In The News
Below is a selection of recent articles from online media sources around the country that highlight Children's Hospital and Health System.
Editorial: Act Now expansion good for kids, schools
Green Bay Press Gazette - (Sept. 2013)
The Green Bay Press Gazette expresses support for Act Now, the anti-bullying program for students and teachers for kids in kindergarten to eight grade, a partnership between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the state Department of Public Instruction.
Waukesha family works to give back to Children's Hospital
WISN - Ch. 12 News - (Sept. 2013)
WISN 12 News' Patrick Paolantonio shows one family's all-out effort to give back to the doctors, nurses and specialists helping the little boy.
Briggs and Al's Run and Walk
Fox6 - (Sept. 2013)
It's the 36th year and the Briggs and Al's Run and Walk is going strong. Fox6 reporter Justin Williams caught up with families who have personal ties to the event.
Briggs & Al's Run & Walk
Photo Gallery: JSOnline.com - (Sept. 2013)
Children's Hospital project addresses importance of immunizations and safe infant sleep practices
Milwaukee Times – (Sept. 2013)
Getting College Credit For What You Already Know
NPR - (Sept. 2013)
The University of Wisconsin System will soon offer a new option for working adults who want to complete their bachelor's degree. Under the Flexible Option, students can earn credits and a degree, by proving they've mastered competencies. The Flex Option is aimed at helping more than 700,000 residents who have college credit but no degree, and adults who don't have time to attend classes. Katie Hyland, transport nurse clinician at Children's Hospital explains how it's working to help her.
Your genomic future: Personalised medicine is here
New Scientist - (Sept. 2013)
Genome sequencing is bringing a medical revolution for families with rare diseases, and the rest of us will benefit too. For the Yuska family, the future of medicine is here. Thanks to whole genome sequencing at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin, parents Danielle and Erik have a name for the mysterious condition that they feared would take the life of their 7-year-old daughter, Lillian, and they have an idea of what her outlook might be.
Children's Hospital's Project ADAM celebrates 71 lives saved
The Valued Voice, Wisconsin Health Association - (Aug. 2013)
Project ADAM™ (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory) recently announced 71 lives have been saved since it was founded in 1999. Project ADAM is a Children's Hospital of Wisconsin program that helps schools throughout the nation prepare for and respond to cardiac emergencies.
Back to school immunizations
WTMJ-Ch. 4 Wisconsin Tonight - (Aug. 2013)
It's back to school time, and parents need to make sure their kids are up-to-date on their immunizations. Dr. Lyn Ranta from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin talks about the importance of immunizations.
8 Ways To Make Your Child's Doctor Appointment Stress-Free
baby gooroo - (Aug. 2013)
Taking your child to the pediatrician doesn't have to be a stressful experience for mom, dad or child. Dr. Cindy Running, pediatrician, Bayshore Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, along with other experts from around the country, explain how to prepare.
Concussions: How Much Do You Know to Protect Your Teen?
Family Circle - (Aug. 2013)
Maybe you know someone whose teenager has suffered a brain injury playing sports -- a colleague at work, the neighbor down the block, your BFF from college. Would you recognize the signs if your child had a concussion? What you don't know could hurt him.
Rodney Versus Death
Radiolab - (Aug. 2013)
What do you do in the face of a monstrous disease with a 100% fatality rate? Rodney Willoughby, MD, pediatric infectious disease, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; associate professor, the Medical College of discovers a possible solution never done before.
Dorsey Levens latest project is documentary on concussions
Fox6 - (Aug. 2013)
Levens was the special guest at a concussion awareness and safety event hosted by Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, along with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
State Fair comes to the hospital
JSOnline / Photo gallery - (Aug. 2013)
Blue ribbons remind people of the need for more foster care
Fox6 News - (Aug. 2013)
There is a critical need for foster care in Milwaukee County. On Monday, August 5th, a group of people took to the streets to raise awareness, and get more people involved. Officials with Children's Hospital Community Services say there are more than 2,000 kids in Milwaukee County in foster care right now, many who are in group homes. But it's not just about finding quantity that's important, organizers are looking for quality foster parents, which is why they say they target the downtown community.
