Children's Hospital Awards and Achievements
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been recognized for its excellence as a patient care provider, employer and community partner. Recent honors include:
- (10/31/13) Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was named a winner of The Business Journal's 2013 Healthiest Employers Awards. The awards recognize companies' efforts to help employees balance work with healthy activities. Children's Hospital ranked among the top five in the large company category.
- (9/26/13) Ramel L. Smith, PhD and William L. Seymour, PHD, Child & Adolescent Psychologists, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, have been honored by receiving the Outstanding Professional Contribution Award from the Milwaukee Area Psychological Association in recognition of the significant contributions they have made to the field of psychology and the positive impact they have made in the Milwaukee community.
- (8/29/13) La'Cresia Mason, member advocate, Children's Community Health Plan, was selected by the YMCA Black Achievers as the Adult Achiever of the Year for 2013. Each year, corporations, businesses and organizations nominate successful role models in professional and managerial positions to serve as Adult Achievers for the school year. LaCresia represented Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for the past year. Adult Achievers are recognized for their professional skills and also their desire to give back to the community.
- (6/11/13) Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been ranked in 9 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals report.
- (5/24/13) Southwest Pediatrics is featured in the recently published American Academy of Pediatrics monograph, Positioning the Family and Patient at the Center. Southwest Pediatrics has dedicated its efforts to improve our patient experience in the clinic and the quality of care they receive using the Medical Home Model to facilitate family networking, increase accessibility of care and create of a parent advisory board to guide practice improvements.
- (5/5/13) Heather Sanders, RN, cardiac nurse at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was selected as the 2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Nurse of the Year by a panel of health care providers. Read more about Heather and the passion that fuels the care she provides to children.
- (4/17/13) Eileen Clark, MSM, CCLS, Family Services Manager, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was elected to the Child Life Council Board of Directors. Child Life Council represents trained professionals from around the country with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life's most challenging events. The Child Life Council membership is composed of nearly 5,000 individuals representing more than 600 organizations worldwide. Our members include child life specialists, child life assistants, university educators and students, hospital administrators and staff, school teachers, therapeutic recreation specialists, and others in related fields.
- (2/6/13) Stephanie Lenzner, Corporate Director, Information Planning and Management, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was selected for the Business Journal's Forty Under 40 class of 2013. Lenzner's career has been guided by a desire to make a difference in people's lives by striving to make health care improvements.
- (2/4/13) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin ranked #4 in the nation by Parents magazine, Preemie and Newborn Care #1 and Emergency Care #3. In its March 2013 issue, Parents ranked Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee fourth in the nation in its Best Children's Hospitals survey. This is the third survey in a row where we've been in the top 10.
- (1/29/13) - One hundred eighty-six Children's Hospital of Wisconsin physicians are listed on the 2013 Best Doctors in America® List. These physicians represent 68 percent of the state's pediatricians and pediatric specialists rated Best Doctors. Their primary practice locations are Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Children's Hospital clinics and Children's Medical Group.
- (1/21/13) - Two hundred fifty Children's Hospital of Wisconsin physicians are listed as M Magazine's 2013 Top-rated Doctors. The physicians care for children in Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Fox Valley, Wis. and at 86 specialty and primary clinics in Milwaukee and surrounding communities.
- (9/25/12) - Hyundai and its dealers presented Julie Talano, MD, a check for $250,000 and Sam Milanovich, MD, a check for $75,000. Drs. Talano and Milanovich have been selected as 2012 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholars. The grants will support research into better ways to treat leukemia and make bone marrow transplants safer. Dr. Talano is a pediatric oncologist and physician scientist at Children's Hospital and associate professor of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Milanovich is a fellow in Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
- (8/10/12) - Brian Fidlin, PsyD, psychologist in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, received the 2012 Early Career Psychologist Award from the Milwaukee Area Psychological Association. He was selected in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to the field of psychology and the positive impact he has made in the Milwaukee community.
- (6/15/12) - Children's Hospital and Health System (Children's Hospital of Wisconsin) has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to pilot a program designed to reduce health care costs and improve quality of care. Children's is creating an Advanced Wrap Network Model (AWN) of culturally sensitive professional, clinical and social resources to educate members of Children's Community Health Plan (CCHP), 45,000-member Medicaid HMO serving southeastern Wisconsin, how to effectively navigate the health care system. CCHP is a member of Children's system.
- (6/4/12) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has won a Winter/Spring 2012 Web Health Award from the Health Information Resource CenterSM for the new look of their public site.
- (5/20/12) - Keith T. Oldham, MD, surgeon-in-chief, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and professor and chief of pediatric surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA.) The mission of the APSA is to ensure optimal pediatric surgical care of patients and their families, to promote excellence in the field, and to foster a vibrant and viable community of pediatric surgeons.
- (5/16/12) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been designated a Level 4 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Children's has Wisconsin's only Level 4 pediatric epilepsy program.
- (4/28/12) - The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA), honored Elizabeth Ghilardi, Forensic Interview Program Supervisor, Child Protection Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts to advocate for children affected by abuse and neglect.
- (4/19/12) - Lisa M. Floeter, RN, pediatric intensive care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin received the Blood Center's 2012 Joan Heimler Lagacy of Life Scholarship Award. Her award winning essay was evaluated on patient care, educational and advocacy role in the organ and tissue donation community, and demonstration of the American Association of Critical Care values and ethics, such as dignity, integrity and collaboration.
