Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW), ranked as the #4 best children’s hospital in the USA by Parents magazine in 2013

Unique in Wisconsin - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the nation’s top pediatric facilities. It also is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. Founded in 1894, Children’s Hospital 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. Care is provided to children from Wisconsin, Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond.

Private, Independent - Children's 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.

Patients Served - Children’s Hospital is one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the nation. Last year, 24,085 infants, children and adolescents were admitted and 332,211 were seen in the hospital’s specialty outpatient clinics and urgent care sites. The Emergency Department/Trauma Center treated 61,732 children, and 15,559 surgical procedures were performed at the hospital. An additional 9,292 surgeries were performed at our outpatient surgery center. In addition, our primary care clinics supported 241,897 patient visits.

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.

National Leader - In its March 2013 issue, Parents magazine ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin #4 in the nation in its Best Children’s Hospitals survey. We also were in the top 10 for all six specialty areas the magazine ranked – with our Preemie and Newborn Care #1 and our Emergency Care #3. The hospital is designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence.

Clinical Research - Our research institute advances state-of-the-art pediatric health care practice through dedicated laboratory and clinical research. Based on the concept of translational research, the 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.

Regional Centers - Several regional centers are based at Children’s Hospital. These include the Airway, Digestive and Voice Center; Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Fetal Concerns Center; Genetics Center; Herma Heart Center; Transplant Center and Wisconsin Poison Center.

Two Hospital Facilities - The 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. The Children’s Hospital facility in Neenah, Wis., has 42 beds, including a 22-bed NICU.

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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