Work to stop bullying now
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - (Aug. 2013)
With the school year approaching, it's time to take a closer look at a problem many teenagers have faced: bullying. Fortunately, there are efforts to both educate students and help those who are being harassed.
opinion piece written by Juwana Kujjo, senior at Messmer High School in Milwaukee and an intern this summer at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Wisconsin bills would mandate heart disease screening on newborns
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - (Aug. 2013)
Hope Patchak thought maybe she was just being overzealous when she kept telling doctors something was wrong with her baby. Further testing at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Herma Heart Center proved to be life-saving.
Area making effort to place defibrillators where needed [The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.]
Pharmacy Choice - (Aug. 2013)
It's a shocking statistic when put into terms of survival: If you are suffering the type of sudden cardiac arrest that responds to automatic external defibrillation, having an AED unit nearby increases your chances of making it through from as little as 8 percent to as much as 70 percent.
Genomics in Clinical Practice: Lessons from the Front Lines
Science Magazine - (July 2013)
The price of whole-genome and -exome sequencing has fallen to the point where these methods can be applied to clinical medicine. Researchers and clinicians at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin outline the lessons learned in converting a sequencing laboratory designed for research into a fully functional clinical program.
Doctors apply lessons from boy's case in sequencing genes of 25 other patients
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – (July 2013)
Learn about how researchers and clinicians at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin have created the Genomic Medicine Clinic at Children's Hospital building on their ground breaking work in whole genome sequencing.
Pediatric and Neonatal Interfacility Transport: Results From a National Consensus Conference
Pediatrics (July 2013)
Michael T. Meyer, M.D., Medical Director Transport and Physician Referral Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) Medical College of Wisconsin is co-author of an article which details changes in the practice of interfacility transport over the past decade and expresses the consensus views of leaders in the field of transport medicine, including the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Transport Medicine.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - (July 1, 2013)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Marquette University College of Nursing will partner on two new clinics in low-income neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
MACC Fund gives kids hospital $10 million
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (June 26, 2013)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the MACC Fund announced a gift to support and continue to improve the survivorship and quality of life of children with cancer and blood disorders through excellence of care, research and education. Learn how one physician at the MACC Fund Center at Children's Hospital had a connection to the MACC Fund long before medical school.
Madison family will lobby congress on behalf of Children's Hospitals
Wisconsin Public Radio (June 17, 2013)
A Madison family on their way to Washington, D.C. will share their personal story with legislators to protect health care programs for children.
Daughter's birth transforms first-time father into a new man
Janesville Gazette (June 16, 2013)
Learn how one man's feels on his first Father's Day after his baby daughter, a patient at Children's Hospital, was born with a rare heart defect.
Research needed on child abuse prevention: panel
Yahoo News (June 10, 2013)
Lynn K. Sheets, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection Services, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin responds to the recently released final recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that says there is not enough evidence to suggest all children be screened for maltreatment. Sheets is also an Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Section Chief, Child Advocacy and Protection.
Kohl's Cares Donates $1.5 Million to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Morningstar.com (May 2013)
Kohl's Department Stores today announced a $1.5 million donation to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin from Kohl's Cares®, the company's philanthropic platform, to fund the Kohl's Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program.
Anecdotal Evidence Provides Clues to Youth Concussions
New York Times (May 2013)
Dr. Kevin Walter, program director, pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, provides insight about the growing number of children and adolescents treated for concussions.
Packers visit Children's Hospital in Neenah
Blog.Packers.com (May 2013)
Part of the annual Packer Tailgate Tour was a surprise visit from the guys in Green and Gold to patients at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah. View photo gallery.
