Emergency department volume

Quality and Outcomes Reports - Emergency Medicine

Why we measure it - Research shows that emergency departments and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.

Emergency department volume

What this means - Visit volumes have remained steady over the past four years with an increase in 2009 due to H1N1 volume.

About the data - The graph shows the number of visits to the Emergency Department from 2008-2011.

Related dimensions of care:

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How we provide the best care

  • We redesigned our Emergency Department to improve patient flow and to enhance care for our patients.
  • Our ER uses the Lean system guidelines to improve overall patient and family experience in the clinic. Lean is an internationally recognized tool that helps us run more efficiently. It also allows our health care providers to focus on caring for patients.

Level I pediatric trauma center

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.

Family accommodations

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 to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.