What I’m thankful for this holiday season

Peggy Troy and Sadie

3-year-old Sadie is a primary care patient at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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

Donald Driver: Why I’m partnering with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Driven to Better Health

Donald Driver: Why I’m partnering with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Driven to Better HealthAs you may have heard, I recently announced the launch of an exciting new partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin called Driven to Better Health. The program challenges schools and families in Wisconsin to make healthy eating and physical activity a daily priority. The best part? Every year, one school and one family that show their commitment to living …Click here to continue reading

How to choose a heart hospital for your child

How to choose a heart hospital for your child

9-year-old Zakary shows off his chest scar during his clinic visit at the Herma Heart Center.

Making the critical decision about whom to trust with their child’s heart surgery is one of the toughest questions parents could ever face. Last August, I read a great article on CNN.com titled “10 ways to get your child the best heart surgeon.” The tips are good and provide an …Click here to continue reading

Watch the first baby move into our new, redesigned NICU

Today was moving day for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)!

Our NICU babies (including baby John, who is featured in the above video) have begun the move into our new space. In addition to a higher bed count (increasing from 59 to 70), the new NICU has private rooms for all patients and provides special accommodations for …Click here to continue reading

Why car seats and bulky coats are an unsafe, wintry mix

The dangers of winter coats and car seats: What parents need to knowPuffy winter coats affect how the harness in a car seat fits your child. The extra padding added by a coat makes it impossible to get the harness to fit correctly.

Even though it might feel like the harness is snug, in a crash the extra material will compress, therefore making the harness too loose to be effective. Loose harness straps on a car seat …Click here to continue reading

Milwaukee-area kids star in Hollywood-style premiere of Spriggy SafeT-V webisodes

Milwaukee-area kids star in Hollywood-style premiere of Spriggy SafeT-V webisodes

Local stars of the new Spriggy SafeT-V webisodes ham it up at the premiere.

Lights, camera, action! More than 50 people attended a Hollywood-style movie premiere Saturday at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer, Wis. Three new and engaging videos starring more than 60 Milwaukee-area children were shown on the big screen, and …Click here to continue reading

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Baby Avery in the NICU at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Baby Avery, 10 days old, enjoys a hug from Mom in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a special place, where remarkable stories of hope and healing unfold every day. This is a place where miracles really do happen. I know, because I see them all the time.

I see the baby who was born much too soon. She weighs less than two pounds and her diaper is the size of a business card. She beats the odds and grows into a beautiful, healthy …Click here to continue reading

Risk of Ebola in Milwaukee is low, but we’re preparing for it

Risk of Ebola in Milwaukee is low, but we’re still preparing for it

As we continue to learn more about the U.S. cases of Ebola, we are on high alert at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Our expertise in infectious disease is helping us prepare, even though the likelihood of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is extremely low. We know the signs and symptoms and are doing everything possible to alleviate fear and increase our …Click here to continue reading

How I worked with Project ADAM to get an AED in my school

Through Project ADAM, teen brings AED to her school

14-year-old MiKayla worked with Project ADAM to get an AED installed in her school to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest in children.

My name is MiKayla Person. I’m 14 years old and last year I learned that my school was missing something very important. It did not have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a portable electronic device that diagnoses potentially life-threatening cardiac problems.

Minutes can mean the difference between life and death when a student goes into cardiac …Click here to continue reading