Program areas at Children's Medical Group
Children's Medical Group, Inc. ("cmg") is organized as a non stock non profit corporation with a sole member, Children's hospital and health system, Inc. ("chhs"), a section 501(c)(3) organization. Cmg is affiliated with Children's hospital of Wisconsin, Inc. ("chw"), a section 501(c)(3) organization, which is the only hospital in Wisconsin devoted solely to the provision of Medical services to children. The primary purpose of cmg is to provide quality primary care Medical services to children in the community, state, and region. The affiliated Group is one of only a handful of organizations throughout the u.s. that focuses solely on the critical Medical needs of children and the special care they require. The principal function of cmg is to provide primary Medical diagnosis, treatment services, and preventative care through outpatient clinics and community health screening and education services. Cmg also participates in primary care Medical education and training through the Medical college of Wisconsin and graduate Medical education programs already established at chw. Cmg provides care to children who are residents of southeastern Wisconsin at locations where there is a demonstrated community need for Medical diagnosis and treatment. In 2021, cmg had 23 physician offices with 132 providers. As a Group there were 337,579 pediatric office visits, health checks and immunizations provided in 2021. Included in this number are 43,568 pediatric office visits, health checks and immunizations described in line 4b.in response to the changing needs of the community for Medical services, advances in pediatric medicine and the increasing emphasis on preventive Medical care, cmg provides services in furtherance of the mission of chw and other members of the affiliated Group. Increasingly, patients have been seeking primary Medical care through the emergency room facilities of hospitals. The emergency room is the most costly and inefficient method of providing such care to patients. By making primary care available to a greater portion of the general public, cmg provides quality, efficient primary pediatric care at a lower cost. Cmg is structured to better serve the residents of southeastern Wisconsin by providing increased access to quality Medical care, expanding community Medical education efforts and improving the quality of pediatric care.during the covid-19 pandemic, Children's pivoted to provide the care kids and families need as safely as possible. This included a significant increase in use of telehealth (including for mental and behavioral health needs) and supporting our community through testing, vaccination and pediatric health and safety advice and recommendations.
Cmg operates clinics in underserved areas in the milwaukee area, including a site located on the next door foundation campus in milwaukee's central city, in addition to the midtown health center and community clinics. These clinics provide primary care services including preventive care, physicals, immunizations and treatment for illnesses to areas that previously did not have pediatric practices available to attend to the community's needs. Additionally, to meet the dental needs of underserved children in the city of milwaukee, cmg has a pediatric dental practice, dental center midtown. These clinics operate at a loss, which was funded by chw or contributions received via the Children's hospital of Wisconsin foundation, Inc. These clinics had 43,568 pediatric office visits, health checks and immunizations provided in 2021, and approximately 85% of the gross charges were from patients enrolled in medicaid.