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American Family Children’s Hospital celebrates 100 years

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.

Amber Noggle

Anchor, 27 News at 5, 6 and 10

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