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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.

Quality Health Solutions Changes Name

June 03 - Quality Health Solutions, a consortium of Wisconsin health systems and physician practices forming an accountable care organization, changed its name to Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin. Milwauke Journal Sentinel

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin named to 100 Top Hospitals List

Mar. 04 - For the second consecutive year, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital has been named to the 2014 100 Top Hospitals list released annually by Truven Health Analytics. Froedtert Hospital is one of 15 Major Teaching Hospitals on a list that classifies hospitals as Major Teaching Hospitals, Teaching Hospitals, and Large, Medium and Small Community Hospitals.

MCW Joins Multi-State Network to Share Electronic Medical Record Data for Research

Feb 6 - MCW is one of 10 medical centers joining to create the Greater Plains Collaborative, a multi-state network that will build a data set from electronic medical records that will be used to contribute to new research in the fields of breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Business Journal, & BizTimes

Hospital Introduces Measures to Reduce Patient Readmissions

Feb 6 - A Wisconsin Hospital Association report finds that state hospitals have made progress on quality initiatives. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Joins Clinical Research Network

Feb 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of three Wisconsin academic health systems that received a combined $1.5 million through the Affordable Care Act to participate in a comparative clinical-effectiveness research network in the Midwest. Milwaukee Business Journal

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Maureen Mack
Director of Media Relations
(414) 955-4744 (Office)
(414) 750-5266 (Cell)
media@mcw.edu

Richard N. Katschke
Associate Vice President
(414) 955-4748
rkatschk@mcw.edu

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