Students Learn About Distracted Driving Through Simulator
WSAW (CBS) - Wausau (May 2013)
Students at Wausau West High School learned about the consequences of texting while driving all thanks to a real life simulator on Thursday thanks to a partnership between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Health, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Traffic Safety and State Farm.
Kids learn bike safety at State Fair Park for Winners Wear Helmets
Real Milwaukee - (May 2013)
600 kids from Milwaukee Public Schools participated in Winners Wear Helmets which aims to teach kids the importance of bike safety.
Children, younger than ever, face weight issue
WISN 12 News (May 2013)
Experts from Children's Hospital discuss ways to address children who are overweight.
Bedtime can be anything but restful with kids who have sleep issues
Appleton Post Crescent (May 2013)
Dr. Louella Amos, pediatric pulmonologist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin explains sleep issues for children don't have to turn into a nightmare.
Little Chute volunteer makes an impact at Children's Hospital in Neenah
Wausau Daily Herald (April 2013)
Carissa Johnston of Little Chute finds volunteering at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah can make a big difference.
BizTimes (April 2013)
Catherine Jacobson, Peggy Troy and Susan Edwards all hold high-ranking positions in health care systems in Wisconsin. The first of the three CEOs to land in Wisconsin was Peggy Troy, CEO, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Children's Hospital starts ad campaign to sell itself to community
WISN-Ch. 12 (April 2013)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is doing something it hasn't done in a decade: run television commercials. A little boy named Oliver, who almost didn't make it, and his observant big sister Zoe are the shiny, happy faces starring in the ad.
Childhood cancer survivor finds his calling as a nurse
Today's TMJ4 (April 2013)
Eric Lunderskov is a nurse at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. But as a teen, he was a patient of a doctor with whom he now works.
Caught on camera: Distracted driving kills thousands a year
Today's TMJ4 (April 2013)
Denna Liska, motor vehicle safety specialist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, weighs in on distracted driving and how adults can be better role models for teen drivers.
Teen Talk: Communication 101
Wisconsin Tonight - WISN-Ch. 4 (April 2013)
Dr. Ramel Smith, psychologist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, talks about opening the lines of communication with teenagers.
Sentinel Injuries in Infants Evaluated for Child Physical Abuse
Pediatrics (March 2013)
Findings of the "Sentinel Injuries in Infants Evaluated for Child Physical Abuse" study were published in Pediatrics and show relatively minor injuries can precede more severe physical abuse in infants. The research was led by principal investigator Lynn K. Sheets, MD, medical director, Child Protection Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and associate professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Greenfield baby receives heart transplant at 4 months old
WISN-Ch. 12 (March 2013)
After being born with a severe heart abnormality, baby Autumn is making amazing strides with the help of the team at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Herma Heart Center.
Black Excellence Awards profile: Bregetta Wilson
WISN-Ch. 12 (Feb. 2013)
Bregetta Wilson is a community health navigator for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services. Wilson works to save lives in areas once branded as Milwaukee's toughest neighborhoods. Wilson grew up in the foster care and is now a foster care youth and child advocate. She will be honored at Milwaukee's Black Excellence Awards on Feb. 22.
Wisconsin Public Radio (Feb. 2013)
Dr. Ron Pupp, director of counseling for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services is Joy Cardin's guest on Feb. 12 to talk about the challenges facing our state's mental health care system and applauds Gov. Scott Walker for the increased funding in the upcoming budget.
New plans, state funds announced for center to aid domestic violence victims
todaystmj4.com - Feb. 2013
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Sojourner Family Peace Center joined Governor Scott Walker to announce a proposal to build the Family Justice Center, a first-of-its-kind model to deliver adult and family services with child focused services in one coordinated, centrally located facility.
A Mother's Story
CBS58 - Feb. 2013
The bullet that ended the life of her son, State Department of Justice agent Jay Balchunas, changed the lives of those who loved him forever. The 34-year-old was working undercover on a drug case when he was shot to death during a robbery in 2004. "We try to live our lives in a way that honors him," said Mary Kay who now serves as a chaplain at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. There, she provides spiritual support to parents of young victims including children injured or killed by gunfire.
