Hudson Hospital Foundation welcomed Minnesota Viking Linebacker Chad Greenway and his wife Jenni to a grand "Chad's Locker" event at the hospital today! The room was filled with donors, medical staff, patients and families gathered in eager anticipation of the locker reveal. Kids (and adults) cheered with excitement as they rushed to discover the locker contents. It was filled with kid-friendly laptops, video gaming systems and iPads − welcome distractions for pediatric patients and their families during their hospital or specialty clinic visits. The locker will provide an outlet for thousands of patients and families each month.
The Hudson Hospital Foundation partnership with Chad Greenway Lead the Way Foundation resulted in a new pediatric fund for the hospital. "The partnership aligns with our mission to provide philanthropic opportunities in support of health care services at Hudson Hospital & Clinic," says Kari Rambo, Hudson Hospital Foundation President. Chad's Locker will become part of the Pediatric Chemotherapy & Infusion Center, along with the infamous "Border Battle - VIking vs. Packer" mural. "We're located in a border community with Vikings and Packer fans across the region, so Chad's Locker will be well-received at our hospital and clinics." The locker is one of only three lockers disbursed to hospitals in the Twin Cities area and the first in western Wisconsin. "These partnerships - including generous donations from our community - make it possible for us to deliver quality health care in the most affordable way," says Marian Furlong, President & CEO, Hudson Hospital & Clinic.
Click the video still above to view footage from the event at Vikings.com.
About Chad Greenway’s Lead The Way Foundation
The mission of Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation is to enrich the lives of individuals and families in need. The primary focus of the Lead the Way Foundation is to provide critically and chronically ill children throughout Greater Twin Cities with daily support and life changing experiences. For more information please visit www.chadgreenway.org.
About Hudson Hospital Foundation
Hudson Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves the community by raising funds to support Hudson Hospital & Clinic, as well as other local health-related projects. The Foundation’s mission is to provide philanthropic opportunities, support and direction to Hudson Hospital & Clinic and its community to further exceptional, personalized health care services. The vision is to build and cultivate authentic relationships to ensure a lifelong commitment in health care advancement for Hudson Hospital & Clinic.
About Hudson Hospital & Clinic
Hudson Hospital & Clinic is a non-profit health care provider located just off Interstate I-94 in Hudson, WI. The campus is designed with the latest technology and amenities to support whole health and healing for patients and their families - including a nationally acclaimed healing arts program. Twenty-five private hospital rooms feature private bath, garden views, guest accommodations and room service for patients and guests. Services include a regionally popular Birth Center, Rehabilitation Center, Imaging Center, cancer care, heart care, neurology, orthopedics and more. Hudson Hospital & Clinic is a member of the HealthPartners family of care.