in male infertility. The team’s embryologists were able to extract small numbers of sperm through a microsurgery called microTESE. The team’s reproductive endocrinologists worked with Keryn, who had in-vitro fertilization (IVF), wherein an egg is fertilized outside the body and then implanted. It was successful, and the couple’s daughter, Kasey, was born in 2006. The couple utilized the frozen sperm, culled from the same procedure, to become pregnant again via IVF. Their daughter, Hailey, was born in 2009.
n the GhAli fAMily In addition to fertility-related treatment such as vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, the program also
treats sexual health issues such as testicular pain, erectile dysfunction, male menopause/hypogonadism, premature ejaculation, Peyronie’s disease and testicular masses.
“A big obstacle is that men often put off seeking treatment for sexual dysfunction,” said Jon Pryor, MD,
MBA, a Medical College of Wisconsin urologist who is fellowship-trained in andrology and a specialist in treating male sexual dysfunction. “We’re sensitive, respectful and, most importantly, we’ve seen it all before, many times. This is a place men can feel confident they’re in good hands.”
To learn more about the Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Program, visit froedtert.com/menshealth
. To make an appointment, call 414-805-3666 or 800-272-3666. n
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hen Joe and Keryn Ghali tried to start a family, they – like many couples – struggled with getting pregnant. Joe sought the help of the Men’s Reproductive
Center (ANCC) recently confirmed
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