Why you should listen to the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital

Emily Venteicher

Tune in to 96.5 WKLH May 23-24 to hear Emily’s story on the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital.

Hello, my name is Emily Venteicher. I’m 12 years old. On Feb. 13, 2013, I was taken by Flight for Life to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. I had gone skiing earlier that day. I went off a jump and fell on my head while not wearing a helmet. I had a brain injury called a subdural hematoma. That same night, I underwent surgery to alleviate the pressure on my brain. Six days later, I was released from the hospital and was able to return home to my family two months earlier than the …Continue reading →

Advancements bring new hope and better outcomes for NICU babies

Who would have known that the little girl who would rather play “doll hospital” than “house” would someday work in the #1 NICU in the country? Who would have known that the preteen girl obsessed with “Cherry Ames” nurse series of books would eventually work in the #1 NICU in the country? Who would have known that the NICU nurse would become …Continue reading →

Advance practice nurses play important role for infants and families

Newborn Progressive Care Unit

Once an infant is stable, they may be transferred from our NICU to our NPCU.

The Neonatology Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has seen many changes in the past several years. One notable change is the increase in the number of neonatal nurse practitioners now participating in patient care in both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Progressive Care Unit.

A neonatal nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has an advanced degree and special training in the care of …Continue reading →

Purchase your Milwaukee Admirals charity game tickets to support Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

I recently had an amazing opportunity to meet Emma and Ben who are both patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. We hung out together, shot the puck around and talked …Continue reading →

How to eat free pancakes at IHOP and support Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

National Pancake Day at IHOPAt Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we are so grateful for our community partners. We are able to provide the best care to kids, thanks in large part to them.

One of our partners is IHOP and they’re celebrating National Pancake Day in a big way. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, IHOP restaurants across the country are hosting the nation’s largest pancake party. Guests can enjoy a free short stack …Continue reading →

An extra dose of fun: How a gaming marathon supports Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Extra Life gaming marathon

Gamers rally friends and family members to sponsor their play.

Members of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Teen Advisory Council, guided by Child Life specialists, recently participated in a 4-hour video game marathon through an organization called Extra Life. This group sponsors a 24-hour gaming marathon that supports local children’s hospitals and enables groups all over the U.S. to host their own gaming nights to raise money for children’s …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 participating in Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk has become a passion for my family

Jack Palmen

Jack graduated from high school in June 2011.

In July 2008, our lives changed forever. My seemingly perfectly healthy 15-year-old son, Jack was flown by Flight for Life to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He had a ruptured brain arteriovenous malformation and was rushed into surgery. The condition happens when arteries in the brain connect directly to nearby veins without having the normal vessels (capillaries) between them. I believe he would not be alive today if not for the doctors, surgeons and staff at Children’s Hospital.

The care Jack received was incredible, and the support and compassion shown to our family was off the charts. When Jack arrived at Children’s Hospital, he only had a 4 percent chance of …Continue reading →

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s NICU Graduate Reunion unites for a cause

NICU reunion

Evan, a NICU graduate, and his dad enjoy a cupcake at the 2011 NICU Graduate Reunion.

Every year the tiny patient graduates of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and their families are invited to a reunion with the nurses and doctors that cared for them. The 2012 NICU Graduate Reunion is being held in coordination with Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital benefitting critical care including neonatal care.

Children’s Hospital and the March of Dimes invite all 2008 thru 2011 NICU graduates and their families to the reunion. Families are encouraged to sign up for the run and walk and …Continue reading →

Honoring Alyssa’s spirit by supporting Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

With four healthy boys running around we never gave a second thought to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Then our fifth child and only girl, Alyssa, came along. She brightened our world in countless ways. Not long after her birth, it became clear that Alyssa had some unique health issues. Through her, we discovered how special Children’s Hospital is and how fortunate we are to have it in our backyard.

Alyssa was born with clubfeet in September 1988. By the time she was 6 months old, she was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disorder that affects …Continue reading →