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A Legendary Evening the Gala for American Family Children’s Hospital

March 3, 2018 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center
 

Through the generosity of our sponsors and donors, Friends’ “Dream It. Believe It.” gala raised more than $472,000 for American Family Children’s Hospital!

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 […]

Support our Sole Men and Sole Sisters!

 
 

We’ve searched the community for gentlemen and ladies with just the right flair & charisma to serve as “Sole Men” and “Sole Sister” at this year’s Wine Women & Shoes event benefiting the UW Carbone Cancer Center. These guys and gals will be putting their award-winning smiles and personalities to work as they each compete […]

Friends Grant Gets The Mindful Care Resource Cart Rolling

 
 

Each year thousands of children and their families experience an inpatient stay at American Family Children’s Hospital for a variety of medical concerns.  Many of the children have chronic and/or life limiting condition and often children are in and out of the hospital frequently, separating them from siblings, friends and family members.  Although the treatment […]

Lighting the Way with Pink Celebration Ceremony

 
 

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we are lighting our entrance with pink. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, someone who has given them motivation to live life to the fullest, spread light, and wear pink. Reserve a pink light to celebrate that person in your life who represents […]

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 […]