Why choose Children's Wisconsin?

There are a lot of places you can take your child when they are sick or injured. But there’s only one that offers the kind of singular, dedicated focus on kids that you’ll find at Children’s Wisconsin. From the simplest cold to the most complex surgery, we offer the very best care for your child. These videos show our deep expertise and help demonstrate why Children’s Wisconsin is always the right choice:

Why choose Children's Wisconsin

100% kids and teens

We know that kids are not just little adults, they need people to care for them who are specially trained to understand their developing bodies. At adult-focused health systems, procedures, and interactions with kids fill just a small fraction of the overall care schedule. But for us, it's all kids — all the time.

anesthesia We have more than 30 pediatric-trained anesthesiologists on staff, compared to the one or two you might find at local adult-focused hospitals. Our specialists know how to administer anesthesia to kids safely and effectively.
child-friendly Our expertise goes beyond medical knowledge. We talk to them in ways they can understand, and build an environment that will put them at ease, no matter the circumstances.
growth plates Kids can get a cast put on a broken bone anywhere, but the specialists at Children’s also know to look for fractures in growth plates, which sit at the ends of their bones. If growth plates don’t heal properly, it can lead to long-term problems.
pediatric trained Doctors who normally see adult patients could have trouble spotting pediatric illnesses. But our docs have seen it all, from the routine to the very complex. When it comes to treating kids, we know what to do.
imaging Our staff’s specialized training in pediatric radiology allows us to get the best results from an X-ray or MRI the first time, all while using less radiation.
medication About 80 percent of medicines don’t come with pediatric recommendations. We have 350 doctors and 40 pharmacists with special pediatric training to make sure kids get the correct doses they need.
emergency care Adult hospital ERs don’t treat many kids, and that can lead to care that isn’t always the best and safest. Our entire ER is designed for kids and teens. We recognize when the situation is critical, and when it’s safe to send you home.
Diagnosis: Why choose Children's Wisconsin? Our diagnostic experts are specially trained to recognize kid-specific clues other doctors might miss. We can find answers faster, start treatment quicker, and get your child better sooner.