Visit Volume - Overall
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 - There has been an increase in visits to the Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center in the past four years.
About the data - This graph reflects the number of visits captured in our registration system in years 2009-2012.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- The Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies team consists of pediatric specialists in Dermatology, Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Ophthalmology. All are board certified in their specialty.
- We provide a nurse clinician who helps families navigate the hospital system by coordinating appointments, tests and procedures with multiple providers and directing families to resources for family accommodations.
- Patients see all the necessary specialists at one visit, and health care team members meet to discuss all treatment options and provide a unified opinion and treatment plan.
- We perform many outpatient procedures at our Surgicenter location near the Milwaukee hospital, approximately 10 minutes from Children's Hospital. Here, patients may be scheduled sooner and enjoy the convenience of a smaller facility, while being cared for by the same pediatric dermatologists and pediatric anesthesiologists they would see at the hospital.
- To improve our clinic flow and patients' experience, we redesigned and expanded our Dermatology Clinic.
- To improve scheduling and make sure children are seen by the most appropriate specialist, we created specialty clinics. Children may be seen in the general Dermatology Clinic, Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center, Hemangioma of Infancy Clinic, Atopic Dermatitis Clinic, Dermatology-Oncology Clinic, Surgery Clinic or Laser Clinic.
- We help train future pediatric specialists through our Dermatology fellowship program.
- We offer the Family Accommodations Program to help make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments for families traveling to our center from a long distance.
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.
- 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 primary care and/or referring doctor so we can update them appropriately on your care.
- Bring a full list of the medications your child is taking including over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins, supplements and topical ointments or creams that are applied to the skin.
- If your child needs surgery, make sure you complete the surgery information packet provided by your doctor and follow all the instructions.
- 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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If you have questions about these data or information, email us or call (414) 266-6556.
|Catherine, age 2 months|
Catherine Vendlinski was born 14 weeks prematurely and developed an infantile hemangioma on her eyelid soon after birth. She arrived at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin at age 2 months for treatment. Today, Catherine's tumor is shrinking and she is expected to have minimal or no sight impairment.
|Catherine, 7 months|