Celebrating 90 Years of Care for Children

American Family Children's Hospital

Celebrating 90 Years of Care for Children

American Family Children's Hospital

Mary Cornelia Bradley Society

 

Meet our Patients

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories

The first children's hospital in Madison, Wisconsin was built in 1920 as a family's loving loving tribute to a young girl, Mary Cornelia Bradley who passed away from menigitis at age six. The hospital, named the Mary Cornelia Bradley Hospital for the Study of Children's Diseases, forever changed the face of pediatric healthcare in Wisconsin.

Over the past 90 years, monumental changes have transpired in the way hospitalized children are loved, cared for and respected. One constant however, is the UW's preeminent role at the forefront of discovery for treating and curing children of many complex diseases. And today, American Family Children's Hospital maintains it's strong foundation rooted in the four-fold mission of service, scholarship, science and social responsibility.

90 Years of Caring for Children: A Photo Slideshow