Business Journal Forty Under 40 Class of 2013
Milwaukee Business Journal - Feb. 2013
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.
Top 10 children's hospitals in the US
NBC TODAY - Feb. 2013
As a parent, you never want to see your child sick, but if the need arises for specialized care, Dana Points of Parents magazine shares the top hospitals you should turn to for help.
10 Best Children's Hospitals - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin ranked #4 in the nation
Preemie and newborn, emergency, orthopedic, heart, pulmonary and cancer care specialties all ranked in the top 10
Parents Magazine - Feb. 2013
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has been ranked #4 in the nation by Parents magazine through its Best Children's Hospitals survey. This is the third time Children's Hospital made the Parents top-10 list. Parents also ranked 6 specialty areas, and we were in the top 10 for all of these.
Family thankful for every moment with child fighting many battles
Today's TMJ-4 - Jan. 2013
Hannah is a sweet little girl who has lived a lifetime of challenges. David S. Smith, MD, Down Syndrome Clinic, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Assistant Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin, leads the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children's Hospital. Dr. Smith explains what is known about why children with Down Syndrome are at a higher risk for leukemia.
SynCardia Sets New Records for Total Artificial Heart Implants, Revenue and Profit in 2012
The Business Journals - Jan. 2013
To date, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of six pediatric hospitals have performed one or more implants of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart.
It's not too late to get the flu vaccine. Spread the word
Health Care Communications - Jan. 2013
See how Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Holland Hospital, Inova Health System, and other health care organizations are sharing this news.
Sheila Reynolds - Top Corporate Counsel
Business Journal - Dec. 2012
Sheila Reynolds is corporate vice president and general counsel for Children's Hospital and Health System. She was selected as Community Champion for the Business Journal's Top Corporate Counsel Awards.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's 17th annual Bids for Kids raises more than $110,000 for children and families across Wisconsin
Wisconsin Health News - Dec. 2012
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recently held its 17th annual Bids for Kids event at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The event raised more than $110,000 thanks to the generous support of the community.
Laugh It Up Milwaukee supports anti-bullying efforts in local schools
YouTube.com - Dec. 2012
Watch this clip from TMJ4 Live at Noon to learn how a partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is helping to build a healthier Milwaukee by raising money to support anti-bullying efforts in local schools. Laugh it up Milwaukee 2013 presents comedians Richard Lewis and Susie Essman for an evening of comedy and community at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Saturday January 19, 2013.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin brightens Waukegan boy's holiday
Waukegan Patch - Dec. 2012
To help brighten the holidays, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, hosted the a winter-themed carnival in its lobby for patients and their families last week.
Adoption Celebration Day brings children, families together in Milwaukee
WTMJ-News, 620 WTMJ News Radio - Nov. 2012
As of Friday, 240 children were waiting to be adopted in Wisconsin. Adoption Celebration Day has been established to try to lower that number in our state and across America. Six families were to adopt Friday in Wisconsin. Juan and Marisol Ives is adopting Faith, a 13-month-old girl, through the Children's Hospital Community Services Program.
New families created on Adoption Day in Milwaukee
Fox 6 News – Nov. 2012
Adoption Day brings a sigh of relief to families like the Best family who have been foster parents to Sarah for the past two years. Brenda and Larry Best are just one of the parents who finalized adoption proceedings in court today. Brenda says, "It's very exciting. I've been waiting for a while and now this is time for it."
New website makes donating to Children's Miracle Network easier
Fox 6 Real Milwaukee - Nov. 2012
Children's Miracle Network Manager Liz Girsch stops by Real Milwaukee to talk about Impact Giving.
The Aaron Rodgers 12 Days of Christmas Program to Benefit the MACC Fund Starts December 1 at Kohl's Department Stores
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Nov. 2102
Giving new meaning to the number on Rodgers' jersey, the 12 Days of Christmas program is near and dear to his heart because it has the potential to help so many kids in such a big way.
