Division Highlights - Hospital Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine provides exceptional coordinated, family-centered inpatient general pediatric care. The division also houses the Pediatric Complex Care Program, the Pediatric Diagnostic Referral Clinic, and participates in delivery of sedation services within American Family Children’s Hospital.

Our scholarly work focuses on system improvements related to patient- and family-centered care, education in inpatient pediatric medicine, care of children with medical complexity and global health.

2017 Highlights

  • Ann Allen, MD, was awarded a clinical teacher award from the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Madison residency program. She was also named the UW Department of Pediatrics’ medical director for community hospital medicine.

  • Ryan Coller, MD, MPH, was selected to serve as a member of the National Quality Forum's (NQF) Care Coordination Standing Committee for the Care Coordination Endorsement Maintenance Project.

    He also received the UW Department of Pediatrics’ 2017 Gerard B. Odell Research Award. This award, first established in 1994, is given to an assistant or associate professor in the department in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments and demonstrated potential for future contributions.

  • Research by Shannon Dean, MD, was highlighted in a video produced by the Joint Commission Quality and Safety Network.

  • Mary Ehlenbach, MD and Ryan Coller, MD, MPH, and a multidisciplinary Wisconsin stakeholder team joined a 10-state Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to improve care for children with medical complexity. Dr. Ehlenbach was also awarded a QI grant from the Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin to improve shared care planning for children with medical complexity.

  • Dan Sklansky, MD, received the UW Department of Pediatrics’ Todd Varness Teaching Award.

  • Sarah Webber, MD, was invited to a visiting professorship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, supported by an American Academy of Pediatrics Rome CATCH grant. Her Grand Rounds and workshops covered advances in local global health, and a community wellness worker program developed in partnership with Centro Hispano of Dane County to support post-partum Latina mothers in the Madison area.



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