Quality and Outcomes Reports - Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Why we measure it - Research shows that surgeons 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 - The Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery program of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and our regional services continues to grow, in the number and expertise of our surgeons. More patients and families are choosing our care. Given the complexity of our patients, most are seen in our clinic in Milwaukee.
About the data - This data reflects the number of outpatient visits to our Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Clinics per year. Our New Berlin Clinic opened in 2009.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- To improve patient flow and case management in the Surgery Clinic, we created specialty clinics including a Burn Clinic and a multidisciplinary Hirschprung's and Imperforate Anus Clinic.
- We offer outreach clinics to reduce the number of trips many families may need to make to our Milwaukee hospital. Our surgeons travel to Neenah, Green Bay and New Berlin, Wis., to provide care closer to where our patients live.
- We train future pediatric surgeons in our fellowship program.
Patients and families:
- If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please call Central Scheduling at (877) 607-5280 or (414) 607-5280 as soon as possible to reschedule so another child can be seen.
- Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so we can gather needed information from you before you see the doctor.
- Check with your insurance provider before your visit to see if a referral is needed to see a specialist at Children's Hospital.
- Bring the name, address, phone and fax numbers of your child's primary care and/or referring doctor so we can update them on your child's care.
- Bring a full list of the medications your child is taking including over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins and supplements.
- Fill out and fax a referral form prior to sending the patient to Children's Hospital for outpatient ancillary services or a specialty clinic visit.
- Forward any pertinent patient documentation, including test results, to the specialty physician's office prior to the patient's visit.
- 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 this data or information, email us or call (414) 266-6556.