Froedtert Hospital

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Froedtert Hospital, (pronounced "fray-dert"), located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a teaching hospital and an ACS verified Level I adult trauma center, one of two such facilities in Wisconsin. Froedtert is the primary teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), where MCW students and residents receive their clinical education. Froedtert is licensed for 655 beds. Froedtert is located on the grounds, which is a consortium of 6 health care institutions.

Froedtert is a transplant center, performing heart, lung, kidney, liver, and pancreas transplants. Froedtert was the first hospital in Wisconsin and was the second academic hospital in the US to be primary stroke center certified by The Joint Commission. The Eye Institute is located at Froedtert Hospital and manages all serious types of eye conditions. It is also nationally ranked in the areas of Endocrinology and Respiratory Disorders.

History

Froedtert, founded as Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital opened on September 29, 1980, and was named after Kurtis Froedtert, the Milwaukee businessman who donated $11 million to found the hospital after his death in 1951.

The year of Froedtert's opening, it functioned as a "half-service" hospital, sharing operations with nearby Milwaukee County Hospital, renamed the John L. Doyne Hospital. In 1995,...
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