HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital is launching a multimillion-dollar community fundraising campaign to make significant upgrades to its facilities and services at the HSHS St. Vincent Hospital campus, located at 835 S. Van Buren St., Green Bay.
Called “Join the Fight,” the project’s first phase aims to raise $10 million this year to transform four units in HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital: emergency care, pediatric and pediatric intensive care, and Child Life.
Known as a hospital within a hospital, HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital includes hundreds of dedicated physicians, nurses, technicians and caregivers that specialize in providing care for children — from emergency care and cancer care to intensive care and surgical care. In 2018, the hospital saw nearly 18,000 patients.
The HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary’s Foundation is organizing the Join the Fight. To date, $7 million was raised during the campaign’s quiet phase. Those funds have allowed construction to begin on the pediatric emergency care unit, which is located within the main emergency department at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital.
Upgrades to the pediatric and pediatric intensive care units and Child Life space are slated to begin in the fall of 2019 with a completion goal of summer 2020.
“The presence of HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay 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 director at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.