MCW Neonatology News

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New $33.8 Million Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Opened

Nov. 24 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin opened its new $33.8 million Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on November 18. The expanded facility can provide care for 70 babies, compared to 59 babies before. Fox 6 Now and WISN

Does breast milk affect necrotizing enterocolitis?

Oct. 22 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the association of NAPDH Oxidase , an enzyme involved in oxidative stress, in breast milk, to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in infants.

Platelet transfusions in newborn babies

Oct. 13 - A collaborative team of researchers from BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of platelet transfusion on newborns whose medical conditions require the procedure.

Dr. Sampath Receives Grant to Study Genomic Factors Impacting Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Sept. 08 - Dr. Venkatesh Sampath is principal investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent. Biz Times

One in a million triplets celebrate birthday on Father’s Day

June 16 - Identical triplets born at the Froedtert & Medical College Birth Center, who were then treated in the NICU at Children’s Hospital, celebrated their first birthday on Father’s Day. WISN TV

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin featured on cover of TIME

May 22 - TIME Magazine tells the stories of premature babies and the world class care they received in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin neonatology unit. TIME Magazine

Hospitals Improve Timely Processing of Newborn Screening Lab Work

April 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides an update report on Wisconsin hospital compliance with timely newborn screening lab work. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Newborn Cardiac Screening Test

Mar 11 - At a ceremony March 3rd conducted at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker signed legislation requiring all newborn babies to be tested for a critical congenital heart defect. MCW endorsed the legislation. Fox 6 News, CBS 58 News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, & Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Berger Calls for State Regulations Mandating Pulse Oximetry Screening of Newborns

Feb 12 - Dr. Stuart Berger calls for state regulations requiring Pulse Oximetry Screening for all Wisconsin newborns. 620 WTMJ-AM

M Magazine Profiles Drs. Biblo, Ehlert and Toth in Best Doctors Edition

Jan 10 - M Magazine profiles Drs. Lee Biblo , Carey Ehlert and Heather Toth as part of the magazine’s article on the 2014 Best Doctors in America. M Magazine

Dr. Kuhlmann to Provide Perinatology Services for Agnesian Health Care

Dec 27 - Dr. Randall Kuhlmann has been appointed to the Agnesian Health Care (Fond du Lac) medical staff to provide perinatology services. fdlreporter

Mandatory Newborn Heart Test Legislation Stalled in State Committees

Dec 27 - Dr. Stuart Berger tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that, “Early detection (of heart disease) saves lives.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Editorial Quotes Dr. Scott in Quest for Public Reporting on Screening Test Efficiency

Dec 18 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial endorses a decision by the Wisconsin Department of Health to provide Wisconsin hospitals with monthly reports on how well they are performing on processing newborn screening blood samples. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Scott Supports Plan to Report Hospital Performance on Newborn Screening Metrics

Dec 11 - Dr. J. Paul Scott endorses a new Wisconsin plan to issue monthly quality assurance reports to hospitals on how they perform in newborn screening metrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Investigative Report on Newborn Screening Lab Delays

Nov 26 - Dr. David Dimmock describes the life-saving efforts employed to treat a baby transferred to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with an undiagnosed disorder. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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