Lane will be new chief pediatrician at Children's Hospital
BizTimes.com - Nov. 2012
Robert Lane, M.D., M.S., has been named chair of the department of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and pediatrician-in-chief at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Children's Hospitals Today - Fall 2012
The Affordable Care Act created the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test payment and health care delivery models and awarded at least six CMMI grants to children's hospitals' projects.
Medical College, Children's get $4.3M for diabetes study
The Business Journal - Oct. 2012
The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute said Tuesday they received a four-year, $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to investigate the genes involved in type 1 diabetes.
New test can help protect student athletes when they suffer concussions
WTMJ-Ch. 4, NBC - Oct. 2012
Drs. Kevin Walter and Michael McCrea discuss the importance of care and follow-up on and off the field when a youth athelete suffers a concussion.
Bieber fans from Children's Hospital attend concert thanks to Kapco and BMO Harris Bradley Center
BizTimes.com - Oct. 2012
Fourteen of Justin Bieber's biggest Milwaukee fans got a special opportunity to see him in concert Sunday, Oct. 21, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center with seating in their very own concert suite.
Central coach Jon Higgins, a former Vol, helps save play's life
Knoxnews.com - Oct. 2012
A 14-year-old boy was saved, thanks to an automated external defibrillator at his school. The Tennessee affiliate of Project ADAM, provided funding for the AED. Project ADAM was founded in 1999 in Wisconsin by Adam Lemel's parents with support from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Troy, Jacobson named health care 'leaders to know'
The Business Journal - Oct. 2012
Children's Hospital and Health System CEO Peggy Troy has been named among the "120 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review.
Seconds matter: Kids act fast, so do poisons
Agri-view - Oct. 2012
Children move quickly and caregivers will too, with the assistance of the Wisconsin Poison Center.
Business Journal names Top Corporate Counsel winners
Business Journal - Oct. 2012
Sheila Reynolds, corporate vice president and general counsel for Children's Hospital and Health System, was selected as the recipient of Community Champion for the Business Journal's Top Corporate Counsel Awards.
Secretary Newson applauds Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Easter Seals for Project SEARCH
Wispolitics.com - Oct. 2012
Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson honored Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin for their successful Project SEARCH initiative that provides on-the-job training and employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities.
Family uses social media to land bone marrow transplant for 6-year-old in Milwaukee
WTMJ-Ch. 4 (NBC) - Sept. 2012
Learn about one family's journey to use social media to find the perfect bone marrow donor for Jake.
Game-based bullying-prevention program helps schools
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Sept. 2012
The Act Now! program launched in 2010 by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is an electronic, game-based curriculum that focuses on reducing student bullying and improving school climate. The program is showing positive results in Wisconsin schools, according to the results of new research released Wednesday.
BPA may be linked to obesity in children, study says
Sacramento Bee from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Sept. 2012
Dr. Praveen Goday, program director, nutrition at Children's Hospital and associate professor at the Medical College comments on a recent study linking BPA to childhood obesity.
Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital raises more than $1 million -
Event tops $14 million raised since inception
Milwaukee Journal Sentienl - Sept. 2012
Nearly 14,000 runner and walkers participated in the walk & run for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on a beautiful September Saturday.
Catalpa Health to begin seeing patients in Grand Chute
Appleton Post Crescent - Sept. 2012
Catalpa Health, a partnership between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Affinity Health and ThedaCare, is an organization providing mental health services in the Fox Valley.
Apple of your eye: Parents Should Head the Warnings Signs of Serious Eye Problems
MMagazine – Sept. 2012
The eyes are the window to the soul, they say, but what happens when those windows are faulty in some way? Mark S. Ruttum, MD, pediatric ophthalmologist and medical director of ophthalmology at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and professor of opthamology at the Medical College of Wiscosin provides expert guidance.
