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.

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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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Improving the health status of children

Children’s hospitals serve a very important role in our community and throughout the world. In my experience working with children’s hospitals for nearly three decades, their focus on infants, children and adolescents provides specialized care that adult providers simply cannot provide – physicians, nurses and other caregivers with special training, the right equipment and an understanding of the medications that are unique to children.

While our organization is most well known for our amazing hospital in Milwaukee, our dedication to the health and well-being of children has grown far beyond the walls of that facility.

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Welcome to the conversation

Welcome to Children’s Hospital and Health System’s new blog, which we hope will serve as a meeting place for conversation about children’s health. We also plan to offer you a more personal glimpse into what’s happening here at Children’s.

This is an ambitious organization with so many projects in the works–everything from planning the opening of our new west tower in two short months to scheduling field trips for school classes at Children’s Health Education Center to working on Magnet nursing recertification and collaborating on new pediatric research through Children’s Research Institute. None of this would be possible without your support, but what does it all mean? And, the bottom line is, how does this impact children in our care and in the community? We’ll offer our thoughts.

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