I have a passion for helping kids live safe, healthy lives. That’s one reason I chose to become a pediatrician. It’s also why I continue to treat patients in addition to my duties as chief medical officer at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. If you ask nearly anyone here, they’ll tell you the same thing. This passion and clear sense of purpose shine through in so many ways at our hospital.
This week, our dedication to helping kids resulted in some important national recognition. Parents magazine has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin #4 in the nation.
In addition to the overall ranking, Parents magazine reviewed 6 specialties, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranked in the top 10 nationally for each of them:
- Preemie and Newborn Care ranked #1
- Emergency Care ranked #3
- Orthopedics Care ranked #6
- Heart Care ranked #7
- Pulmonary Care ranked #8
- Cancer Care ranked #9
This honor is especially gratifying because it’s more than a popularity contest. This ranking is based on data about our services, technology, patient volumes and quality of our health care providers.
Our success also depends on the support we receive from our patient families and community. So, this honor actually is an achievement the entire community shares with us. With your support, we will continue to make medical breakthroughs, put programs in place to keep our children safe and strive to make sure all of the kids in our state have access to high-quality health care.
Kids deserve the best, and with your help, we’re ready to provide it.
- Michael Gutzeit, MD, pediatrician, chief medical officer and vice president, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Dr. Gutzeit also treats children with complex special health care needs at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Southwest Pediatrics in New Berlin, Wis.