This blog showcases the insight, expertise and opinions of our doctors and staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. We created this blog as a resource for parents, patient families and others in the community interested in the health and well-being of children.

We encourage you to participate in the discussion by posting comments. You can even send us suggestions on topics to blog about.

Unique in Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the nation’s top pediatric facilities. We’re also a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. Founded in 1894, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers.

Private and independent

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a private, independent, not-for-profit hospital. Our academic partner, The Medical College of Wisconsin, brings many of the nation’s most well-respected doctors to our team. We also are affiliated with more than a dozen schools of nursing and a number of other pediatric education programs.

Specialty clinics

More than 70 specialty clinics provide outpatient diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of pediatric disorders. Specialty clinics include asthma, allergy, immunology, birthmarks/vascular anomalies, cancer, cardiology, dental, dermatology, diabetes/endocrinology, ear/nose/throat, gastroenterology, neonatology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonary/sleep, sports medicine/concussion and urology. In addition to clinics on the Milwaukee hospital campus, many of these outpatient services also are available at locations throughout metro Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

Primary care

Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. That’s why Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin offers 21 primary care offices throughout southeast Wisconsin. We have over 70 board-certified pediatricians who know what it takes to manage the health needs of infants, children and young adults.

Clinical research

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute advances state-of-the-art pediatric health care practice through dedicated laboratory and clinical research. Based on the concept of translational research, our research institute is designed to take clinical problems from patients’ bedsides to study in the laboratory. Laboratory discoveries then are converted into new treatments, preventions, therapies and cures for patients.

Two hospital facilities

Our flagship Children’s Hospital facility near Milwaukee has 296 beds. Patient care units include a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Cancer and Blood Disorders Unit, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Short Stay Unit. Our Children’s Hospital facility in Neenah, Wis., has 42 beds, including a 22-bed NICU.

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