My child advocacy journey: Working together to make a difference

Children's Advocacy NetworkAs a cardiac nurse, I cared for patients one at a time as they went through heart surgery. My role was to educate and support the family, and keep the cardiac teams informed about patients in the surgical pathway.

In time, I wanted to be able to impact the care these patients received before, during and after their hospital stay. That’s when I took a leadership role in the heart program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. It has been very fulfilling to help steer the program with a view on our number 1 priority: our …Continue reading →

Children’s Hospital employees Go Red for heart disease and stroke awareness

You may have noticed a red hue illuminating the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin hallways this month. You also may have noticed employees wearing red throughout Children’s Hospital and Health System. These efforts support the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men. The Go Red initiative draws awareness to this and encourages people to take action to decrease their …Continue reading →