Quality and Outcomes Reports - Neonatology
Why we measure it - Research shows that physicians and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - Many patients and families from outside Wisconsin are choosing our care. As the reputation of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has grown nationally, families from outside our region are seeking our expertise for their child's care.
About the data - The map shows the states that Neonatology patients came from in 2012.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has the only Level 3C Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state, the highest level acknowledged by the American Academy of Pediatrics, capable of caring for any newborn regardless of diagnosis.
- Through our Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, we can diagnose most heart defects in unborn babies and offer counseling and coordinated medical care for mother and baby. This allows families and staff time to anticipate needs and plan care, which improves the care provided at birth.
- The Froedtert & Medical College Birth Center is located inside Children's Hospital to reduce the time it takes to get a fragile newborn into surgery. Research shows outcomes improve when the delivery room and operating room are close together. This also offers families the added convenience of having mother and baby hospitalized near one another.
- We have a highly specialized Children's Transport Team available 24 hours a day to stabilize and transport seriously sick and injured infants and children to our center. Close to 1,500 transports are provided each year.
- We offer the Family Accommodations Program to help make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments for families traveling to our center from a long distance.
- Children's Hospital has the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state to host the March of Dimes Family Support Program, which provides information and comfort to families of premature and other critically ill newborns. It addresses the needs of patients and families throughout the newborn's hospitalization, transition home and in the event of an infant's death.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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