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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...
11/23/2016 | Back to Normal: Lydia's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Lila's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Lila

Diagnosed with omphalocele, a rare abdominal wall defect, while still in the womb, Lila received a care plan at American Family Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that accommodated her parents' visual impairments.
11/22/2016 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Lila's Story

Music to My Ears: Lexi's Remarkable Story

Music to My Ears: Lexi

Born deaf, Lexi came to Madison and American Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat program for cochlear implant surgery. The first words she heard after surgery were her mom's: "Hi, Lexi. We love you."
11/22/2016 | Music to My Ears: Lexi's Remarkable Story

Hitting Hurts: American Family Children's Hospital becomes "No Hit Zone"

Hitting Hurts: American Family Children

Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health is joining a community-wide initiative to stop corporal punishment including spanking and hitting. As part of "Hitting Hurts," UW Health will create "No Hit Zones" in all of its facilities starting with American Family ...
10/11/2016 | Hitting Hurts: American Family Children's Hospital becomes "No Hit Zone"

American Family Children's Hospital Re-verified as Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

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Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health’s American Family Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a Level I pediatric trauma center after a rigorous review by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).“The achievement recognizes the trauma ...
9/06/2016 | American Family Children's Hospital Re-verified as Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

American Family Children's Hospital Ranks Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals for 2016-17

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Madison, Wisconsin - American Family Children's Hospital is among the top 50 children's hospitals in six medical and surgical specialties in the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospital rankings for 2016-2017.The children's hospital...
6/21/2016 | American Family Children's Hospital Ranks Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals for 2016-17

Protect Your Child From Whooping Cough by Getting Immunized

Protect Your Child From Whooping Cough by Getting Immunized

MADISON - Whooping cough – a bacterial disease characterized by a violent, debilitating cough – has been making a comeback.Thought to be wiped out by the mid-1970s, this highly contagious disease has re-emerged, and continues to spread, w...
6/09/2016 | Protect Your Child From Whooping Cough by Getting Immunized

Radiothon Raises $665,000 for Patient and Family Programs

Radiothon Raises $665,000 for Patient and Family Programs

Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health’s American Family Children’s Hospital 12th Annual Radiothon has raised $665,295.The three-day, 39-hour event was sponsored by Mid-West Family Broadcasting radio stations.Radiothon featured Jackson and Ashley...
5/09/2016 | Radiothon Raises $665,000 for Patient and Family Programs

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