Quality and outcomes reports

Our safety and quality reports help families and partner providers make the most informed health care decisions for the benefit of their children and patients. We follow the Institute of Medicine's Six Dimensions of Care to structure our quality improvement efforts.

To provide feedback, or for more information on our quality data, email us or call (414) 266-6556.

Volumes and outcomes

Our dedicated team of heart specialists are recognized leaders in treating children with complex congenital heart problems. As our reputation continues to expand across the United States, more families are choosing Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to treat their child's heart condition.

In 2014, 15,174 unique patients across 33 states and 1 other country were referred to us for cardiac care.

We want our patients and families to have the best care experience possible. To continue to provide excellent care, we ask our guests to fill out a survey rating their care experience. The rating scale ranges from 0 to 10 where 0 is the worst experience and 10 is the best. We strive to achieve a 9 or 10 rating from every patient and family that chooses our care which is represented in the graph below.



This cardiology graph contains data from the following Children's Hospital of Wisconsin locations: Milwaukee, Delafield, Fox Point, Fox Valley, Kenosha and New Berlin.

Surgical outcomes for common procedures

The congenital heart surgery program at Children’s Hospital is “3-star” rated by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for outcomes (the highest rating possible), placing us among the top 5 percent of programs in the country. Outcomes data is available for many heart surgery procedures performed at Children’s Hospital in the last five reporting periods and links to that information are provided below. For information about other procedures, ask your physician, contact us online or call us at (414) 607-5280 (toll free at (877) 607-5280).