High-tech; high touch. For your child, the Pediatric Heart Program at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, offers the best of both worlds. Our UW-Madison faculty physicians offer world-class care in a modern, technologically advanced yet intimate, family-friendly facility that wins a big "thumbs up" from children and families.
Great Outcomes. Bright Futures. Outstanding Service.Our pediatric heart surgery patients experience exceptional outcomes, with a very low mortality rate of 1.6 percent, compared with a nationwide average of 3.4 percent* (2011-14 data). Our patient satisfaction scores and written comments consistently cite our reliable service as superior to that of other children's hospitals.
Complex Heart ProceduresIn 2014, American Family Children’s Hospital became the first in the world to use cutting-edge technology that reduces – by up to 50 percent – exposure to radiation for children who require catheterization, electrophysiology studies or other invasive heart procedures. Learn more about conditions and treatments and procedures
A Close Eye on Cognitive DevelopmentChildren who have open heart surgery during the first year of life are routinely referred for close examination at the Brain Care Clinic located across the street from the hospital at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. Learn more
Convenient Locations Across the StateTo save families travel to and from Madison, our pediatric cardiologists routinely see patients in many Wisconsin communities, including Appleton, Beloit, Fond du Lac, Janesville, Oshkosh and Wausau. View clinics and phone numbers
Meet FinnFinn is truly a survivor – and a very happy boy. When he was born in August 2013, his life was in sudden danger due to serious complications with his heart, airway and kidneys. Many surgeries and hospital visits followed, but he has made remarkable progress. And mom and dad are so grateful to live near a world-class facility such as American Family Children’s Hospital. Learn more about Finn or meet some of our other patients