Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin preemie care featured in Time magazine cover story

May 23, 2014
preemiecoverChildren’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the number four pediatric hospital in the country and the nation’s top-rated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is featured in the cover story “Saving Preemies” in the June 2 issue of Time magazine. The story takes an in-depth look at world-class neonatal care through the eyes of Children’s Hospital’s tiniest patients.

The eight-page story was written by Time magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger, science and health editor. Kluger spent more than 4 days visiting with caregivers and families at Children’s Hospital earlier this year in order to truly understand the time, expertise and teamwork that goes into providing care for these most vulnerable newborns. Accompanying the story are striking images of Children’s Hospital patients, illustrating both the fragility of their situation but also the strength these patients are often able to exude.

“Being part of a family’s first moments with their child is a privilege. We are the only children’s hospital in Wisconsin with the depth and breadth of neonatology services to care for the sickest newborns,” said Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “Our team provides the highest level of care and compassion for more than 700 babies every year from throughout the state and the region. We can address these infant’s complex needs thanks to our incredible team of nurses, doctors, child life specialists, occupational and speech therapists, and others.”

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has the first and largest Level IV NICU in Wisconsin. Parent’s magazine ranks preemie and newborn care at Children’s Hospital #1 in the nation in its 2013 Best Children’s Hospitals survey. The program was also named among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-2013 Best Children’s Hospitals report. In addition, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has earned the highly coveted Magnet Recognition Program® status for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine and ranked in nine specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s 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. In 2012, Children’s invested more than $117 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.