Health Care

The Milwaukee Region is a hub for high-quality health care, advanced medical training and research. The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, a sprawling campus just west of Milwaukee, includes the Blood Research Institute, which is world-renown for its exploration of heart disease, cancer, autoimmune deficiencies and sickle-cell anemia; the Medical College of Wisconsin, a major teaching and research institution; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which is ranked the third-best children's hospital in the nation and is internationally recognized for its cardiac, neurology and bone marrow programs; and Froedtert Hospital, a tertiary-care facility that operates the region's Level 1 Trauma Center.

Most of the region's health care is provided through several integrated health care delivery systems that operate hospitals and outpatient clinics.

Aurora Health Care, the largest system in the region, operates nine acute-care hospitals in the region.

Other major health care systems include:



MILWAUKEE REGION'S LARGEST HOSPITALS (BY ADMISSIONS)
HOSPITAL 2011 ADMISSIONS BEDS
Aurora St. Luke's 33,016 1,213
Froedtert  27,610 655
Children's 24,207 296
Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints 15,413 553
Waukesha Memorial 15,376 400
Columbia St. Mary's – Milwaukee  13,383  422 
Aurora West Allis  12,752  350 
Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph 11,884 538
United Hospital System – Kenosha  9,947 443

Top Hospitals

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is ranked the

3rd best children's hospital

in the United States by Child magazine.