Newborn and infant volumes

Why we measure it - Newborns (0-28 days old) and infants (29-364 days) are the most fragile patients and are at higher risk for complications. Research shows that surgeons 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 - We perform a large number of procedures on newborns and infants. A pediatric anesthesiologist always is present to take care of the patient whether care is provided at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee campus or Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Surgicenter.

About the data - These data reflect the major procedures (surgical and interventional) requiring anesthesia in our newborn and infant patients.

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How we provide the best care

  • We have 35 board-certified anesthesiologists with subspecialty training in pediatric anesthesiology. Our expert teams are on call 24 hours a day to provide services for general anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, critical care, pain management and trauma/code response team.
  • We typically have four or five anesthesiologists on call each night to care for urgent and emergency cases.
  • We use state-of-the-art technology to monitor and manage fragile newborns.
  • We are deeply involved in research to improve our clinical care for newborns and infants. Our focus looks at the effects of anesthesia and intensive care interventions on the long-term development and quality of life for these babies.
  • Team members use the latest equipment and therapies and have access to a variety of subspecialty teams such as pain management, critical care, orthopedics, neurosurgical, cardiac and complex airway management.
  • We have the expertise to sedate children safely and effectively. Sedatives are powerful medicines and having experts trained in pediatric anesthesiology makes surgical procedures much safer for your child.

Level I trauma center

Children's Hospital is an American College of Surgeons verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Undergoing this rigorous verification process requires improved quality and safety standards. The trauma program is supported directly by anesthesia residents, fellows and faculty.

Family accommodations

Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and schedule appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel chains on our referral list also offer discounts for families.