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
As 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
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
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
Puffy 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
When it comes to keeping kids healthy in the winter months, much of the discussion rightfully focuses on preventing sickness and disease. But another aspect that should remain in the forefront, regardless of the time of year, is the danger posed by poisons found in the …Click here to continue reading
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
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
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