Annual fund drive begins; please give generously
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 2012
Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Paul Jones, president and CEO of A.O. Smith Corp. are the co-chairs of the 2012 Greater Milwaukee United Way Campaign.
Immunodeficient Patients with Secondary Lung Disease Benefit from Combined Chemotherapy
Science Newsline – August 2012
A team of researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute defined a new treatment for a potentially fatal lung disease in patients with a primary immunodeficiency.
BMO Harris Bank Offering Support And Working With Community To Promote Diversity And Inclusion
The Seattle Times – August 2012
BMO Harris Bank plans to contribute $10,000 to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Act Now! program, designed for schools to address physical, verbal, emotional and cyber bullying.
Volunteers tie blue ribbons for foster care awareness
fox6now.com – August 2012
Children's Service Society of Wiscosnin, or CSSW, held the annual ribbon tie to symbolize the need for foster parents. Today, there are nearly 2,000 kids in foster care here in the Milwaukee community.
Security experts prepare steps to deal with 'active shooters'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 2012
Mike Thiel, director of security for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, discusses how Children's prepares for emergencies.
Gunn to lead Children's new Population Health Management Division
WisBusiness.com – August 2012
Veronica Gunn, MD, MPH, FAAP, has been promoted to vice president of Population Health Management of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, effective Aug. 1. Children's has created the new division, Population Health Management and Payment Innovation, to focus efforts to improve the health of children, lower the cost of care, develop new payment models and enhance the patient and client experience. In addition, Sara Steines, MPP, has been promoted to director of Population Health Management.
Prospective Trial of a Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device
The New England Journal of Medicine - August 2012
James Tweddell, MD, medical director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, participated in a studying involving 17 institutions to help children with severe heart failure using a pediatric ventricular assist device as a bridge to heart transplantation.
Undead: The Rabies Virus Remains a Medical Mystery
Wired.com - July 2012
In 2004, Jeanna Giese was the first documented patient ever to survive rabies without receiving a vaccine.
Dr. Keith Oldham Elected President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association
WauwatosaNow.com - July 2012
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.)
Family Drug Treatment Court helps parents, children reunite after addiction
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 2012
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin is working with working with Theresa and her family so that her daughter could, someday - if Theresa got clean and stayed clean and demonstrated that she could be the mom her daughter needed - come home.
Nursing Groups Give Nod to Pregnancy Blot Clot Awareness Campaign
Advance for Nurses – - July 2012
Randall Kuhlmann, MD, PhD, director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Section and Maternal Fetal Care Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital is protecting his patients from a preventable disease.
Living on the edge of science
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 2012
An update on 7 year-old Nic Volker 2 years and the science of whole genome sequencing after DNA sequencing and a blood cord transplant saved his life.
Schools participating in Seal a Smile
finsights.com - July 2012
Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile(SAS) is a statewide sealant program that offers grants to local school-based programs targeting underserved children. Children's Health Alliance, a member of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin contracts with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to provide the sealant program.
20 years after crash, survivor helps at blood center
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 2012
Twenty years ago young Matt McDonell was rushed to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin after an unfortunate bicycle accident. Find out what Matt's doing today - just around the corner from Children's Hospital!
Finding a Match: Special Mission To Save Lives
ABC Good Morning America - July 2012
Jake Larkin, a 5 year-old boy from San Francisco, is being treated at Children's Hospital for Severe Aplastic Anemia. He will most likely need a bone marrow transplant. Being bone marrow donor is easy and can save lives.
Gov. Walker meets with boy on heart transplant list at Children's Hospital
Fox6Now.com - July 2012
Gov. Scott Walker visited Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 20th to meet 12-year-old Blake Parker and fulfill one item on Parker's wish list. Parker was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome — a congenital heart disease.
Children's receives $2.8 million grant
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - June 2012
Children's Hospital and Health System will receive a $2.8 million grant from the federal government to test new ways of lowering costs and improving care.
