Quality and Outcomes Reports - Anesthesiology
Where do our Anesthesia patients come from?
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 throughout the country come to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for surgeries or procedures that require anesthesia.
About the data - The map shows the states and other countries that patients receiving anesthesia during care traveled from in 2012 based on the patient's home ZIP code.
Related dimensions of care:
What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Our anesthesiologists are board certified in anesthesiology and have completed at least one additional year of pediatric anesthesiology training or experience. Many staff also has subspecialty training in pediatric critical care, complex medical care and pain management.
- We are recognized for driving many innovations in perioperative monitoring and are setting standards around the world for noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring, which is used to make sure the body is receiving enough oxygen and nutrients through the blood.
- Team members use the latest equipment and therapies and have access to a variety of subspecialty teams such as pain management, critical care, orthopedics, neurosurgical, cardiac and complex airway management.
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, certified by the American College of Surgeons. This certification means we are able to provide the best possible care to the most critically injured children. It also recognizes that we are involved in injury prevention, research and education.
- Our focus on patient-centered care includes:
- Encouraging partnerships with open, ongoing communication between family members and health care providers. Our Family Advisory Committee is made up of parents and hospital staff to improve communication, quality of care and hospital amenities.
- Regularly surveying our patients and encouraging them to share their opinions and suggestions.
- Reviewing and implementing changes based on patient satisfaction feedback.
- Caring for healthy patients at Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee where the focus is on comfort and convenience.
- Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House and Kathy's House to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.
Patients and families:
- Take a virtual tour, which will help prepare patients and families for the procedure and hospital stay.
- Follow all eating and drinking restrictions before surgery.
- 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.
- Care guidelines for medical professionals
- Educational materials
- Pocket Directory
If you have questions about these data or information, email us or call (414) 266-6556.