Quality and Outcomes Reports - Emergency Medicine
Where Our Patients Come From
Why we measure it - Research shows that doctors and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have better outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - The physicians, surgeons and staff at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin are known nationally for high-quality pediatric care. Whether patients are vacationing in the Milwaukee area or live locally, Children's Hospital is the preferred destination for emergency-level care. Patient preference is reinforced by our Level 1 trauma program approved by the American College of Surgeons. We provide care to all children and adolescents up to their 19th birthday.
About the data - The map shows the states and lists the other countries that emergency room patients came from in 2012.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Board-certified pediatric emergency medicine doctors provide nationally known round-the-clock care to our patients and their families.
- 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 pediatric Emergency Department is a member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). This network of emergency departments from across the country studies the injuries and illnesses in children and teens as a large national group. This research drives our clinical care so that we can provide the best and safest care. Through this network, we have developed the best ways to care for children, including those with head injuries, concussions, pain and asthma.
- 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:
- Bring a full list of your child's medicines. Be sure to include over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins and supplements.
- Children should not eat or drink anything (including water) if you suspect they have a deep cut or broken bone. This is because they may need surgery.
- Have your insurance card and paperwork available. We may need to gather relevant information from you before seeing the doctor.
- Bring the name, address, phone and fax numbers of your child's primary care and/or referring doctor so we can update him or her on your child's care.
- Ask questions if you don't understand the plan of care or if you are not sure how to care for your child at home.
- 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 this information, email us or call (414) 266-6556.