UW Health Photographer's Pictures to be Displayed at State Capitol

Photographer John Maniaci's photograph of patient SavannahMadison, Wisconsin - Visitors to the State Capitol will be able to view the talents of a UW Health photographer, whose images of two patients treated at American Family Children's Hospital have earned him national awards.

The photographs taken by John Maniaci will be displayed in the State Capitol June 6-10.

Maniaci's photograph of patient Tyler Degand was awarded first place by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) late last year.


Degand, a double-lung transplant patient from Omaha, Nebraska, was photographed after his operation, wearing no shirt to show his sutures.

Maniaci's second photograph of 19-month-old Savannah McCoy of Merrill, Wisconsin, standing in the hospital hallway after open-heart surgery was awarded sixth place by NACHRI.

"These photographs tell great stories about the excellent patient care we offer at American Family Children's Hospital," said Donna Katen-Bahensky, CEO of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. "I congratulate John for winning these awards and using his talents to spread the word about our caregivers who use their talents to provide hope and comfort to our patients."

Maniaci's pictures will also be displayed at Watertown Regional Medical Center June 13-20 and in the lobby of American Family Children's Hospital in Madison June 21-27.

Maniaci started working for UW Health in 2009 after serving as a staff photographer for the Wisconsin State Journal. He was born in Milwaukee and raised in Wauwatosa. He is a graduate of UW-La Crosse.

Date Published: 05/24/2011

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