Survival by diagnosis

Why we measure it - Overwhelmingly, survival is the first and most important statistic parents and others ask about. We measure survival for a number of ENT procedures and compare ourselves to the national average to make sure we are providing excellent care

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About the data - The graph reflects the survival to discharge for select procedures at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin compared to Pediatric Hospital Information System peers. PHIS hospitals represent other leading free-standing pediatric hospitals.

What this means - Our survival rate is 100 percent for common ear, nose and throat diagnoses.

Related dimensions of care:

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How we provide the best care

  • Many of our ENT doctors are nominated as some of the Best Doctors in America® database. Nationally, fewer than 3 to 5 percent of all physicians are listed.
  • We have experience performing ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedures for babies who needed immediate airway surgery after birth. During an EXIT procedure, the baby is delivered and the airway is stabilized while the newborn is still connected to the mother by the umbilical cord for life support. Surgery takes place to correct the baby's problem in that setting or soon after depending on the concern.
  • Through our Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, we can diagnose most congenital defects in unborn babies and offer counseling and coordinate medical care for mother and baby. This allows families and staff time to anticipate needs and plan care, which improves the care provided at birth.
  • We have pediatric-trained anesthesiologists and an excellent Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. This helps us achieve better outcomes than our peers.
  • The Froedtert & Medical College Birth Center is located inside Children's Hospital to reduce the time it takes to get a newborn baby into surgery. Research shows outcomes improve when the delivery room and operating room are close together. This also offers families the added convenience of having mother and baby hospitalized near one another.

Children's transport team

We have a highly specialized Children's Transport Team available 24 hours a day to stabilize and transport seriously sick and injured infants and children to our center. More than 1,500 transports are provided each year.