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.
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: …Continue reading →
Our son David was born three months before his due date because I had a condition known as placenta previa. I went into pre-term labor and with every contraction, David’s heart rate dropped, creating a potentially deadly situation for him. After three days and two nights of this, he was born at 5:30 p.m. on January 28, weighing only 2 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 15 ¼ inches long.
The scariest aspect of David’s early arrival was the fact that we were marching into the unknown, as David’s dad, Kyle, put it. We didn’t know if he would live or not, whether he would be healthy or have a lot of problems, how long he would have …Continue reading →
Children 9 to 12 years old are in between middle childhood and true adolescence. This is a time of rapid development. Many tweens are still kids, while others are mimicking their teenage counterparts.
One of the ways they may act more like teenagers is in experimentation regarding …Continue reading →
Every child has occasional health issues that concern parents. Ever wonder if the issues that concern you are unique?
Thanks to the Children’s On Call mobile app launched earlier this year, we now have a glimpse into what’s concerning parents. If you aren’t familiar with the app, it provides guidance on the appropriate level of medical care for common health problems, as well as …Continue reading →
Last week, our community came together to celebrate our own Memorial Day tradition — the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon on 96.5 WKLH. Our lobby buzzed with activity as Dave Luczak and Carole Caine broadcasted live from our hospital. They have been instrumental in making Miracle Marathon one of the most successful radiothons in the nation, and words cannot describe our gratitude to them and the entire WKLH team.
In just 36 hours, this year’s event raised $1.42 million, which is truly amazing. This was the …Continue reading →
My family has spent a lot of time at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin over the past two and a half years. My daughter Lulu was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) just one week before her fifth birthday, and our lives were forever changed.
No one could (or should) know the severe highs and lows our family experienced, and the …Continue reading →
Most of us have probably seen or heard the sad story of a kid who has to spend the whole summer on the sideline in a cast, sling, or on crutches while watching all the other kids run and play and well … be kids. As the temperatures get warmer, kids are going to be outside playing — and getting hurt. While most of these bumps and bruises likely can be handled …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.
Summer vacation is just around the corner and kids are counting the days until the fun of summer camp begins. It’s normal for children to be apprehensive about sleeping overnight at camp.
Here are a few tips to help your child have an enjoyable first overnight camp experience …Continue reading →