All infants length of stay

Median length of stay (all infants)

Why we measure it - We realize the importance of not having a child stay in the hospital any longer than necessary. The average time a child is in the hospital depends on many factors including the seriousness of the illness or injury. Medical therapies can have a significant impact on recovery and length of hospital stay.

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What this means - The median length of stay for all patients has remained steady since 2009. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Fox Valley Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is able to provide the highest quality of care while keeping our average length of stay low.

About the data - This data reflects the median number of days an infant stays in the hospital before going home. The data was collected in accordance with data definitions governed by Vermont Oxford Network (VON). VON is a nonprofit voluntary collaboration of more than 900 NICUs around the world. Its database provides unique, reliable and confidential data about the care and outcomes of high-risk newborns.

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How we provide the best care

  • We have an on-site inpatient case manager who meets with families daily to help plan for discharge to home.

Patient advocacy

  • Be an advocate for your child. Participate in daily bedside clinical discussions, and provide any information about your child that may be helpful to staff.
  • Follow medical instructions fully and carefully. 
  • Ask questions if you don't understand the plan of care or if you are not sure how to care for your child.