Children's Hospital anti-bullying campaign
88Nine Radio Milwaukee - June 2012
Bridget Clementi, director, Community Health was interviewed for a story about bullying with Nate Imig on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.
Monitor On Psychology - June 2012
Ramel L. Smith, PhD and William Seymour, PhD, child and adolescent psychologists, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Hector Torres, PsyD, director, the Center for Latino/a Mental Health at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, are on a mission to redefine American masculinity.
A Gentle Presence – Health Care Hero
M Magazine – June 2012
Mary Kay Balchunas, chaplain, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin provides a calming and reassuring presence for children and their families.
Children's, 'Zink' team up against bullying
Business Journal – June 2012
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin teamed up with Zink the Zebra Foundation to design Act Now! - to get to the heart of bullying.
Nurse honored for her role in supporting organ donation
WauwatosaNOW.com - May 2012
Lisa Floeter, RN, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, understands first hand the need for organ donations.
Condition of child struck by arrow upgraded to fair
ABC Good Morning America – May 2012
Doctors at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin saved Aryanna Schneeberg, age 7, after an arrow pierced her back and punctured 5 organs a freak accident on a sidewalk on a Sunday afternoon.
NFL's concussion concerns hit home for parents of young players, coulding football's future
The Daily Reporter - May 2012
Dr. Shayne Fehr, pediatric/adolescent concussion specialist lends an important expert perspective on the topic of concussion and football.
Newsmakers: Catalpa Health
Appelton Post-Crescent - March 2012
Travis Andersen, St. Elizabeth Hospital president; Dean Gruner, ThedaCare president and CEO; and Cindy Christensen, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin president and COO, were guests on the weekly issues program to discuss Catalpa Health, a new joint venture dedicated to children's mental health services.
Cracking Your Genetic Code
PBS NOVA - March 2012
Children's Hospital Genetics Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin were featured on a program about whole genome sequencing.
Senate OKs youth sports concussions measure
JSOnline.com - Feb. 2012
The Senate approved a bill backed by many of the state's health care providers that would establish procedures for handling cases of young athletes who have suffered a concussion.
Top 5 Hidden Health Hazards of Flooding
Yahoo.com - Feb. 2012
A study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin contributed to newly releases information about health risks associated with flooding.
Affinity Health System, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, ThedaCare launch Catalpa Health
Appleton Post Crescent - Feb. 2012
Children and teens will have greater access to mental health services in the Fox Cities under a new organization launched today by Affinity Health System, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare.
A one-in-a million disease; a lifesaving bone marrow transplant - given twice
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Feb. 2012
James Casper, MD, pediatric oncologist is treating Samantha Johnson, age 24, who recently received a second bone marrow transplant - at the same hospital, by the same physician, for the same condition - 24 years later.
Fourth and State: Concussions
From JSOnline.com - Feb. 2012
Kevin Walter, MD, program director, Pediatric & Sports Medicine, Children's Hosptial of Wisconsin; professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin sits down with David Haynes, editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to talk about legislation in front of the state Senate that would set rules for how to handle young athletes suspected of having a concussion and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board shares its perspective on the issue.
Berlin Heart a bridge to transplant pediatric patients
From WUWM - Feb. 2012
James Tweddel, MD, medical director, cardiothoracic surgery, Herma Heart Center, provided valuable testimony to the FDA last year to allow the Berlin Heart to be available for patients waiting for a heart transplant.
Rufus King students learn CPR, AED skills
From Fox6now.com - Feb. 2012
Milwaukee Public School students were thinking about the heart, and learning skills to utilize when it comes to emergency situations. They learned important techniques that will help them properly perform CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators, which are located in every MPS school, thanks to funding from READY club and Project Adam.
Wisconsin teen beats the odds after ski accident, parents have a please for others
From WTMJ-Ch. 4 and todaystmj4.com - Feb. 2012
It's been quite a month for the DeGroot family from the small town of Kaukauna near Green Bay. 13-year-old Jacob DeGroot was transported to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin after having life saving surgery at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wis.
