Pediatrics Special Needs

The Special Needs Program (SNP) at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers comprehensive care coordination for children with multiple medical needs who do not have existing care coordination services. Our goal is to ensure families have the best possible care in and out of the hospital.

We partner with patients, families, primary care and other health care providers to improve care coordination. All patients enrolled in the Special Needs Program have a nurse case manager, a physician care coordinator, and some also have a nurse practitioner care coordinator. All patients are encouraged to have their own pediatrician or family doctor.

Mission Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin / Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Special Needs Program (SNP) is an innovative care coordination program serving medically complex and fragile children with chronic conditions.

The SNP seeks to ensure seamless inpatient and outpatient care for this vulnerable population through partnership with their families, primary care practitioners, specialists, community resources, and payers. Our mission is to make it possible for these children to be children, their families to be families, their primary care practitioners to provide Medical Homes, their specialists to deliver coordinated care, and their community providers to be part of the team.

Through continued critical appraisal and rigorous outcomes research, we plan to make the SNP both sustainable and replicable, thus ensuring that all medically complex and fragile children will have comprehensive and coordinated care.


The research goals of the Special Needs section involve developing best practices in care coordination for medically complex and fragile Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and sharing these concepts nationally.

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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Pediatrics Special Needs physicians and practitioners see patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and many other hospitals and clinics in metro Milwaukee and eastern Wisconsin.

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Pediatrics Special Needs physicians and practitioners provide primary and specialty care at many clinics in metro Milwaukee and eastern Wisconsin.

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Pediatrics Special Needs
Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 1997 MS C350
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997

(414) 266-6943 | Fax: (414) 266-2926
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