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Cleveland Clinic, Froedtert to collaborate on heart health

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Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, the flagship building  of  Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Cleveland Clinic and Milwaukee-based Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital are joining forces on cardiovascular care in the upper Midwest. It’s part of a national trend in which internationally famous systems such as the Cleveland and Johns Hopkins are collaborating with regional hospitals.

The idea is to let the smaller organizations  remain independent while working together on best practices in patient care, outcomes measurement, quality reporting and clinical research. Cleveland Clinic and Froedtert will focus on heart-care treatments and protocols through the new partnership.

“We have a strong cardiovascular program, and this relationship will help us take it to the next level,” Michael Cinquegrani, M.D., director of Froedtert & MCW heart and vascular services, said.  “The best get better by collaborating and learning from each other. Joining our Medical College Physicians group with a proven national performer will accelerate our progress toward having a world-class heart program here in Milwaukee to benefit people throughout the region.”

Froedtert is the first hospital in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest to become an affiliate member of Cleveland Clinic’s world-famous Heart & Vascular Institute.

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