MILWAUKEE (5/17/2013) - Today Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and AT&T announced a $5,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award to provide tablets to patients at the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee.
"I am proud to join AT&T in announcing this grant to support the patients at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin," said State Senator Alberta Darling. "These tablets will ease the burden on the children here and support the critical work of the doctors and other healthcare professionals here at the hospital."
Tablets donated to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offer patients bedside relief through video chat with a sibling at home, games, videos, books and even health information in multiple languages to explain a medical procedure. For children who are in Children's Hospital's outpatient clinics for a full day of chemo, an infusion or other procedure, whether planned or unexpected, a short or extended hospitalization, all kids love the fun (and distraction!) tablets provide. The AT&T Wisconsin Innovation & Investment Award program provides funding to local organizations that enhance and give back to their communities.
"A child faces many new experiences while in the hospital, but play is important," said Peggy Troy, CEO, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. "We believe in supporting the whole family when a child is in the hospital. The tablets allow kids and families to normalize the experience and give them a way to get their mind off the rough patches. We are grateful for the support of AT&T Wisconsin."
"As a company, AT&T is committed to showing our support to our local communities," said Scott VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. "We are very proud to join with area community leaders in Southeast Wisconsin to help the patients here at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin connect with the world outside their hospital rooms."
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About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States and is ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine. Children's Hospital provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2011, Children's Hospital invested more than $100 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.
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