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Childrens Hospital Of Wisconsin Inc

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9000 W Wisconsin Ave Po Box 1997 Milwaukee WI 53201 USA

Mission:

The mission of children's hospital of wisconsin, inc. Is to provide a comprehensive and integrated pediatric health care model that delivers superior quality and value by offering the best solution for the total health care needs of children within our community, state and region. Our goal is to have wisconsin children be the healthiest children in the country. As a premier and standard-setting leader in delivery of pediatric clinical service, education and research, children's hospital advocates for children and brings a commitment to excellence to our patients and families, medical staff, employees and communities in addressing the health and well-being of children. Our mission is multifaceted including:caregiving - offering high-quality, comprehensive medical careadvocacy - speaking up and protecting childrenresearch - finding cures to the illnesses that affect childreneducation - sharing what we learn and teaching others to care for kids

Programs:

Inpatient services:children's hospital of wisconsin, inc. ("chw" or "the hospital") operates a 306-bed hospital at its milwaukee campus, which includes an emergency room open on a 24/7 basis. It is a freestanding wisconsin hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and is one of the leading centers for pediatric health care in the u. S. The hospital serves children with all types of illnesses, injuries, birth defects and other disorders. The hospital provides acute level services, as well as emergency and specialty care, to children from wisconsin, the upper peninsula of michigan, northern illinois and beyond. In 2014, 23,356 children were admitted to the milwaukee hospital, which includes a neonatal intensive care unit (nicu), pediatric intensive care unit (picu), a cancer and blood disorders center, medical/surgical units and a day surgery short-stay unit. The hospital also operates a separately licensed 42-bed pediatric hospital, which includes a nicu and a pediatric medical/surgical unit, located at theda clark medical center in neenah, wis. , through which it provides pediatric expertise to the greater fox valley and green bay areas. In 2014, 1,851 children were admitted to the fox valley campus. Outpatient and ambulatory services:the hospital provides a full array of outpatient ambulatory, diagnostic, treatment and surgical services. Providers at more than 70 subspecialty clinics diagnose and treat a wide variety of pediatric disorders. The hospital is a certified level 1 pediatric trauma center, and handled 66,110 visits to the emergency department in 2014. Outpatient services are offered at accessible locations throughout southeastern wisconsin, and in the fox valley and green bay markets. The hospital's nationally known and recognized specialty programs include those for treating children with airway, digestive and voice conditions; burns; cancer and blood disorders; congenital and acquired heart defects and diseases; craniofacial disorders; dermatology, birthmarks and vascular anomalies; diabetes; gastrointestinal problems; genetic disorders; hiv; neurological disorders; orthopedic conditions (including spine, sports medicine, concussion); immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulation syndromes; psychiatry; sleep disorders; solid organ transplantation; speech and hearing disorders; and spasticity and other tone and mobility conditions. The hospital provides primary care, dental care and child protective services to underserved children at five clinics in central city milwaukee neighborhoods. The hospital also offers case management services and a full range of medical, psychological, nursing and social services for children with developmental, behavioral and learning problems. In 2014, there were a total of 292,950 outpatient visits. Research, education and community outreach:the hospital is involved in extensive research, education and community outreach programs. Research: the hospital and its children's research institute participate in an array of research initiatives seeking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired pediatric health conditions. These research initiatives include behavioral health, epilepsy and other neurological conditions; organ transplantation; birth defects and fetal anomalies; immunological conditions, blood disorders and various childhood cancers; and environmental health conditions. Additional research is conducted in collaboration with academic investigators at the medical college of wisconsin, marquette university, university of wisconsin-madison and other institutions. Nursing research includes studies regarding pain management, quality of life, coping skills, family readiness and sedation protocols. Education: the hospital is a major teaching affiliate of the medical college of wisconsin, with third- and fourth-year medical students rotating through the hospital for required and elective rotations. The hospital also maintains a three-year pediatric residency program, a two-year dental training program and academic fellowship programs in an array of specialties. The hospital has relationships with more than two dozen universities for the clinical education of pediatric nurses and other health care professional students, as well as health care administration and various other disciplines. The hospital's pediatric specialists also provide education and training to health care professionals at community hospitals, primary care clinics and schools throughout wisconsin in connection with the identification, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric health and welfare conditions. Community outreach: the hospital offers a wide variety of community education, outreach and child health advocacy programs. Through community education programs on topics such as child health, injury prevention, parenting, management of chronic diseases, and preventive health, the hospital reaches thousands of families. Along with the medical college, the hospital sponsors the center for the advancement of underserved children, which seeks to improve the health and well-being of children in wisconsin. The hospital participates in and staffs the children's health alliance of wisconsin, through which providers around the state work collaboratively to raise awareness of children's health issues, increase access to pediatric care, and promote best practices. Other community outreach and advocacy initiatives include, for example, car seat clinics, the daniel m. Soref family resource center and project adam (education and prevention initiatives in the area of pediatric sudden cardiac death).

