About this blog

This blog helps doctors, knowledge leaders and pediatric health care professionals at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin share information and insight focused on the health and well-being of children in our communities. We encourage you to participate in the discussion by posting comments. You can even send us suggestions on topics to blog about.

Unique in Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the nation’s top pediatric facilities. It also is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. Founded in 1894, Children’s Hospital provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. Care is provided to children from Wisconsin, Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond.

Private and independent

Children’s is a private, independent, not-for-profit hospital. Our academic partner, The Medical College of Wisconsin, brings many of the nation’s most well-respected doctors to our team. We also are affiliated with more than a dozen schools of nursing and a number of other pediatric education programs.

Specialty clinics

More than 70 specialty clinics provide outpatient diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of pediatric disorders. Specialty clinics include asthma, allergy, immunology, birthmarks/vascular anomalies, cancer, cardiology, dental, dermatology, diabetes/endocrinology, ear/nose/throat, gastroenterology, neonatology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonary/sleep, sports medicine/concussion and urology. In addition to clinics on the Milwaukee hospital campus, many of these outpatient services also are available at locations throughout metro Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

National leader

Parents magazine ranked Children's Hospital of Wisconsin #4 in the nation

In its March 2013 issue, Parents magazine ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin #4 in the nation in its Best Children’s Hospitals survey.. We also were in the top 10 for all six specialty areas the magazine ranked – with our Preemie and Newborn Care #1 and our Emergency Care #3. The hospital is designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence.

 Clinical research

Our research institute advances state-of-the-art pediatric health care practice through dedicated laboratory and clinical research. Based on the concept of translational research, the institute is designed to take clinical problems from patients’ bedsides to study in the laboratory. Laboratory discoveries then are converted into new treatments, preventions, therapies and cures for patients.

 Two hospital facilities

Our flagship Children’s Hospital facility near Milwaukee has 296 beds. Patient care units include a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Cancer and Blood Disorders Unit, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Short Stay Unit. Our Children’s Hospital facility in Neenah, Wis., has 42 beds, including a 22-bed NICU.

Visit chw.org to learn more.