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Wisconsin First State in Nation to Screen Newborns for 'Bubble Boy Disease'
Date:1/3/2008

by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals. Children's Hospital is the only freestanding Level I Trauma Center in the region that cares exclusively for children and adolescents. The hospital has been designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence. Children's Hospital is the flagship member of Children's Hospital and Health System. The health system is able to fulfill its mission thanks in part to philanthropic gifts and support from members of the community. Private, independent and not-for- profit, the hospital serves children and families from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.chw.org.

About the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

The State Laboratory of Hygiene is Wisconsin's public health laboratory. It is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of newborn screening. As part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, it has played an instrumental role in developing many innovations now routine in newborn screening programs. The State Laboratory was the first to develop and fully implement routine screening for cystic fibrosis coupled with a vigorous and effective "pre-crisis" treatment program. Children identified with a "positive" CF test now are routinely treated at children's hospitals in Milwaukee and Madison. Currently, 35 states have followed the Wisconsin lead and now screen for CF. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.slh.wisc.edu.
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