Froedtert Tops State in Organ Transplant Survival Rates
According to data released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Transplant Center had the highest three-year solid organ transplant patient survival rates in Wisconsin from 2010-2012, according to a press release from Froedtert. The data, which are the latest available, showed Froedtert & MCW program’s three-year patient survival rates all exceeded the national average:
- Heart 100% (national average 84.25%)
- Lung 100% (national average 68.84%)
- Liver 97.30% (national average 82.22%)
- Kidney Deceased Donor 96.72% (national average 91.08%)
- Kidney Living Donor 98.39% (national average 95.71%)
“Transplant is the ultimate multidisciplinary endeavor,” said Johnny Hong, MD, director of the Froedtert & MCW Transplant Center. “The combined expertise of physicians and others on the transplant teams paves the way for exceptional patient survival rates, with more than a dozen specialties that play a critical role in successful transplantation. This data highlights the commitment we make to our patients every single day.”
To accommodate the growth of its solid organ transplant program, the Froedtert & MCW health network recently opened an expanded transplant center in the new Froedtert & MCW Center for Advanced Care. The new, larger clinic united the adult transplant services and multidisciplinary teams of physicians and staff in one location. A new, state-of-the-art transplant intensive care unit was also added.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin. It comprises eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; and Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, and St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend. The health network also includes more than 2,000 physicians across 25 primary and specialty clinical locations representing the collaboration of Wisconsin’s largest multispecialty physician practice with a community-based physician group. The network’s three hospitals have 781 staffed beds, nearly 40,000 annual admissions and more than 900,000 annual outpatient visits. Froedtert & MCW network physicians have more than 700,000 annual patient visits at its health centers and clinics.