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

April 20, 2016

MILWAUKEE - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been redesignated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. 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 pleased and proud that our center is again recognized as the only Level 4 pediatric epilepsy center in the state,” said Kurt Hecox, MD, PhD, medical director of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “Our technology is second to none and enables us to provide outstanding care to our children with epilepsy."

"I am proud to be a member of this dedicated team of caregivers that is so very committed to helping children with epilepsy,” said Sean Lew, MD, the Neurosurgery Epilepsy program director at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “The Level 4 designation is a validation of a lot of hard work by our team and generous support from our community."

Children’s re-accreditation is for two years.

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers 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, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in nine specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 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 2014, Children’s invested more than $102 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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