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Mainstay clerk celebrates 50 years of reliability at UW Hospital

September 9, 2014

The Neurosciences ICU on the fourth floor of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is normally a hushed and darkened spot. It’s kept that way for the comfort of patients, who have recently survived brain surgery, stroke or some manner of head trauma. But on a Thursday in May, there was an uncharacteristic party going in the employee break room. It was a celebration of health unit clerk Sharon Dickey’s 50th anniversary at the hospital.

Thriving, rather than surviving, is key to winning winter

February 13, 2014

After months of cold temperatures, cloudy days and snow, it’s no wonder that many of us think bears have the right idea during the winter.

Junior Cal Melberg becomes ‘the match’

February 12, 2014

After attending a Be the Match bone marrow donor registration event on campus last May, UW–Madison junior Cal Melberg knew his chances of ever being matched were slim. Then, in September, he got the call.

Whose ER response is better? Medical faculty, residents compete in ‘Sim Wars’

July 1, 2013

In one room of the simulated emergency department, Assistant Professor of Medicine Mary Westergaard futilely applies chest compressions to a child manikin. The script says the boy hasn’t had a pulse since he arrived in the Med Flight helicopter and that gray matter leaking from his brain indicates a severe head injury.

UW Health reaches out to Ethiopian hospital

March 5, 2013

A frilly pink dress made its way from Bay View, near Milwaukee, to Addis Ababa just in time for a very sick Ethiopian toddler, dressed as a fairy princess, to celebrate Christmas in the hospital. The story of the pink princess dress is one about the University of Wisconsin’s reach across the state, and around the globe.