University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – March 20, 2017

At the Top

Corrine Jones, MS, CCC-SLP’s TEDxUWMadison talk has been added to You Tube. Her talk, Swallowing with Parkinson’s, has already had 1,688 views. Corrine is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the Neuroscience Training Program and Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist with a specific focus in evaluation of swallowing disorders, and her research examines early, sub-clinical changes in voice and swallowing function in patients with Parkinson disease. Learn more at:

Clinical Achievement

UW Health has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as one of eight private and public healthcare systems in the U.S. to be HA-VTE Prevention Challenge Champions. Healthcare-associated venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) is a blood clot occurring as a result of hospitalization, surgery, or other healthcare treatment or procedure, and it affects approximately 450,000 Americans each year. The HHS/CDC’s 2015 HA-VTE Prevention Challenge identified hospitals and hospital systems that have implemented effective and innovative VTE prevention strategies. UW Health saw a significant reduction in post-operative events between 2008 and 2010 as a result of VTE prevention efforts. We appreciate the lifesaving work done by everyone in the department to prevent deadly blood clots.


The School of Medicine and Public Health Tenure track Promotions Committee announced the promotion of Luis Fernandez, MD, Transplantation, to the rank of Professor. Dr. Fernandez directs the UWHC Liver Transplant Program as well as the Live Donor Liver Transplant Program. Congratulations to Dr. Fernandez for this well-deserved promotion.

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Mahgen Kruse, PA-C (General)
“Mahgen was wonderful and amazing in the care of my injury. She understood my concerns and needs and addressed them. She was so sweet.”

Luis Fernandez, MD (Transplant)
“I was very satisfied with Dr. Fernandez. He took the time to answer all of my questions and explained everything thoroughly. He was very pleasant.”

Ellen Reyerson, CPNP (Pediatrics)
“Ellen Reyerson is amazing at what she does and she should continue to provide the quality of care for her patients and their families. Thank you Ellen for everything that you do!”