American Family Children's Hospital

American Family Children's Facts and Figures

American Family Children's HospitalThe American Family Children’s Hospital is a beautiful, world-class children’s medical and surgical center with a pediatric intensive care unit, a widely recognized transplant surgery program, a children’s cancer center and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Named a Best Children's Hospital in four medical and surgical specialties by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, this modern, yet comforting facility offers patients and families access to cutting-edge treatments in a very soothing environment optimal for healing.
Facts and Figures from 2013-2014:
  • Number of beds: 87
  • Admissions: 3,739
  • Number of surgical procedures: 5,625
  • Number of pediatric operating rooms: 8
  • Emergency Room visits: 10,272
  • Total number of specialty clinics: 30
  • Clinic visits: 132,313 (includes primary and specialty care clinics)
  • Average length of stay: 5.0 days
  • Case Mix Index (a measure of how sick patients are): 1.7
Our Patients
American Family Children's Hospital: nurse, patient and Child Life therapist is patient room
We are a full-service, comprehensive children’s hospital, caring for the sickest and most seriously injured infants, children and adolescents. Our patients are referred from throughout Wisconsin, the United States and beyond.

In addition, we have a strong local primary care network and child health advocacy program that is essential in maintaining and promoting good health and well-being for kids of all ages.
Kaleidoscope of Care
Our world-class team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals focus on everything from routine and preventive health care to highly specialized medical fields. Here’s a sampling of services that make us unique:
Member of the Children's Hospital Association
Institutional Member of the Children's Hospital AssociationAmerican Family Children's Hospital is a proud member of the Children's Hospital Association, which advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. Representing more than 220 children’s hospitals, the Association is the voice of children’s hospitals nationally. The Association champions public policies that enable hospitals to better serve children and is the premier resource for pediatric data and analytics, driving improved clinical and operational performance of member hospitals.
How Charitable Gifts Help
American Family Children’s Hospital is a non-profit healthcare provider that is part of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, a 501 (c) (3) organization. Opened in 2007, American Family Children’s Hospital was constructed without any state taxpayer dollars, and, like UW Hospital and Clinics, operates without any state subsidy. Charitable gifts are always needed to support these goals:
  • Supporting patients and families
  • Adding more beds to the children's hospital facility
  • Letting kids be kids while in the hospital
  • Developing innovative programs to help patients
  • Improving the health of our community
  • Meeting new and emergent needs
If you are interested in learning more about giving, please call (608) 264-5437, email or visit our Get Involved section.