Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nurse reflects on 30 years of change

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nurse reflects on 30 years of change

Our nurses are finding new ways to meet the needs of patients, families and communities.

When I began my nursing career at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nearly 30 years ago — working as a staff nurse on a burn unit — the hospital was located on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee. Because space was tight, four patients shared one hospital room and most parents Continue reading →

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee partner to form child and family health institute

As organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, both Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee know that being healthy does not just mean kids aren’t sick or that they have access Continue reading →

Mom uses CPR to save child’s life, doctors discover hole in heart

Mom shares story of how she used CPR to save her daughter’s life

12-year-old Kylie recovering from heart surgery with her mom at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

I got trained in CPR because my job as a child care provider required it. But I never dreamed that the first time I actually used it would be on my own daughter.

It all happened just a few weeks ago, when my 12-year-old daughter, Kylie, stopped by the Continue reading →

Breastfeeding: Practical advice for getting started and being successful

Breastfeeding: Practical advice for getting started and being successfulBetween all the new moms who have been coming to my office lately, and the fact that I just had another little one myself, I’m definitely in new-mom mode. There are so many changes to deal with and skills to master as you help get this brand new life off to a good, healthy start. One of the Continue reading →