MILWAUKEE (8/1/2012) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has purchased the dental practice of Neil Peterson, DDS. The practice, located at 5019 West North Avenue, has approximately 7,000 patient visits annually, with 95 percent of the patients covered by Medicaid.
"Dr. Peterson has been an important member of the Milwaukee dental community for more than 40 years," said Peggy Troy, MSN, RN, president and CEO of Children's. "Children's Hospital of Wisconsin staff members have great respect for the dental care Dr. Peterson and his team have been providing to the community, and we are especially appreciative for his dedication to thousands of underserved families covered by Medicaid. These services are critical to the health and well-being of children, including those covered by Children's Community Health Plan, our Medicaid HMO."
Dr. Peterson retired Tuesday, July 31. Children's has purchased the practice, effective Aug. 1. The practice will be called Children's Dental Center, North Avenue. Clinic hours will remain the same for the time being, but likely will expand in the future.
"I received a warm reception when I asked Children's to consider taking over my practice," said Dr. Peterson. "I truly am pleased Children's was interested in retaining providers to maintain much-needed access to pediatric dental services for families in Milwaukee's disadvantaged neighborhoods. I know I am leaving my patients in very good hands."
"It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Peterson to make this a smooth transition for his patients," said Troy. "We wish Dr. Peterson well in his retirement."
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. Children's Hospital 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 2010, Children's Hospital invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.