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Children’s Specialty Group

Children’s Specialty Group is the pediatric specialty group established in 2000 as a joint venture between Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Children’s Specialty Group provides a critical link between the integrated health care delivery network of Children’s Hospital and the commitment to excellence in medical research and education of the Medical College.

Children’s Specialty Group is governed by a board of directors consisting of physicians and an advanced practice provider (elected members) and representatives from Children’s Hospital and the Medical College. It is led by an appointed physician chief executive officer. The board establishes overall policy for the practice, including strategic planning and business operations.

Children’s Specialty Group membership includes more than 360 pediatric specialists,

130 pediatric advanced practice nurses and 40 physician assistants. All physicians have faculty appointments with the Medical College.

Several Children’s Specialty Group physicians are authors and/or editors of some of the most commonly used medical textbooks and journals.


The mission of Children’s Specialty Group is to provide the highest quality specialty health care services to infants, children and adolescents. Children’s Specialty Group is committed to advancing the effectiveness of health care through education and the application of leading-edge research and innovative

technologies. Children’s Specialty Group provides a critical link between Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s commitment to excellence in medical education and research.


Children’s Specialty Group

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

In 1894, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was founded by seven Milwaukee women who had a vision. They saw an urgent need to establish a hospital for children, especially those from poor immigrant families who had made Milwaukee their home.

Children’s Hospital is a 296-bed freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the care of children. Children’s Hospital is part of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus, along with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. It is a major teaching affiliate of the Medical College and is affiliated with several schools of nursing.

Children’s Hospital is one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the country. It is a Level I Trauma Center and houses 13 inpatient units including a 72-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a 43-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit and an eight-bed Level IV Epilepsy Monitoring unit.

2012 hospital statistics:

• More than 24,000 infants, children and adolescents were admitted to Children’s.

• More than 332,200 were seen in the hospital’s specialty outpatient clinics urgent care sites. • More than 24,850 surgical procedures were performed at Children’s and Surgicenter. • The Emergency Department/Trauma Center has some of the highest volumes in the

country, treating nearly 61,750 children. chw.org


To have the healthiest kids in the country living in the communities we serve. We will accomplish this through: • Caregiving - offering some of the nation’s best medical care.

• Advocacy - speaking up and protecting children.

• Research - finding cures to the illnesses that affect children.


Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin was founded in 1893 as the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1913, the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and Milwaukee Medical College merged to form Marquette University School of Medicine. In 1967, Marquette University, due to financial constraints, terminated its sponsorship of the medical school. The school continued as a private, national, freestanding institution. Its name was changed in 1970 to the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The Medical College offers medical, master’s, doctorates, master of public health and master of art degrees. The Medical College works with national and international medical specialty societies and community hospitals to accredit approximately 200 continuing medical education activities annually for physicians and other health professionals.

The Medical College has approximately 1,600 full-time and part-time faculty and

approximately 3,445 full-time employees. More than 1,500 physicians from the community serve as volunteer faculty. The Medical College is the ninth largest private employer in metro Milwaukee and has approximately 15,000 alumni.

There are more than 1,260 students enrolled in educational programs at the Medical College. This includes 810 medical students and 450 graduate students. College faculty supervise approximately 650

physicians in residency training and 250 physicians in fellowship training through the Medical College of Wisconsin affiliated hospitals.


To be a premier Medical School that is a resource for the communities of Wisconsin and beyond.


To be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists; to discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality; to improve the health of the communities we serve.


Medical College of Wisconsin

Children’s Research Institute

Children’s Research Institute is part of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University College of Nursing and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing.

Children’s Research Institute yields new diagnostic tools, treatments, preventions and cures for many childhood illnesses. Children’s Research Institute brings together researchers and clinicians from multiple disciplines throughout southeastern Wisconsin to investigate and assure research is moved into clinical practice.

Children’s Research Institute focuses on eight themes that promise to improve the health of children. Each theme is a broad area of study and has the potential to address issues related to dozens of pediatric health problems. These programs play a critical and integral role in the present and future development of interdisciplinary translational research at Children’s Research Institute:

• Behavioral Health • Cardiovascular Biology

• Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research • Community Health and Prevention



To be recognized as an international leader in biomedical research and improve the lives of children through translational pediatric research.


To discover and implement research advances that will lead to significant improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood diseases.

• Developmental and Cell Biology • Genomics

• Health Services Research



Milwaukee is a wonderful community that has the advantage of an urban, metropolitan city without the stress or cost. Milwaukee has affordable housing of all types, excellent public and parochial schools and minimal traffic. Neighborhoods are known for variety and character. The local business community is strong in manufacturing, technology and service industries.

Milwaukee is located in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, nestled along one of Lake Michigan’s beautiful bays. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and the 28th-largest

nationwide. Milwaukee has a population of 598,916, and an area covering nearly 96 square miles. The four-county metropolitan area (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties) has a population of 1.6 million.

Forbes magazine ranked Ozaukee and Waukesha the no. 2 and 8 places in the country

to raise a family. Milwaukee has a rich blend of ethnic groups, comprised of 45 percent Caucasian, 40 percent African-American, 17 percent Hispanic and 4 percent Asian. Milwaukee is known for its cleanliness, beauty and diversity. Yet the city remains as genuine as ever. It is a place where you can experience the spirit and values that built America. Our tradition of strong family values, proud ethnic heritage, warm hospitality and emphasis on cultural diversity make Milwaukee an ideal destination.

Milwaukee has four distinct seasons. Lake Michigan influences the climate considerably, cooling the city in the warm months and moderating cold temperatures in the winter.

Average seasonal temperatures

• 54º in the spring • 79º in the summer • 59º in the fall • 31º in the winter

Average annual precipitation

• 35 inches of rain

• 47 inches of snowfall, which equals approximately five inches of rain





• Milwaukee, Wis. • Neenah, Wis.

Specialty Care Clinics

• Crystal Lake, Ill. • Greenfield, Wis. • Neenah, Wis. • Fox Point, Wis. • Kenosha, Wis. • New Berlin, Wis. • Green Bay, Wis. • Milwaukee, Wis. • Pewaukee, Wis. Columbia Fond du Lac 1 3 1 WISCONSIN 1 1 1 8 4 8 9 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 6 1 4 1 2 1 1 ILLINOIS Jo Daviess Stephenson Winnebago


McHenry Lake


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Child advocacy and social services Specialty care

School Health Nurse Program Urgent care

Primary care

Research Health education

Other services

Wisconsin Poison Center

Note: Numbers in the circles indicate the number of locations.

Children’s Community Health Plan Pediatric hospitals

Specialty service collaborations


Children’s Specialty Group PO Box 1997, MS C740 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997

(414) 266-3456 • csg@chw.org • chw.org/csg

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