Patient Care

Department of Pediatrics faculty care for patients at:

American Family Children’s Hospital, an 87-bed comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center in Madison;
Meriter Hospital, a 448-bed community hospital in Madison;
St. Mary’s Hospital, a 440-bed tertiary referral hospital in Madison;
Ten clinic locations in Madison and surrounding communities; and
Outreach clinics in 14 cities throughout Wisconsin and the region.
American Family Children’s Hospital

American Family Children’s Hospital


  • American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) and UnityPoint Health-Meriter formed a new Mother-Baby service line to improve the care of neonates born prematurely, critically ill, or in need of pediatric surgical services.
  • The AFCH Pediatric Heart Program continued to expand. From FY14 to FY15, the number of new patients in our adult congenital heart disease program increased by 250%, and the number of visits to our pediatric preventive cardiology clinic increased by 25%.

    We also enhanced our pediatric electrophysiology program, and our cardiologists now see patients at outreach sites in 14 Wisconsin cities.

    Finally, due to increasing regional referrals, we expanded fetal cardiology services at AFCH and saw a 25 percent increase in fetal echocardiograms at Meriter Hospital.
  • The AFCH Complex Care Program, which launched in 2014, had 264 referrals and 117 enrolled patients by the end of 2015.
  • In April 2015, we began offering inpatient sleep studies at AFCH for complex patients who have tracheostomies, ventilator dependence, significant allergies or seizure disorders.
  • UW Health strengthened regional partnerships through a formal merger with SwedishAmerican Health System and through a strengthened collaboration with Aurora Health Care. As a result, we can offer more outreach services in Rockford, Illinois, Greater Milwaukee and Fox Valley.
  • In 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) among the top 50 children’s hospitals in five specialties: cancer, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, orthopedics and nephrology.


Pediatric Patient Visits by type


Outpatient Visits by Site