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Top 10 news stories of 2023

The year 2023 at Children’s Wisconsin has been defined by a single word: Transformation. The top news stories of the year reflects that, as Children’s Wisconsin was recognized for transforming emergency medicine, mental and behavioral health, care for kids in the Fox Valley and itself. Here are some of the most important news stories from 2023:

  1. “Peggy Troy to retire as Children's Wisconsin CEO” [Milwaukee Business Journal]

“Peggy Troy — one of the giants of Wisconsin’s health care industry — will retire from Children’s Wisconsin in December 2024…” 

  1. “Children's Wisconsin's emergency room saw over 70,000 visits last year. A new, expanded ER seeks to meet the need” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

“Children’s Wisconsin is opening a new, expanded Emergency Department on Thursday that hospital officials say will better serve patients…”

  1. “Kohl's makes donation to bolster mental health care in Wisconsin. Here's how.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

“A $3 million donation from Kohl's will help Children's Wisconsin open three new mental health walk-in clinics across the state at a time when study after study shows a growing mental health crisis among children and teens…”

  1. “National program to have emergency plan in schools for sudden cardiac arrest started in Wisconsin” [TMJ4 News]

“Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest in Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. In a cardiac emergency, timing is a matter of life or death…”

  1. “Children with mobility needs get kids cars from Children’s Wisconsin, Fox Valley Tech” [Appleton Post Crescent]

“On Friday, 19-month-old Myles Hill received a battery-powered kids car designed specifically for him. Within minutes, Myles was beaming with pride as he took off, his dad helping steer via remote control.”

  1. “4,000 kids, many disabled, are waiting for dental care at Children's Wisconsin. That may change soon.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

“In Wisconsin, 9-year-old Eliciana Gonzales is one of a kind. Sassy, giggly and adoring of company, Lici, as she's known in her family, lights up a room…”

  1. “Children’s Wisconsin plans new clinic, with urgent care, on Milwaukee’s far northwest side” [BizTimes Milwaukee]

“Children’s Wisconsin announced plans today to build a new clinic on Milwaukee’s far northwest side. Slated to be built on a vacant lot at 7201 W. Good Hope Rd., the 20,000-square-foot clinic would be nestled in between the Uihlein Soccer Park and a Pick ‘n Save…”

  1. “First look inside new Children’s Wisconsin clinic in Appleton” [Action 2 News]

“Children’s Wisconsin is just weeks away from opening a new clinic in the Fox Valley. The facility will offer more than 20 specialties and eliminate or greatly reduce the need for families in Northeast Wisconsin to drive to the main campus in Milwaukee…”

  1. “This Milwaukee doctor sees kids shot every week. She wants the gun violence to stop.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

“Dr. Megan Schultz, a pediatric emergency physician, started her career at a Boston hospital. In three years, she treated two children for gunshot wounds. Then, she took a job at Children's Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She treated three kids who had been shot — in her first week…

  1. “Dr. David Margolis Prescribes the Best Medicine” [Milwaukee Magazine]

“If you’ve watched a Bucks playoff game, you may have seen him: A guy with green hair in the highly visible lower seats. He constantly jumps up and down, yells at the refs and frantically waves his right arm back and forth in an arc over his head, like a lobster with its claw…”