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As Childhood Cancer Survival Rates Improve, Many Suffer from "Late Effects"

As Childhood Cancer Survival Rates Improve, Many Suffer from

Madison, Wisconsin - An American Family Children's Hospital oncologist said better care coordination for childhood-cancer survivors transitioning to adult care could further improve long-term survival rates.Dr. Diane Puccetti is director of the Carin...
6/29/2015 | As Childhood Cancer Survival Rates Improve, Many Suffer from "Late Effects"

Making a Splash: Water Bottle Filling Stations in Madison Schools

Making a Splash: Water Bottle Filling Stations in Madison Schools

Madison, Wisconsin - Kids don't drink enough water. An American Family Children's Hospital initiative is providing students at three area schools ample opportunity to reverse that recently-revealed trend.Working with the Childhood Obesity Prevention ...
6/18/2015 | Making a Splash: Water Bottle Filling Stations in Madison Schools

Packers Coach Visits American Family Children's Hospital

Packers Coach Visits American Family Children

Madison, Wisconsin - Hospitalized kids in Madison were smiling bigger than ever when Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy walked into their room.View photos from Coach McCarthy's visitMcCarthy visited 35 patients and families at American Family Chil...
6/17/2015 | Packers Coach Visits American Family Children's Hospital

American Family Children's Hospital Ranks Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals

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Madison, Wisconsin - American Family Children's Hospital is among the top 50 children's hospitals in five medical and surgical specialties in the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospitals rankings for 2015-2016.American Family Child...
6/09/2015 | American Family Children's Hospital Ranks Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals

American Family Children's Hospital Joins Patient Safety Collaborative

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Madison, Wisconsin - American Family Children's Hospital recently joined the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) National Children’s Network."One of our key priorities is to collaborate with the leading children...
6/08/2015 | American Family Children's Hospital Joins Patient Safety Collaborative

McKenah's Story

McKenah

McKenah was born 12 weeks early. Shortly after, she acquired a severe infection of the instestine. The intensity of the inflammation in her 3-pound little body damaged her brain.Kris was her neonatal nurse and took care of McKenah almost every day fo...
5/28/2015 | McKenah's Story

Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Studies

Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Studies

The Pediatric Heart Program and Pediatric Cardiology Clinic at American Family Children's Hospital specialize in the care of children and young adults with heart-related conditions.Our care team emphasizes the comfort of our patients and families whe...
4/30/2015 | Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Studies

Back to Normal: Lydia's Story

Back to Normal: Lydia

Two-hour surgery. Four tiny incisions. One happy Lydia.Unable to swallow food, and barely water, for that matter, 14-year-old Lydia Morrison was diagnosed with esophageal achalasia. In desperate need of a complicated surgery to alleviate her lif...
11/26/2014 | Back to Normal: Lydia's Story

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