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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin makes list of top health systems

May 7- The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network’s three hospitals have been collectively recognized as one of the top 20 medium size health systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics, an independent firm that evaluates hospitals and health systems.

Ramirez Family Foundation pledges $1 million to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs

Mar. 26 - The Agustin A. Ramirez, Jr., Family Foundation has pledged $1 million dollars to launch the Ramirez Lean Scholars Program, a joint initiative between the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) aimed at training a new generation of scholars in Lean healthcare management techniques.

Science Café series to be held at Milwaukee Public Library

Feb. 26 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location that are free and open to the public. The theme of the 2015 series is “Focus on Health Disparities in Overall Health Outcomes,” and topics will include depression, oral health disparities, cancer survivorship, and unique stressors facing young adults with cancer.

Researcher to investigate effective health information technology implementation

Nov. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate the use of technology to improve patient and family-centered care and engagement.

Grant to fund evaluation of breast cancer treatment reporting

Oct. 30 - MCW has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care. Wauwatosa Now

Drs. Atallah and Flynn Receive $3.4 Million NCI Grant to Study Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Oct. 20 - Dr. Ehab Atallah and Kathryn Flynn, PhD received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia. Biz Times

MCW researchers to investigate the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

Oct. 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin ranked #1 hospital in Milwaukee

July 17 - US News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list ranks Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital the number one hospital in Milwaukee, and one of the two top hospitals in Wisconsin. BizTimes

Zablocki VA Ranks Better than Peers for Patient Satisfaction, Wait Times

June 23 - A front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article notes that the Zablocki VA Medical Center rates higher than its peers for patient satisfaction and wait times. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Quality of Campus Healthcare Cited as Milwaukee Attribute

June 18 - Metroparent Milwaukee lists 10 reasons to raise kids in the Milwaukee area. One reason cited is the quality of healthcare provided by Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Metroparent Milwaukee

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranks among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

June 10 - U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in all 10 specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This ranking is just one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation.

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