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News outlets across country share how Children's Wisconsin responded to Waukesha parade tragedy

The trauma team at Children’s Wisconsin got the call around 5:30 p.m on Sunday, Nov. 22, to prepare for a surge of patients. The terrible tragedy at Waukesha’s Christmas Parade would lead to 18 kids being brought to the Children's Wisconsin Emergency Department (ED) with a variety of injuries, and the worried hearts of a nation came with them.

As a Level 1 pediatric trauma center and home to the largest Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in the state with 72 beds, Children’s Wisconsin was uniquely prepared and has trained extensively for mass casualty situations. They are plans you never want to use, but went into action that Sunday. By the end of the day, 16 kids were admitted, 10 in the PICU. 

More than 8,000 media stories were posted by national and local media outlets, highlighting how Children’s Wisconsin cared for kids injured at the Waukesha parade and providing updates on the conditions of the kids. Those stories include: