Level I Children's Surgery Center

The highest-rated pediatric surgical center in Wisconsin


We are pleased to share that Children's Wisconsin has been verified as a Level I Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest level of distinction for hospitals that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns, children, and teens.

Why this matters:

  • National recognition -- Children's received the highest ranking for pediatric surgical centers by the American College of Surgeons, and is the only pediatric surgical center with a Level I designation in the state of Wisconsin.
  • 24/7 medical care --At Children's, pediatric specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Multidisciplinary approach -- Our multidisciplinary surgical team is staffed with pediatric-trained specialists, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, laboratory and pathology, pediatric radiologists and diagnostic imaging excellence, emergency medicine physicians and critical care specialists.
  • Top-ranked NICU --Children's has the largest Level IV NICU in the state, which is the highest level of neonatal care available, and is staffed 24/7 with board-certified neonatologists.
  • Transport service -- Children's transport service provides transport – by ambulance, helicopter, or fixed-wing plane – from referring hospitals to Children's. Each team member is highly trained in neonatal and pediatric intensive care, emergency and transport medicine, flight physiology, and trauma.
American College of Surgeons (ACS) surgical quality partner

ACS Surgical quality partner

The ACS designations we have earned reflect our proven record of adhering to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality and our commitment to minimizing complications, improving outcomes and saving lives. 

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