UW Hospital and Clinics Earns $25,000 Gift of Inspiration

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Interior shot of American Family Children's HospitalJasper, Ind. – UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) was named the recipient of National Office Furniture's $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environment.


The $25,000 award is intended to enhance health care environments and inspire ideas that will enrich the lives of caregivers and care recipients.


Exterior of American Family Children's HospitalNational understands the current economy makes it more difficult than ever to raise the necessary funds to offer the best in care and healthy environments for both patients and providers. Therefore, they introduced the $25,000 Gift of Inspiration to benefit health care organizations. With the donation, UWHC’s Health and Healing Committee plans to enhance their healing program.


"Healing is more than procedures and prescriptions. True healing comes from a comfort level or peace of mind knowing that you have the caring and support of UWHC to overcome the challenges you face. A soothing, conscious healing environment plays a vital role in recovery and a lifetime of well being,” says Ardis Hutchins, a UW Hospital and Clinics interior architect.


"At National, our people have cultivated a culture of caring for our business partners, the environment and our neighbors. So, we're pleased to offer the $25,000 Gift of Inspiration as our way to give back to the health care community for the extraordinary efforts made by healing professionals, such as UWHC, that enrich the lives of so many people," says Kevin McCoy, general manager, National Office Furniture. "Congratulations to UWHC. We're proud to know that the gift will be put towards a program that will inspire healing and healthier communities."


National Office Furniture is a Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality office furnishings. This is National Office Furniture's second Gift of Inspiration recipient. In October, 2009, Southwest Middle School in Savannah, Georgia won the Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments. National received more than 1,000 registrants from health care organizations nationwide for the $25,000 Gift of Inspiration.