Low birth weight volume

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


What this means - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee consistently cares for over 70 low birth weight neonates each year.

About the data - The graph shows the number of low birth weight infants admitted at 0-3 days of age that our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has cared for in the last four years.

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How we provide the best care

  • Through our Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, we can diagnose most birth defects and other health concerns in unborn babies. This program offers counseling and coordinates medical care for mother and baby. Early detection improves survival rates and allows time to determine appropriate care after birth.
  • The Froedtert & Medical College Birth Center is housed inside Children's Hospital. This arrangement allows fragile newborns to be taken into surgery immediately after birth and also keeps the mother and baby together. Family members also enjoy the convenience of driving to one hospital location instead of two different medical centers for visitation.
  • 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. Close to 1,500 transports are provided each year.

Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Children's Hospital has the only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state, the highest level acknowledged by the American Academy of Pediatrics, capable of caring for any newborn regardless of diagnosis.