Thanks to the support of members like you, Friends was able to fund 22 different grant projects to benefit patients and families at UW Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children's Hospital. With initiatives that range from improving patient education, providing resources to support patient care, or helping hospitalized patients sleep a little easier at night, these different grants are directly helping to make a difference.
We are proud to announce our 2013-14 Hospital Services grant recipients. Through the generous support of Friends members, we are able to fund 22 initiatives this year, totaling more than $60,000. This year’s funded grants are:
2014-2015 Grant Applications Due Oct. 1, 2014
Friends of UW Hospital and Clinics accepts applications for its Hospital Services grant program. The program was established to further Friends' mission to enhance the experience of patients and families served by the hospitals. Last year, Friends awarded nearly $45,000 through the program.
Grants are awarded to UW Health staff for projects and services that are not covered by the hospitals' normal operating budget. Examples of past grants include Wii-based therapy (Wii Hab) for patients with mental illness, iPads for patient education and diversion in the Cancer Clinics and chemotherapy rooms, breast products for non-cancer patients, flip camera for camera-based therapy to educate and enhance children’s understanding of their medical condition, sleep kits for the Family Medicine inpatient unit and a gift to the Reach Out and Read program.
The 2014-2015 grant cycle will be announced in the near future.
To apply for a Friends grant, please return a completed application and
supporting documents to:
Friends of UWHC, Inc.
301 S. Westfield Rd., Suite 250
Madison, WI 53717
Mail code: 9700
Fax: (608) 265-1642
The Gail and Gordon Derzon Fund was created in 1999 to honor Gordon Derzon's more than 25-year tenure as CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics. The endowment fund assists patients and families in need with expenses associated with long-term illness or hospitalization. Some covered expenses have been for transportation, medical equipment, lodging, food or special needs not covered by other available resources or insurance. During 2010, the fund provided $25,600 to help individual patients and their families. The Friends of UW Hospital and Clinics contributes annually to this fund and asks that you consider making a gift.