About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 266-2000 or toll-free (877) 266-8989
To schedule an appointment, call (414) 607-5280
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 serves children with all types of illnesses, injuries, birth defects and other disorders. Care is provided to children from Wisconsin, Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond.
Children's Hospital is a private, independent, not-for-profit hospital. It is a major teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and is affiliated with more than a dozen schools of nursing. A number of other pediatric education programs also are associated with the hospital.
Admissions and statistics
Children's Hospital is one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the nation. In 2011, 24,207 infants, children and adolescents were admitted and 347,972 were seen in the hospital's specialty outpatient clinics and urgent care sites. The Emergency Department/Trauma Center treated 60,718 children, and 15,749 surgical procedures were performed. The hospital has 296 inpatient beds.
More than 70 specialty clinics provide outpatient diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of pediatric disorders. Specialty clinics include asthma/allergy, cardiology, dental, dermatology/birthmarks, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics and urology. In addition to clinics on the Milwaukee hospital campus, many of these outpatient services also are available at locations throughout metro Milwaukee, Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Reputation as a national leader
Children's Hospital is one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals. It is a leader in blood and marrow transplants, particularly between unrelated donors and recipients, as well as in providing care for critically ill newborns and children with congenital heart disease. The hospital is designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence.
Children's Research Institute, a part of Children's Hospital, 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.
Several regional centers are based at Children's Hospital. These include the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Herma Heart Center, Wisconsin Poison Center, Center for Craniofacial Disorders, Pediatric Epilepsy Center and Genetics Center.