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Patient Stories Oct 22, 2018

The week Milwaukee was the heart of the medical world

Evan Solochek Writer

To put it plainly, the Herma Heart Institute is an international leader in congenital heart care. This reputation is built upon two foundational principals: positive outcomes for patients and continuing education for providers. Both of these priorities were on display over two days in the middle of October.

Girl sitting in front of a car
Patient Stories Oct 12, 2018

Teen driving videos educate on the risks and responsibilities of driving

Kiya Sinclair Student

Driving is no joke and needs to be taken seriously. It’s a huge responsibility. But that doesn’t mean learning about safe driving can’t be fun.

Amber Pflughoeft Studying
News Jun 06, 2018

Children's Hospital became this girl's school. But on Sunday, she graduates with her West Bend class

Amber Pflughoeft was diagnosed with bone cancer nine years ago, and has been undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since then. In 2018, she graduated from West Bend West High School.

Teacher and patient
Patient Stories Jun 04, 2018

A unique program brings the classroom to the hospital room

Katie Lott Writer

Amber was first admitted to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a fifth grader. She immediately began treatment at the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Surgery
News Oct 11, 2017

Live 3-D surgery from Herma Heart Institute teaches world’s leading experts about baby’s rare heart defect

Evan Solochek Writer

In a dimly lit auditorium on the second floor of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, a group of some of the world’s greatest medical minds gathered together watching an open-heart surgery live in 3-D.

Boy in hallway
News Sep 06, 2017

How e-learning programs help schools teach health and wellness

Evan Solochek Writer

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin places such an emphasis on community outreach and e-learning. The best investment Children’s Hospital can make in a child is to teach them how to be and stay healthy.

Girl Writing in School
Tips Aug 25, 2017

Helping children return to school: Simple tips for success

Kyle Landry School Intervention Specialist

Whether your child has missed school due to an illness or is simply returning from summer break, below are some tips to help start the new school year on the right foot.

School nurse with student giving inhaler
Patient Stories Aug 15, 2017

Part of the community: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin school nurses impact student health

Katie Lott Writer

By providing full-time school nurses at eleven Milwaukee Public Schools, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is helping schools and communities improve health outcomes for kids. Now in its 20th year, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s School Nurse Program operates on the model of one nurse for one school — enabling nurses to get to know students, staff and community, develop trusting relationships and educate families.