Surgery patient and family experience

Why we measure it - It's important that we understand how we are doing, so we ask our patients and families to tell us about their care experiences. Our goal is for everyone to have the best clinic experience possible. We ask patients and families to rate our clinic on a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 is the worst clinic and 10 is the best clinic. We only use the responses 9 and 10 to track our progress. We know that patients and families who rate our clinic at a 9 or 10 will most likely refer others to us.

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What this means - This graph shows the percent of patients and families who had a visit to our outpatient surgery clinic and gave a 9 or 10 rating in response to the survey question, "Using a number from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst clinic possible and 10 is the best clinic possible, what number would you use to rate this clinic during your child's stay?"

About the data - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee uses a third-party vendor to survey our patient and family satisfaction levels. We then use the feedback from these surveys to make improvements within our clinics to further enhance our patient's and families' overall clinic experience.

Related dimensions of care:

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How we provide the best care

  • We added another surgeon to our team and another outreach clinic in New Berlin to meet the growing need for our services.
  • We have a team including physician assistants, nurses and advanced practice nurses to help coordinate inpatient care and smooth the transition to outpatient care.
  • We encourage partnerships with open, ongoing communication between family members and health care providers. Our Family Advisory Committee is made up of parents and hospital staff to improve communication, quality of care and hospital amenities.
  • We regularly survey our patients and encourage them to share their opinions and suggestions.
  • We review our processes and make impactful changes based on patient feedback. 

Outreach clinics

We offer outreach clinics to reduce the number of trips many families need to make to our Milwaukee hospital location. Our specialists travel to the following clinics to provide closer-to-home care: