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
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, one of our fundamental beliefs is that treating kids is different than treating adults, and that the best possible care only comes through specialized pediatric training.
Last week, I was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on this very subject that also featured my colleague, Amy Wagner, MD. Surgeons across the country joined together and …Click here to continue reading
As high school prom season was in full swing, teenagers all over Wisconsin and America were able to attend their school’s prom and having a great experience they will remember forever. Teenagers who were staying at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and some of the outpatients were worried they were going to miss out. But they didn’t! They had the …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
If you or your family members see a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provider, consider opening a MyChart account. MyChart lets you view portions of your electronic medical records, helping you to become more involved with your family’s health care.
Here are five reasons why you should open a MyChart account. MyChart allows you to: …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
In celebration of National Nurses Week, we are honoring our Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nurses in many ways.
Day in and day out, each and every one of them demonstrates excellence — excellence in patient care, leadership, mentoring and furthering nursing science through evidence-based practice and research. I am so proud of the many accomplishments of our nurses!
Recognizing the excellence of our nurses extends far beyond me. Each year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides an opportunity for readers to …Click here to continue reading
Every year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers an opportunity for members of our community to nominate a nurse for Nurse of the Year. This is an awesome way to publicly recognize a nurse who has touched your life or a member of your family’s life.
I encourage you to watch the video above to learn more about this special opportunity to …Click here to continue reading
I was a nurse at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for almost 10 years before I truly understood what it’s like to be “on the other side.” Yes, that’s what we call it.
It’s much easier being a nurse for a patient than it is being the parent of a patient. When we leave the hospital, our life gets back to normal. A parent does not get that same luxury.
This is an amazing place, filled with amazing people, but as a nurse I never wanted to be one of the parents on the other …Click here to continue reading
As a mom, I like having a plan and checking things off my list. I also like to see my plans coming to fruition. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned since being a mom, it’s that nothing goes as planned.
Since August, I’ve found myself sitting in the emergency room of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin not once, but twice with two of my three children. Both situations were not in my plan.
I sat there both times feeling anxious and worried, but forcing a brave face for the sake of my hurting children. Even though I didn’t have a plan, I knew Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin did — thanks to their amazing …Click here to continue reading