Seconds count in a water emergency

Daniel Baker

Summer and water go hand in hand in Wisconsin. Whether you plan to spend time at a community or backyard pool or on a lake, it’s important for parents, caregivers and children to know how to stay safe in and around water — and that seconds count in a water emergency.

Julie Baker of Franksville, Wis., learned that first-hand the day her son Daniel nearly drowned. Here is Daniel’s story: …Click here to continue reading

Family Advocacy Day: One local patient’s journey continues on Capitol Hill

3-shot-in-hospitalEarlier this month, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was featured in the cover story for the June 2 issue of TIME magazine. “Saving Preemies” takes an in-depth look at world-class neonatal care through the eyes of our tiniest patients. Last week, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s in all 10 specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings — one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s as one of the top children’s …Click here to continue reading

PHACE Syndrome conference brings together families, researchers

 

PHACE Syndrome conference brings together families, researchersIt looks like a birthmark, but is anything but. PHACE Syndrome is the association of large hemangionoma, commonly referred to as “strawberry marks,” which usually are found on the face or neck in combination with one or more other abnormalities. It’s a relatively new disorder, first diagnosed by name in 1996, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is at the …Click here to continue reading

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s 5th annual prom a night to remember

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s 5th annual prom a night to rememberAs 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

Father’s Day: Dad shares story of his adopted daughter’s journey through Larsen syndrome

On this Father’s Day, I find myself reflecting back to 2010 and how this dream of fatherhood became a reality. Libbie was in China and my wife, Julie, and I were still looking for airline tickets, waiting on a date from the U.S. Consulate. Three weeks later we were approaching the Civil Affairs building in Zhengzhou, and I could feel myself getting nervous and …Click here to continue reading

The power of partnership in injury prevention

Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy ProgramKohl’s Cares® announced today the renewal of its partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with a donation of $3.7 million over the next three years.

This generous donation supports the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program, an outreach program designed to teach children how to stay safe in their environments — in the …Click here to continue reading

Ranked among the best in all 10 specialty areas by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked among the best in all 10 specialty areas by U.S. News & World ReportWe 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

5 reasons why you should have a MyChart account

5 reasons why you should have a MyChart accountIf 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

Delivering a preemie: The story behind our Time magazine story

Melissa, Kyle and baby David

Melissa, Kyle and baby David

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 …Click here to continue reading