NFL leads push for youth concussion bill
From JSOnline.com - Feb. 2012
The National Football League, the Green Bay Packers and a broad coalition of medical groups throughout Wisconsin plan to make a public push in the next few weeks to gain final legislative approval for a youth concussion bill.
US doctors get to heart of the matter
From The Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia - Jan. 2012
Mike Mitchell, MD, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Herma Heart Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, recently traveled with a 15-member team to Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia. The team trains staff and performs surgery for children born with congenital heart defects.
Two families connected by tragedy at Grafton High School
From Todays TMJ4 - Jan. 2012
Joe Lemel lost his son Adam when he collapsed and died in 1999. He started Project ADAM in honor of is son. A little girl was recently saved in Green Bay. Her family spoke with TMJ4 about how a nearby defibrillator brought their 3-year back to life.
Where Grafton Basketball Player Died, the Life-Saving Mission of a Whitefish Bay Family Lives
From WhitefishBayPatch.com - Jan. 2012
Thirteen years ago, Adam Lemel died in the same place Josh Davis-Joiner did last week, and his family started Project ADAM, operated by Children s Hospital of Wisconsin's Herma Heart Center. Wisconsin schools have come a long way in establishing response.
Event raising money for Children's Hospital
From WHBY AM 1150 - Jan. 2012
A group of radio stations is raising money for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. This is the 12th year of the Woodward Radiothon, and over those years, listeners have donated more than $3 million.
Darien 'Wonder Boy' Represents American Heart Association
DarianPatch.com - Jan. 2012
They call him Wonder Boy. In many ways, Marty Viau is actually very ordinary. Caregivers at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Herma Heart Center are making sure he has plenty of time for the ordinary.
Medical advances help raise survival rate of babies born prematurely
From the Oshkosh Northwestern - Jan. 2012
When Elizabeth was born, she weighed 1 pound and 2 ounces and measured just 11 inches long. Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has a higher survival rate for premature infants younger than 3 days old and weighing less than 1,500 grams in comparison to other NICUs and is recognized as having the most advanced NICU in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Cancer Drugs Help the Hardest Cases of Pompe Disease
From Medical News Today - Jan. 2012
David Dimmock, MD, pediatric geneticist, Genetics Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the authors findings to help children with Pompe Disease. The research is helping children with this inherited disorder that affects motor skills and breathing.
Sequencing Breaks into the Clinic in 2011, but Ethical, Regulatory, and Technical Hurdles Remain
From genomeweb.com - Jan. 2012
2011 will likely be recognized as the year that genome sequencing broke out of the research realm and moved into the clinic. Following on its initial success in the Nic Volker irritable bowel disease case, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin have begun implementing a clinical whole-genome sequencing program for undiagnosed diseases.
Detour puts woman on a lifesaving path
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Dec. 2011
Julie Kapla, a 37-year-old nurse in the neonatal intensive-care unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and mother of four, left work on Wednesday and ended up stopping for more than groceries on the way home. She thought she saw a brush fire. Instead, it was a burning car, and someone was inside.
Tosa's hospital school goes high-tech
From WauwatosaNow.com -Dec. 2011
Children's Hospital school program has three hospital-based teachers and one teacher's aide from the Wauwatosa (Wis.) Public School District. Patients can attend school and get instruction 5 days a week. Teachers and students are using a new tool now.
Texas Children's Hospital, Lead Study Center, Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval of EXCOR Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device for Use in United States
From bioportfolio.com - Dec. 2011
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Herma Heart Center, one of the nation's top programs for medical and surgical treatment of congenital heart defects and heart disease in children, participated in the landmark clinical trial of children suffering from end-stage heart disease. Newborns, toddlers and teens who suffer from heart failure and need heart transplantation to survive just got a life-saving pediatric heart pump that buys time and allows them to grow stronger as they wait for a donor heart.