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A Legendary Evening

The Gala for American Family Children's Hospital - Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Monona Terrace, Madison
 

Along with our presenting sponsor, American Family Insurance, Friends is pleased to present the American Family Children’s Hospital Gala – A Legendary Evening. This event will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.   The event will include a performance by Academy, Grammy and Tony Award Winner John Legend. We […]

Friends Grant Gives Our Loved Ones a Voice

 
 

A burden carried by critically ill, intubated patients, is the inability to communicate with health care providers and family members.  Although writing with a clipboard and pen is often attempted, many are not able to due to weakness, sedatives or neurologic deficits associated with illness. Traditional communication tools used in ICUs consist almost solely of […]

Friends Grant Supplies Comfort Through Clothing for Emergency Room Patients

 
 

Few people expect to visit a hospital’s emergency room. When a sudden illness or injury occurs, most patients go to an emergency room with just the “clothes on their backs.”  Often clothing cannot be salvaged when it is possibly cut off in the course of treatment. Having quick access to a second set of clothing can easily become […]

Donate your magazines

 
 

University Hospital needs magazines (not older than 3 months) for their patient resource library. If you have any magazines to donate drop them off at any University Hospital Information Desk to the attention of Volunteer Services. Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics, People, Better Homes & Gardens, National Geographic etc….really anything just as long as it’s within […]

Friends Grant Lights the Way for Seniors Going Home After Hospitalization

 
 

Falls are one of the primary reasons older individuals are readmitted to the hospital, but with a grant from Friends of UW Health, the UW Health Transitional Care Team can give a package of nightlights to patients who are being discharged to help keep them safe at home. It’s hard to imagine that a simple […]

Friends of UW Health 2017 Grants

 
 

You Make Patients and Families’ Lives Better One Grant at a Time As a member of Friends of UW Health, you help fund programs and services that directly benefit our patients and families but are not covered by insurance.  Friends provided almost $250,000 in support last year. And for the first time, Friends opened its […]