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 - The Orthopedic Center is a large, comprehensive program that continues to have the highest percent of outpatient clinic visits at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The orthopedic team includes doctors, physician's assistants and nurse practitioners who collaborate to take care of patients. This style of care allows us to be as efficient as possible.
About the data - The data reflect the number of outpatient visits to our Orthopedic Center from 2009 through 2012.
Related dimensions of care:
- We offer more clinic amenities to patients and families with the addition of our Concussion Clinic, lead by program director and sports medicine specialist, Kevin Walter, MD.
- We increased with number of outreach clinics, with the addition of a new clinic in Greenfield, Wis. to reduce the number of trips to our Milwaukee-based hospital. Patients at our Greenfield clinic will be seen and treated by the same orthopedic specialists at this clinic as they would at the hospital.
- Our Orthopedic Center was redesigned so our clinics run more efficiently, scheduled appointments run on time, and our providers spend more of their time focusing on their patients.
- We offer in-clinic radiology services to patients can receive and imaging exam the same day.
We provide a nurse call line where patients and families can leave their questions or concerns. While messages can be left anytime, an orthopedic nurse will respond within 60 minutes to messages left during the following hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To reach our Nurse Line, call (414) 266-2411.