Clinical Services Grow by Leaps and Bounds
We collaborated with American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) and community partners to create or expand several clinical services for children throughout the region.
As a result of improved awareness of pediatric cardiovascular health and enhanced cholesterol screening guidelines, our pediatric preventive cardiology clinic, led by Amy Peterson, MD, expanded its hours and added an outreach location in Appleton, Wisconsin.
With the addition of cardiac interventionalist Luke Lamers, MD, we now offer a full-fledged pediatric interventional cardiology service. Dr. Lamers works in tandem with pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and intensivists to provide state-of-the-art heart care for even the youngest, sickest infants.
Our recently developed total parenteral nutrition (TPN) support team and multidisciplinary short-gut clinic, co-directed by pediatric gastroenterology chair Luther Sigurdsson, MD, has provided inpatient support for over 300 children and outpatient care for over 25 children.
Camilla Matthews, MD, our first board-certified pediatric sleep physician, evaluates and treats children with sleep disorders or obstructive sleep apnea. Future program enhancements may include the creation of an inpatient sleep service for high-risk infants or children.
Finally, our neonatology faculty led efforts to establish an intermediate-level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Meriter Hospital. The six-bed unit provides specialized care for newly admitted infants with less-acute illness, or stable infants from the existing NICU who need minimal support.