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For medical professionals
Herma Heart Institute partners with medical professionals across the world to bring the highest quality fetal, pediatric and adult congenital heart care possible to patients.
Herma Heart Institute highlights
The Herma Heart Institute maintains consistently high survival rates for all children undergoing heart surgery, including the best rates worldwide for treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). We pioneered the country’s first Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Program with practices proven to boost outcomes and long-term function among pediatric cardiac patients. Heart care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was ranked among the top pediatric cardiology programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals Report.
Cardiac resources for partner providers
Visit the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin medical professional's page to gain access to all our system-wide resources and materials for medical professionals. Additional cardiac-specific information:
Safety, outcome and quality reports
Provided to help our patient care partners and families make the most informed health care decisions, our safety, outcomes and quality reports cover areas including survival rates, charges and patient and family experience.
Breakthrough research and ongoing innovation drive our ability to deliver the most advanced and safe care. Learn more about efforts ranging from surgical outcomes to the genetic causes of congenital heart disease to long-term quality of life.
Our downloadable PDF-format patient information sheets, are written by staff and updated regularly.
Professional education resources
Pediatric Rounds newsletter articles present the latest clinical information on a variety of topics. Written by physicians for medical professionals, cardiology articles include:
- New state mandate: Pulse Oximetry for all newborn infants, by Michael Earing, MD, and Julie Slicker, MS, RD, CSP, CD, CNSC
- Adults with congenital heart disease: Patched but not cured, by Michael Earing, MD
- Basics of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, by Edward Kirkpatrick, MD
- Device intervention in the pediatric catheterization lab, by Susan Foerster, MD
Practical Pediatrics Grand Rounds CME webcasts offer the latest, on-demand information on common topics encountered in pediatric practice. Free CME credit or contact hours are available.
Pediatric Heart Surgery - A Ready Reference for Professionals
Pediatric Heart Surgery - A Ready Reference for Professionals by L. Eliot May, PA-C, director of cardiovascular surgery physician assistants at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin provides caregivers with easy-to-understand references for quickly reviewing the basic anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and postoperative considerations for many common congenital defects.
This material is copyrighted by the publisher, Maxishare, and unauthorized reproduction is prohibited. All rights reserved. To purchase the book, visit www.maxishare.com, or contact Maxishare, PO Box 2041, Milwaukee, WI 53201, (800) 444-7747.
Pediatric cardiology fellowship program
Our cardiology fellowship provides superior training experience in one of the nation's largest pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiovascular research institutes. Learn more.
Physician referral/consultation center
24-hour consults/referrals/transport for all providers:
Toll Free (800) 266-0366
Web-based e-Consults for rare, nonurgent conditions are available for providers outside of southeastern Wisconsin, Fox Valley, Green Bay and northern Illinois.
Make a referral
Find helpful forms and phone numbers for making a referral to a specialty clinic at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Arrange a transport
A physician-led, clinical team is available 24 hours a day for transports to Children's from across the country. Learn more.