Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Health, Local news

Wastewater testing reveals rising COVID-19 infections in Racine, hospitalization remains low

RACINE COUNTY — The number of residents infected with COVID-19 in the greater Racine area with COVID-19 is rising, according to wastewater testing, even as hospitalizations remain relatively low. According to statistics updated by the Wisconsin Department of Human Services (DHS), wastewater from Racine-area households shows a significant increase in the presence of the coronavirus […]

Posted inBusiness, Health, Local news

Froedtert Health and ThedaCare get green light to combine organizations

WISCONSIN — As of Sept. 6, Froedtert Health and ThedaCare have officially agreed to combine their health systems. Both organization’s respective Boards have given and approved of a definitive agreement outlining the terms for the future of merging the two companies. They believe this is an important step in their process to combine the organizations […]

Posted inCity Hall, Community, Government, Local news, Non-Profits, Police and fire

New gun violence reduction action plan to be implemented in Racine

RACINE — In 1996, a strategy for reducing gun violence was implemented in Boston that centered on collaboration and focused on the specific groups responsible for the rise in homicides. Police investigate in Graceland Cemetery in June 2022 after gunfire erupted during the funeral of Da’Shontay King. – The results were dramatic. In one five-month […]

Posted inHealth, Local news

MCW Selects Mortenson for New Cancer Research Building

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has officially selected Mortenson as the construction manager for the MCW Cancer Research Building. Mortenson is a U.S.-based, top-20 builder, developer, and engineering services provider serving the healthcare, commercial, and energy sectors. This decision followed the Medical College of Wisconsin’s choice after selecting CannonDesign as the architect on the MCW-led project team. With biomedical projects in […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

COVID-19 vaccines help people against the variant, even though there are breakthrough cases, health officials say

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to mask up and get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. Dr. Michael O. Frank The reason: The Delta variant has a higher transmission rate than COVID and the majority of people hospitalized are among those who have not […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

Dr. Michael O. Frank, of the Medical College of Wisconsin, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. In Racine County, about half of the 196,000 residents in Racine County received at least one dose of the vaccine and 46 percent of all residents have completed the […]

Posted inHealth and Fitness, Life

Medical College of Wisconsin Veteran Outreach Program Helps Prevent Suicide with Firearm Safety Initiative

The Captain John D. Mason Veteran Peer Outreach Program, on behalf of the Southeastern Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Taskforce and, is bringing the Gun Shop Project and Safe Storage Program to local communities across Wisconsin. The program, developed by Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County, works with Wisconsingun shops and ranges to provide two levels of […]