US referrals

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 - As Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's reputation continues to grow nationally, many families travel from outside of the state to seek the expertise of our pulmonary team.

About the data - The blue states on the map show where families traveled from in 2013.

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How we provide the best care

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was ranked #8 in the nation by Parents magazine in its 2013 Best Children's Hospitals survey. Our Pulmonary Clinic and Sleep Center was also named among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Children's Hospital report.
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin was one of the 2010 recipients of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Quality Care Award: Recognizing Outstanding Quality Improvement Processes and Accomplishments.
  • All of our physicians are board-certified or board-eligible in pediatric pulmonary and/or sleep medicine. Some of our physicians are recognized by Best Doctors in America.
  • The Sleep Center at Children's Hospital is the only sleep center in Wisconsin dedicated solely to the care of children and is one of only 25 centers accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Program at Children's Hospital is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a Center of Care, Teaching and Research.
  • Our physician researchers in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin received funding to conduct research to better understand why some children have more severe breathing problems compared to other children. This allows us to develop better treatments and keeps us on task with the latest therapies.

Family accommodations

Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Access Center to make travel arrangements and schedule appointments. Local hotel chains on our referral list offer lodging discounts for families staying with us.