Working together for kids and families

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 …Continue reading →

Honoring the generosity that helps us improve pediatric health care

Honoring the generosity that helps us improve pediatric health care

We thank our donors for everything they help us accomplish.

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 …Continue reading →

Thanks for your generosity and support during the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon

Peggy Troy with Dave Luczak and Carole Caine from 96.5 WKLH

Peggy Troy with Dave Luczak and Carole Caine from 96.5 WKLH

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 …Continue reading →

Once again, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is included in Top Workplaces list

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces AwardI’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 …Continue reading →

Bombing in Boston: Finding inspiration when tragedy strikes

My heart goes out to the victims, and all the friends and family impacted by the bombing at the Boston Marathon yesterday.

Anytime tragedy strikes, I am deeply saddened by the injuries and loss of life. And as is often the case, I am equally inspired by those who rushed in to help. It’s difficult to make sense of events like this, unless you pay attention to the helpers. In Boston, emergency workers, volunteers, and even the runners themselves, rushed in to care for the injured. This kind of spirit and dedication is what lifts us up when times are tough and gets us …Continue reading →

Like you, we believe kids deserve the best

Like all moms, I wanted only the best for my girls as they were growing up. Throughout my career as a health care provider, I tested the quality of my work by asking: would this be good enough for my kids? At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we’ve never settled for anything less than the best for kids — and we never will. I consider it an honor to work for …Continue reading →

Give, advocate and volunteer: What it means to live united

United Way of Greater MilwaukeeThe United Way of Greater Milwaukee recently announced a $51.5 million goal for this year’s community campaign. I am proud to be serving as a co-chair for the campaign because I know the best way to build a strong community it to unite with people around three fundamental issues: education, income and health.

This is an opportunity to showcase Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a leader in advancing …Continue reading →

Why one Kenosha girl is writing a letter to Michelle Obama on behalf of every child in Wisconsin

No one can tell the stories of children’s hospitals better than the patients and families that we serve. Every year, the Children’s Hospital Association hosts Family Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

This year, Claire Bevec, from Kenosha, Wis., is taking her story to Washington, D.C. She will join nearly 30 other child patients and their families from across the country to ask Congress to protect health care for children. National health care programs our kids rely …Continue reading →

Thanks for your generosity and support

Last week we raised $1.3 million during the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital. The generosity I witnessed during this year’s radiothon was inspiring. I want to thank everyone that made a donation during the radiothon, and all the patients and families that participated by sharing their stories of hope, recovery and healing.

Dave Luczak and Carole Caine from 96.5 WKLH did an amazing job broadcasting live from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. If you listened during the radiothon, you know how …Continue reading →

Miracle Marathon is here!

Starting today, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and 96.5 WKLH’s Dave & Carole kick off their annual 96-hour Miracle Marathon. It runs on air through Friday, May 22. Thanks to the commitment of the WKLH team, they have raised more than $11 million for Children’s Hospital since they began the event 11 years ago. Dave and Carole will be broadcasting live from our new west tower lobby – you will hear amazing and inspiring stories from many, many families and, most notably, from our courageous patients, the children we care for each and every day. You also will meet many of our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff

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