- (2/13/12) - Robert Rohloff, MD, Southwest Pediatrics has been named Wisconsin Medical Society's Physician Citizen of the Year. The award recognizes and encourages Wisconsin physicians who volunteer their time and talents through civic and cultural activities, helping to improve the health and well-being of their communities. Each year this prestigious award is bestowed on one or more Wisconsin physicians who have made tremendous contributions to the community. Dr. Rohloff was chosen because of his dedication to pediatric health care and his vision for a new model of care at Southwest Pediatrics, one of Children's Hospital's primary care clinics in New Berlin. Because of his efforts, the medical home model has been implemented at Southwest Pediatrics, and it has expanded into a community of shared experiences, knowledge and resources.
- (1/16/12) - The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is pleased to announce Praveen S. Goday, MD, MBBS, CNSC, pediatric gastroenterologist, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; assistant professor, pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, Division of Pediatrics, the Medical College of Wisconsin as the winner of the 2012 Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award.
- (1/5/2012) - Kitty Montgomery, MS, RN, PCNS-BC, CPHON, was selected as one of the Business Journal's Forty under 40 recipients. The program features profiles of 40 Milwaukee-area individuals younger than 40 who are making a difference in their professions and communities.
- (12/9/11) - Robert Rohloff, MD, pediatrician, Children's Medical Group Southwest Pediatrics is a recipient of a 2011 BizTimes Health Care Heroes award. The annual awards honor southeastern Wisconsin people and organizations that are making a difference on the front lines of health care.
- (10/27/11) - The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) has awarded a three-year re-accreditation to The Medical College of Wisconsin's Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program for pediatric and adult autologous and allogeneic transplantation at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital.
- (10/2/11) - Kitty Montgomery, MS, RN, PCNS-BC, CPHON, pediatric clinical nurse specialist, Hematology/Oncology/Transplant unit, has been awarded the 2011 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing Star award. Recipients demonstrate excellence in leadership and professional involvement at work, professional organizations(s) or health care-related activities.
- (10/23/11) - Sheryn Abraham, MD, and Andrew Leslie, MD, Children's Medical Group Lakeside Pediatrics, were voted among the top pediatricians in Kenosha County in 2011 as part of a readers' choice poll sponsored by the Kenosha News. As the top pediatrician in Kenosha County, Dr. Abraham was highlighted in a special Kenosha News section.
- (9/2/11) - Becker's Hospital Review lists Peggy Troy, President and CEO, Children's Hospital and Health System as a Leader to Know.
- (9/14/11) - The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction awarded Children's Health Education Center the 2011 Friend of Education Award. State Superintendent Tony Evers presented the award to Bridget Clementi, director of Community Health, as part of his third annual State of Education address at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. CHEC was recognized for the significant contributions it has made to students across the state.
- (9/12/11) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, along with 72 hospitals with 91 teams from pediatric and cardiac intensive care units around the country, is participating in groundbreaking work in preventing bloodstream infections among hospitalized children and has saved the pediatric health care system more than $100 million. Thomas Rice, MD, medical director, critical care services, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; professor and chief, Pediatric Critical Care, The Medical College of Wisconsin, co-authored the findings that were published in the October 2011 issue of Pediatrics. The Quality Transformation Network team at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin includes members from the PICU, Central Access Team, Pharmacy and Outcomes Department.
- (8/22/11) - The MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was recently selected as a Phase 1 Center by the Children's Oncology Group. The designation is an elite award given to only 21 centers in the world. The MACC Fund Center is the only site in Wisconsin to offer early phase clinical research to children suffering from cancer.
- (7/1/11) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's burn clinical practice group placed third in the 2011 American Burn Association poster contest. The poster highlights the dangers of fire pits. Members of the committee who created the poster include: Barb Riordan; Stacy Barry-Coffey; Colleen Baughn; Stephanie Clayton; Latoya Stamper; Matt Jandresevits; Jeanne Braby; Margaret Thew; Robyn Treder; Kristin Braun; Emily Dix; Jeanne Briscoe; Larry Susienka; and Shelli Kernan.
- (6/1/11) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin received American Burn Association poster contest award.
- (5/20/11) - Children's Hospital and Health System recognized as a Top Workplace by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- (5/19/11) - Jane B. Pettit Pain and Palliative Care Center honored by American Pain Society.
- (5/19/11) - Steven J. Weisman, MD, medical director, Pain Management, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, received the 2011 Jeffrey Lawson Award from the American Pain Society.
- (5/17/11) - Ten specialties at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin ranked in
U.S. News and World Report's 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals.
- (5/12/11) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin receives accreditation for Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship.
- (3/3/11) - The lactation management team at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin received the IBCLC Care Award from the International Board of Certified Lactation Examiners and the International Lactation Consultants Association. The IBCLC Care Award, which is valid for two years, recognizes hospitals, birthing facilities, and birthing services that hire certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and have a dedicated lactation support program available at least five days a week.
- (2/16/11) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin physicians named 2010 - 2011 Best Doctors in America®.
- (11/10/10) - Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children's Hospital and Health System named to top 50 women in health care leadership by Becker's Hospital Review.
- (9/29/10) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recognized for dedication to improving patient experience.
- (9/27/10) - Children's Hospital and Health System named one of America's best adoption-friendly workplaces.
- (4/16/10) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's New Berlin Clinic awarded LEED Silver certification.
- (3/26/10) - Children's Hospital Respiratory Care earns national quality recognition.
- (2/4/10) - Children's Hospital and Health Ssytem ranked No. 106 in Training magazine's Training Top 125 awards.