A recent New York Times article on a pediatric heart program in another state highlights the importance of volumes on surgical outcomes.
On May 22, 2017, Dr. Ronald Woods did something that had never been done before to save a young boy's life.
To help assist parents facing a congenital heart defect, the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association with the help of Herma Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has designed a Guided Questions Tool.
As you slip the virtual reality headset on, you are suddenly transported. At first it’s exhilarating, even overwhelming, and you’re not sure how to maneuver through this foreign, virtual world. But it doesn’t take long for the weight of the controllers in your hands or the pressure on your temples from the headset to melt away.
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.
Julissa Ulloa-Lopez is a healthy 1-year-old who likes to be heard as much as she likes to be held. “You could say she is a momma’s girl,” said her mother, Ruth Lopez Deleon. “She wants to be with me all the time, and she is always touching my face to make sure I’m really there.” Julissa’s extra-close connection with her mother just might be the result of the difficult path they’ve walked together toward Julissa’s health.
After more than a year since being admitted to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin woman, Christina, went home in September. She was the first patient in the United States to go home with a mobile Berlin Heart, a device that operates outside her body to assist blood flow to the heart.
Juggling a terrifying diagnosis for Alex with two other children to care for and the prospects of a cross-country flight and a multi-week trip, Charlie said they needed the “stars to align” to make everything work. At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, they aligned.