HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital raising money for upgrades
HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital is asking the public to help with its multi-million dollar fundraising campaign for upgrades at the Green Bay campus.
The fundraiser is called "Join the Fight," and the money will be used to upgrade emergency care, pediatric and pediatric intensive care and Child Life.
“The presence of HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin ensures thousands of children each year can receive exceptional care close to home and reduces the financial and emotional burden of traveling to more distant cities like Milwaukee or Madison,” said Heidi Warpinski, executive eirector at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.
The effort, hosted by HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary's Foundation, has raised $7 million for the first phase of Join the Fight. The hospital is working to raise an additional $3 million by the end of 2019.
Construction has started on the pediatric emergency care unit. Set to open this summer, it will include a new waiting room, six new treatment rooms and a new nurse's station
Join the Fight is raising $3 million for upgrades at the pediatric and pediatric intensive care units and Child Life spaces. The hospital hopes to start construction in fall and complete the upgrades by summer 2020.
"We will redesign layout of pediatric and pediatric ICU to better meet needs of patients, providers and colleagues," Warpinski says. "Renovate all patient rooms and allow more space for families and caregivers as well, add more patient rooms to pediatric ICU to help us serve those patients because of the demand of that level for specialized care. Plus, a new lounge."
Warpinski says the hospital sees 18,000 children annually. Eight-thousand children come through emergency care
HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital will announce phase two of the fundraiser in the future.
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HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital is located a 835 S. Van Buren St. It's a non-profit Catholic-based organization. The hospital provides care for everyone regardless of their ability to pay.