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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Redesignated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center

May 11, 2015

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been redesignated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Level 4 is the highest level of specialized epilepsy care available.

Children’s Hospital is the only Level 4 pediatric epilepsy program in the state. Level 4 centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

“We are proud to have our epilepsy program recognized with this great honor,” said Kurt Hecox, MD, PhD, medical director of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and associate professor and chief of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  ”It is a true reflection of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s commitment to providing the highest level of expertise and care to our epilepsy patients.”

The NAEC is a nonprofit association of specialized epilepsy centers in the United States. The organization works to connect people with epilepsy to specialized epilepsy care, and to support epileptologists and administrators in the operation of their epilepsy centers.

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine and ranked in all 10 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2013, Children’s invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.
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