MADISON (WKOW) -- The American Family Children's Hospital in Madison is celebrating 100 years of operation.
Tuesday they kicked off a year-long celebration.
Governor Tony Evers was there to make a state-wide proclamation designating the entire year as the 100th anniversary of pediatric care at the University of Wisconsin.
He then took a tour around the hospital to visit with patients.
In 1920 -- the hospital opened as the Mary Cornelia Bradley Hospital for the Study of Children's Diseases on the UW-Madison campus.
It was named in honor of a UW professors’ daughter who died of meningitis in 1916.
The building is now called Bradley Memorial and it is still in use on campus as office space for several UW-Madison departments.
The buildings and names have evolved over the last century.
In 2007, American Family Children’s Hospital, a world-class, state-of-the art facility with contemporary family-friendly amenities, opened next to UW Hospital and Clinics.