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Prestigious surgical verification earned by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, among first in the nation

May 16, 2016

MILWAUKEE - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest level of distinction for hospitals that perform surgeries – ranging from standard procedures to the most complex – in newborns, children and teens.

Research shows there are fewer complications, better survival and shorter hospital stays when children undergo surgery in hospitals with expert resources for pediatric patients. The American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program provides the nation’s first and only multispecialty standards for children’s surgical care. It will help families compare the services of hospitals that perform children’s surgeries.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation grants $1.25M to Children’s to tackle childhood asthma

May 11, 2016

Milwaukee – The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin aimed at reducing the health risks and economic burden of asthma on children in greater Milwaukee.

The Foundation’s funding is launching a five-year research project focused on identifying and reducing irritants in the home that trigger asthma symptoms. This work has the potential to improve health and decrease medical costs for people affected by asthma, especially children of color living in urban Milwaukee.

Donald Driver visits Brooklyn Elementary in Oregon, Wisconsin

May 11, 2016

Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver, “Dancing with the Stars” champion and four-time children’s book author Donald Driver made a personal visit to the students at Brooklyn Elementary in Oregon, Wisconsin, Thursday, May 12, to congratulate them for winning the 2016 Driven to Better Health school challenge.

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