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 →

Why I love our nurses at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Cookie and Laura

Cookie and her nurse, Laura McNally, BSN, RN

We have been touched by the kindness of so many nurses here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since my daughter, Cookie, was diagnosed with lymphoma in August 2012. She had six rounds of chemo followed by a bone marrow transplant. We could not have gotten through it without the love and great care of nurses like Laura McNally, her nurse in our MACC Fund Center.

Laura made a personal connection with Cookie from her very first …Continue reading →

Why being ranked by Parents magazine is more than a popularity contest

Parents magazine 10 best children's hospitalsI have a passion for helping kids live safe, healthy lives. That’s one reason I chose to become a pediatrician. It’s also why I continue to treat patients in addition to my duties as chief medical officer at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. If you ask nearly anyone here, they’ll tell you the same thing. This passion and clear sense of purpose shine through in so many ways at our hospital.

This week, our dedication to helping kids resulted …Continue reading →

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin celebrates top doctors

2013 Best Doctors in AmericaAs a pediatric emergency physician at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, I am honored to work with some of the top doctors in the country. They are truly the best of the best. As the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Specialty Group, I continue to be impressed with the work these doctors do every day, providing excellent care to every patient.

2013 M Magazine’s Top-rated DoctorsMore than 170 Children’s Hospital doctors were selected as 2013 Best Doctors in America. Over 230 were selected as 2013 M Magazine’s Top-rated Doctors. These awards are a great recognition of the expertise of our providers. They are important to our patients and families because they mean you are being cared for by doctors who are among the very best in the nation.

At Children’s Hospital, all we do is care for kids. Our doctors …Continue reading →

Teen patients spend an Evening with Stars at prom

Prom night at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Prom night at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

An Evening with the Stars was much more than just prom night at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. As a Teen Advisory Council member for Children’s, prom was about being able to give back to the community.

Seeing the patients of Children’s smile and laugh is something words can never describe. The thought that something we do could make such a large impact …Continue reading →

How I received special treatment from Donald Driver and the Packers

Donald Driver

Jordan Miller with Donald Driver

I am so happy that Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin gave me the opportunity to meet Donald Driver and other Packers players earlier this month at the Donald Driver Charity Softball Game. It was truly the experience of a lifetime. I will never forget it.

I was picked because I go to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin often because I have type 1 diabetes. I was diagnosed when I was 4 years old. If I’d never been diagnosed, I never would have been able …Continue reading →

How have nurses helped you and your family?

National Nurses Week is celebrated each year May 6-12 to raise awareness about the value of nursing and educate the public about the many roles nurses play in meeting the health care needs of our community.

Nursing often is described as an art and a science. We are a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities it offers. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nurses work in schools, outpatient surgery centers and clinics, serving in roles like staff nurse, nurse educator, …Continue reading →

Announcing our top 10 blog posts of 2011

Top 10Our blog continues to be an important tool we use to stay in touch with patients, families, advocates, donors and community partners across Wisconsin and the country. This year was no exception.

To help showcase some of this year’s best blog posts, we put together the following list that ranks the 10 blog posts published in 2011 with …Continue reading this post

Video: Winter Carnival at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin creates cool memories for kids

It’s officially winter and what better way to kick off the season than with a winter carnival! Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s first-ever Winter Carnival gave our patients and their families a cool experience despite being in the hospital during the holidays. Our lobby was magically transformed into a winter wonderland, where families got to experience the spirit of the holidays.

Watch the following video to see how winter-themed …Continue reading this post