Safety and quality - Number of patients
Emergency room visits
Why we measure it - Research shows that doctors and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to have better results.
What this means - The chart shows our emergency room visits have been steady. In 2009, we had many visits due to H1N1 (swine flu).
About the data - This is the number of visits to our emergency room.
What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Children's Hospital is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest level of care for children with severe illnesses and injuries.
- Trauma surgeons and medical specialists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our patients have quick access to the doctors they need.
- Nurses must complete six months of special training and have at least two years of nursing experience before they work in our emergency room.
- We offer five urgent care locations in the Milwaukee area. Urgent care is for illnesses or injuries that you normally would get care for at your regular doctor's office. The emergency room is for more serious illnesses and injuries. When you use urgent care for less serious issues, this may get you care quicker or reduce your costs. Learn more about when to use urgent care and the emergency room.
If you have questions, e-mail or call (414) 266-6556.