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In November 2006, I was diagnosed with form of childhood bone cancer at age 19. I was immediately recommended to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and was able to speak to a specialist instead with in 12 hours of having my first x-ray. Three days later Rob started 10 months of chemotherapy treatment that required him to spend over 100 days in the hospital. I had his treatments at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and had a vigorous schedule that required him to remain inpatient for weeks at a time. Along with chemotherapy, I had 3 major reconstructive surgeries to remove the tumor in his right wrist. One of the procedures required the removal of his left fibula, muscle tissue, and some skin from his leg to replace the bone and tissue that had been removed from his right forearm. Since then I had a surgery in May to repair a complication with one of the tendons. The surgery was a success and I has been doing well ever since. I will be in his 3rd year of remission this June! As a survivor, I don't think that I could have made it through the treatment if it wasn't for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

wonderful care and treatment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the service. I honestly felt like I was at home throughout my entire treatment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing, caring and thoughtful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

become the #1 Children's Hospital in the United States.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

In Sept. 2006 our family was in a car accident. Our two sons were flown by Theda Star to CHW for their injuries. Our youngest son (then 11) had broken his back and had severe trauma to his abdomen and was paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Children's Hospital staff quickly took hold of the situation with excellent care and concern. As parents we always felt well informed. Our son spent 6 weeks recovering and learning how to sit up again. His surgeons, nurses and therapists were all incredible. This was a life altering event and we couldn't have made it through without the vast knowledge of CHW staff members.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the care and heartfelt concern they showed our family during this very difficult time in our lives. Our Nurse Practioner helped us daily with questions to help us move forward with his life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Our daughter had a complex open heart surgery at 3 1/2 months of age. The expertise of the surgeons made this surgery a success and she hopefully won't need any more in the future because of that. She continues to struggle with feeding issues and we are very happy with the counseling and support we are getting from the feeding clinic.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our daughter is healthy and developing for the most part like any other 21 month old.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

Children's Hospital of Milwaukee has gotten us through the hardest times in our lives. The excellent professionals there have gotten her through two open-heart surgery's and will conduct one more. The staff is nothing less than exceptional. They go above and beyond every time we are there. We are so lucky to have this facility nearby. We'd be lost without it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the health and well-being of my baby daughter.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

In 2007 our 11 year old daughter suddenly went into heart failure. When this happened we were told to say our good-byes as there was a very good chance she would not make it. Due to the expertise of the staff of Children's, Erica is still here with us today. Within 48 hours of Erica going into heart failure, she was diagnosed with a rare disease called Takayasu Arteritis and dilated cardio-myopathy. Erica spent the next 30 days at Children's. During that time the staff became like family to us. We saw them cheering with our highs and tearing with our lows. As you can imagine our daughter was very sick and very scared. Dr. Nancy would sit next to Erica and talk with her, comfort her and engage her in conversation that would take her mind off what was happening. Every staff member that entered her room showed nothing but compassion and concern. Not only did they tend to Erica's needs, they also took care of our families needs. Always explaining what was happening, making sure we understood and making us feel like Erica was one of their own family members. Erica is still being seen by many specialists at Children's and it amazes when we see staff that have cared for her, they know her by name and ALWAYS take a minute or two to ask how she is doing and chat with her. From the parking attendants, to volunteers, to public relations people, to cafe workers, to the nurses, doctors and specializes, Children's Hospital is a blessing to our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in three special children. Due to the staff and expertise of Children's they have saved the life's of three important children in my life. My daughter, my grandson and my cousin's son. All three had life threatening conditions and are doing well today.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

