Froedtert sys­tem part­ners with Cleve­land Clinic

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Michael San­dler

The Froedtert & the Med­i­cal Col­lege of Wis­con­sin sys­tem hopes to boost its car­dio­vas­cu­lar pro­gram by part­ner­ing with the Cleve­land Clinic.

Froedtert Hospi­tal, an aca­demic med­i­cal cen­ter based in Mil­wau­kee, is the only hospi­tal in the Badger State to join the Cleve­land Clinic Heart and Vas­cu­lar In­sti­tute as an af­fil­i­ate mem­ber, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease an­nounc­ing the af­fil­i­a­tion.

Doc­tors and pa­tients at Froedtert & MCW will have ac­cess to new treat­ments and tech­nolo­gies, and will col­lab­o­rate on med­i­cal re­search with the Cleve­land Clinic.

A year ago, Cleve­land be­gan as­sess­ing what car­dio­vas­cu­lar ser­vices were avail­able in south­east­ern Wis­con­sin. The clinic re­viewed Froedtert & MCW’s heart pro­gram and looked at per­son­nel, poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, out­comes and fa­cil­i­ties. The Wis­con­sin sys­tem’s heart and vas­cu­lar pro­gram opened in Oc­to­ber.

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