March for Babies: NICU families return to help others

March for Babies: NICU families return to help others

Julia’s daughter spent three months in our NICU. Now Julia enjoys knitting hats for other NICU babies.

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, you’ll find the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state that partners with the March of Dimes to bring in a dedicated specialist (such as myself) to help families during their time here. Our March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program offers classes Continue reading →

Urgent care: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin receives first-in-the-nation distinction

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's urgent care earns first-in-the-nation distinction

Wilma Santiago, RN, examines 4-year-old Solomon at Children’s Urgent Care at Mayfair.

The rise of urgent care as a choice for patients has made it more important than ever for health care systems to step up their game when it comes to coordination. Making sure that urgent care providers are communicating with the patient’s regular provider is crucial to delivering the best Continue reading →

How 1 decision saved 5 lives: The importance of organ donation

Operating room at Children's Hospital of WisconsinWhen one of our patients sadly passed away last fall, his parents made the difficult but heroic decision to donate his organs. That selfless act set into motion a series of events that had never been seen before at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Through the organ recovery process, organs were determined to be a match with five patients at Continue reading →

Tour de Force helps children with disabilities become ballet dancers

A little over two years ago, the idea began percolating to take some of the children with physical disabilities we treat here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and pair them with dancers from Milwaukee Ballet.

The result is Tour de Force, a program that has given many kids with disabilities an opportunity to take a ballet class at a ballet studio, just as a normally developing child would. With newfound Continue reading →

How to keep your home (and family) safe from winter fires

How to keep your home (and family) safe from winter firesIn addition to my role as a safety educator for the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program, I am the daughter of a fire chief. Growing up, it seemed to me that my dad and his team was called out to more home fires in the winter months, and it turns out that’s entirely true. Did you know that fire Continue reading →