WAUWATOSA (6/3/2011) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the state's largest provider of pediatric health care services, will host "Masquerade in Milwaukee," its prom for teen patients, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
"For many young people, prom is a defining, coming-of-age event," said Maggie Butterfield, director, Patient Amenities and Family Services. "In addition to providing our patients with exceptional care, we want to make sure we can provide them with the same experiences that other teens often take for granted. Hosting a prom is one small way we can add some normalcy to our patients' lives."
The prom is made possible through a generous donation from WHG Applebee's. It will feature a sit-down dinner, photography, dancing, giveaways and memories that will last for many years to come.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, founded in 1894, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is rated No. 3 in the nation by Parents magazine and named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital has been redesignated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence. Private, independent and not-for-profit, the hospital serves children and families from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond. Children's Hospital is the flagship member of Children's Hospital and Health System. In 2009, the health system invested more than $76 million into the community to improve the health status of children. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.