This week it was announced that I accepted the honor to serve as the 2015 Chair for the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). The mission of CHA is to advance child health through innovations in quality, cost and care delivery. Representing more than 220 children’s …Click here to continue reading
For so many of us, the holidays revolve around children and families. That’s certainly true here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. As the CEO, and as a mom, my thoughts are with the kids and families who are struggling this holiday season with a hospital stay or those transitioning to foster care. Then there are those who have a new home and renewed hope …Click here to continue reading
How do we make Wisconsin’s children the healthiest in the nation?
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, that is our vision. To everyone who works here, those are more than words, and we strive to improve the health of all children each and every day. We are making progress.
How do we do it? We don’t do it alone. Our work takes us into the community where we partner with organizations with the same commitment to kids. Through our partnerships with …Click here to continue reading
We believe that kids deserve the best. So we celebrate when others recognize Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as being among the best. That makes the last few weeks pretty exciting for us.
First was the announcement that we received Magnet recognition for the third time. Magnet status is awarded to health care organizations for quality patient care and nursing …Click here to continue reading
Last week, our community came together to celebrate our own Memorial Day tradition — the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon on 96.5 WKLH. Our lobby buzzed with activity as Dave Luczak and Carole Caine broadcasted live from our hospital. They have been instrumental in making Miracle Marathon one of the most successful radiothons in the nation, and words cannot describe our gratitude to them and the entire WKLH team.
In just 36 hours, this year’s event raised $1.42 million, which is truly amazing. This was the …Click here to continue reading
It’s been an exciting two weeks for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nurses. As we wrapped up National Nurses Week celebrations last week, we were informed of another announcement that we have been anticipating — we were scheduled to receive a phone call from the prestigious Magnet Recognition Program® with news of whether or not Children’s Hospital would receive Magnet designation for the third consecutive time.
This morning our auditorium was packed full of nurses, multidisciplinary team members and leaders. Staff from our Surgicenter and Fox Valley hospital joined by phone and in …Click here to continue reading
Today we experienced a frightening situation at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
We are still waiting for all the details to emerge. What we do know is that a man who was visiting our hospital was involved in an altercation with police and was shot.
My heart goes out to the family involved, to all of our patients and families who were here at the time, and to all of our employees who worked together to relieve patients and families of their fears. As the news broke, I know that friends and family were worried as they waited …Click here to continue reading
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we appreciate all of the ways our donors make a difference in the lives of children. Because of their support, we’re able to provide the highest quality care and move closer to our vision of Wisconsin’s kids being the healthiest kids in the nation.
Earlier this week, I had the privilege of participating in our annual Celebrate Children’s event where our organization formally honors the philanthropic support …Click here to continue reading
Last week, during WKLH’s annual Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital, we raised nearly $1.4 million. This was the 16th year we’ve had the privilege to hold this radiothon with 96.5 WKLH, which since its inception has raised more than $18 million for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
For two days each May, our lobby buzzes with activity as Dave Luczak and Carole …Click here to continue reading
I’m pleased to share the news that we are once again included in the list of Top Workplaces in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel annual survey.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recognizes outstanding Milwaukee-area businesses based on employee surveys. Companies are measured on several qualities including company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and …Click here to continue reading