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Community Relations

At UW Health, our mission includes a strong commitment to improve the health of the communities we serve.  Below, we share some numbers and stories that demonstrate our dedication to our own initiatives and those of our partners:
  • Charity care at cost: More than $30 million
  • Community benefits (includes charity care at cost): More than $225 million 
  • Contributions to charitable organizations: More than $850,000
  • Organizations contributed to: Approximately 200
  • Kohl's Safety Center: 1,500 visitors and callers per month
  • Employee charitable contributions: $771,252
  • Holiday Drive to Share:
    • Toys collected through Toys for Tots: 2,000
    • Families supported through Adopt-a-Family: 120
    • Meals for Second Harvest Foodbank: 90,673
  • Friends of UW Hospital and Clinics' Love Lights:
    • People honored or memorialized: 1,770
    • Dollars raised $14,000 

Serving Our Community

 

UW Health Community Relations: Executive Chef John Williams 

UW Hospital Executive Chef Contributes to Porchlight Fundraiser

 

The Porchlight Original Chef's Auction summoned the talents of a number of Madison-area culinary artists, including UW Hospital and Clinics executive chef John Williams, and raised $40,000 for Porchlight Products, a program that provides valuable work experience for people who have been out of the work force for an extended period.

 

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Giving to Those in Need

 

UW Health community relations: HIM department 

 

HIPP Help for Local Organization for the Homeless

 

UW Health's Health Information Management department gathered supplies for Porchlight's "Welcome Home" baskets, which the organization prepares to ease the recently homeless' transition to stable living arrangements. Read more

 

Health and Safety Initiatives

 

UW Health community relations: Doctor and patient at Pediatric Fitness Clinic 

Fitness Center Integrates Fun and Health for Results for Children

 

The Pediatric Fitness Clinic is for children ages 5 to 18 who have concerns regarding their weight, want to improve their fitness and conditioning or may have developed medical problems due to inactivity and weight gain. Read more