Foundation partner Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin featured in national publication

Time Magazine ThumbnailThe cover story in the June 2 issue of Time Magazine focuses on the heroic efforts by Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) to save the lives of even the earliest premature babies. The feature includes extensive interviews with the doctors and other staff members involved in these medical miracles along with the parents of the tiny patients.

One of the hospitals featured in the story is Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The A. O. Smith Foundation has supported the hospital for 68 years.

Children’s Hospital was profiled by Time because of its number one ranking by Parents Magazine for preemie and newborn care. The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin NICU is a 69-bed unit that cares for more than 700 infants with various health problems every year. The hospital also supports a 22-bed NICU in Neenah, Wis., that provides critical care to premature and critically ill infants in Northeast Wisconsin. 

A team of nearly 300 nutritionists, pharmacologists, gastroenterologists, ophthalmologists, pulmonary specialists, surgeons, nurses and dietitians provide round-the-clock care to these youngest of patients. Read the entire Time Magazine cover story and view the photo gallery

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a private, independent, not-for-profit hospital. It is a major teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and is affiliated with more than a dozen schools of nursing. A number of other pediatric education programs are also associated with the hospital. It is one of a limited number of hospitals in the United States to offer a Level IV NICU; Level IV centers provide the most extensive care to premature infants.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a leader in blood and marrow transplant, particularly between unrelated donors and recipients, as well as providing care for critically ill newborns and children with congenital heart disease. The hospital is designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence.

Children’s Research Institute in partnership with the Medical College has advanced state-of-the-art research in pediatric care. Their labs are dedicated to the concept of clinical based transitional research. The institute is designed to take clinical problems from patients’ bedside to study in the laboratory. Laboratory discoveries are converting into treatments, prevention, therapies and cures for patients. Dr. Howard Jacobs is a researcher at Children’s hospital and the Medical College. His team of researchers’ at the Medical College and Children’s Hospital were the first ones in the world to take gene samples from a patient who went through a billion gene sequencing and found a cure for a four year old boy.

There are more than a 1,000 active clinical trials being conducted at Children’s Research Institute, an increase of 42 percent over the last five years from the 2011 annual report.

The hospital is ranked by Parent Magazine as the fourth best Children’s Hospital in the nation.  U.S. News and World Report 2013 ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin number 11 in Cardiology and Heart surgery. The Pediatric Trauma Center is a Level I facility taking care of the most critically ill and injured children and teens.

A total of 186 Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin physicians are listed on the 2013 “Best Doctors in America List.”