When my third son was born 6 weeks early with a heart troubles and had several stays with them in the NICU and in the PICU, I never fekt so compfortable concidering the situation. The staff made sure we knew what was going on at all times, and answered our questions. If a nurse didn't know an answer to one of our questions, she would make sure to find out for us. Having spent almost 6 weeks total down there, we got to know our sons nurses and doctors pretty well, and they were all amazing!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Great service!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the amount of information that was givin to us and the great care givin to our son

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so helpful and nice

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many children in this comunity

Ways to make it better...

the walk wasnt so far from the parking lot

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money to stay afloat

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thanks for the best experience for the situation that we faced

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-2-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

We love Children's Hospital of WI. Our experience was with their NICU staff. My first child, Zachary, was born at 29 weeks. He weighed 2lbs 2oz and was 14 inches long at birth. He was hospitalized for 66 days and during the course of that stay he not only battled all of the prematurity issues, but also had a battle with Staph and Rotovirus. I cannot begin to explain the stress level when your first child is born prematurely. It is a constant struggle everyday dealing with all of the ups and downs of a preemie. The staff at Children's Hospital of WI Fox Valley was phenomal! Not only did they care for Zachary, but they cared for our entire family. The day of his discharge was so exciting and terrifying, but also a day of sadness, since it felt like we were leaving family behind, because each and every person that is involved with the NICU feels like family. Little did we know that we would experience the NICU twice. Our second child, Madelyn, was born at 32 weeks gestation and weighed 3lbs 4oz and was 15 inches long. She was hospitalized for 32 days. The second visit to the NICU seemed a lot less traumatic. It is still stressful leaving your baby behind, but this time I was very knowledgeable about the staff and all of the procedures so I think that helped us a lot. I cannot say enough good things about the NICU team from Children's. They are all wonderful people and have enriched our lives so much by taking such good care of our children when they were at their most fragile states.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

looking into my children's eyes each day. I wouldn't have these precious miracles if it wasn't for the NICU staff at Children's.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

CHW has kept our child alive for 9 years to date! We visit every week or at least every 12 days and love Harold, the nurses, the doctors, the Radiologist and the ambassador's ! We just love our Children's Hospital since our child was kept alive in NICU on May 7, 2001 and today we love that we have help, care and wonderful knowledge of medical treatments to help us keep Bret living one more day.YOU ROCK

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have done massive fundraising for CHW and I have recently worked with the Brewers to secure a game day for children with Trachea to attend on July 5, 2010

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

My son was 21-mths old when we were sent to CHW and he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia..From the first day he was admitted til now, we could be more thankful to have the staff on East 5 HOT and Oncology Clinic to help us along the way. We have had unexpected visits and they were right here to help us through the tough times. Its been a year since we first came to CHW and I wouldnt have changed my experience one bit. I would recommend this hospital for any oncology visit. CHW ROCKS!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

all my son's inpatient and outpatient visits.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how the staff is so patient and kind. They would go out of there way to help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very outgoing, and they give you the strength and will to go through a difficult stage in life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

keep giving the best resources and medical attention they are giving now with the latest technology to become a #1 hospital!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

My daughter was born with a major heart defect and was taken to Childrens Hospital within the first day of life. Since then she has had open heart surg., had 4 implanted pacemakers and had a stroke just days prior to her 21st birthday. All her hospital experiences were at Childrens Hosp. As a parent when your child tells you to sleep at home because she is safe and comfortable enough to sleep at the hospital without me, that means the world to someone who has slept in the room or gone without sleep until your child wakes up! Thank you Childrens Hospital for all you do. We will be coming back for a heart transplant, we wouldn't have it done anywhere else.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daughter has personally experienced many, many visits to the hospital.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

At the old Childrens Hosp. I stayed over night in the Al McQuire room. It was not comfortable but my daughters life was in question. Since then I have volunteered/been involved with Al's Run for 23 years. My entire family volunteers at a water station

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Dr. Thomas who cares so much about his patients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best, we started 25 years ago and some are still there to greet us.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many children and be able to cure some of the children who are fighting rare problems.

Ways to make it better...

I had a discussion with a neurologist that needed to be taken to the head of the department to resolve.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

unfortunately so many kids are in need of help from Childrens Hosp. and the cost of some of their stays can be high.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Our transition to a new doctor is going to be a smooth one, we have met him and this will prepare us for the transplant team in the future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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