University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – October 31, 2016

At the Top

Springer Publisher recently released the 2nd Edition of “Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery.” Peter Nichol, MD, PhD, associate professor, was an associate editor on the book. Peter Mattei, MD, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is the editor. Congratulations and thanks to Dr. Nichol for recognition of his expertise in pediatric surgery, as well as his hard work editing this updated and expanded new edition.


The audiology clinic recently received all new audiometers, immittance bridges, software, computers, and a server to help the audiologists complete their week efficiently and effectively. Both AFCH and CSC received this new equipment, which will ultimately allow audiological evaluations to be downloaded directly into Healthlink in approximately six months. This phase 1 of the project involved replacing all existing equipment, devising a new report format, installing new computers, setting up a new server, and downloading present records into a new software system. Many thanks to Kathy Brewer, MS, CCC-A, for coordinating this project on behalf of the Audiology Clinics, and to Paul Vreugdenhil for his work in managing the software vendors and overseeing the technology needs of this project, which has been more than two years in the making. Nice work!

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Anthony D’Alessandro, MD (Transplant):
“Dr. D’Alessandro is always pleasant and always had a smile on his face. He genuinely cares about his patients. Any questions I had he took his time in answering and explaining in a way I understood. He made me feel comfortable in a way I knew I was getting the right care I needed. He is a very good doctor and surgeon; anyone would be proud to have him as their surgeon.”

Dai Yamanouchi, MD, PhD (Vascular):
“Great doctor! Everyone at UW was great!”

Bradley Manning, MD (Plastic):
“It was the best care I could receive. Dr. Manning is outstanding and his staff is too.”

Partners in Giving

The Partners in Giving Coordinating Committee set a goal to attain a 20% participation rate among UWSMPH employees this year during the 2016 Partners in Giving campaign. The committee reports that after Week 3 of the campaign, the department sits at a 12% participation rate. Thank you to everyone who donated so far. The campaign runs through November 30.

Please support the Department’s Halloween Bake Sale Tradition—all day at the 3rd floor reception desk. All proceeds go to Partners in Giving campaign.