Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:53 am
Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines recently selected Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to participate in its 2011 Medical Transportation Grant program. The hospital is one of 60 nonprofit hospitals or charities selected for the grant.
"Through its generous donation, Southwest Airlines is making it possible for dozens of families to receive world-class care at one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric hospitals," said Maggie Butterfield, director of Patient Amenities and Family Services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Through the program, Southwest Airlines will provide complimentary round trip tickets to hospitals and medical transportation nonprofit organizations. The tickets are distributed by the organizations to more than 5,500 patients and family members who must travel for medical care.
"The feedback we receive from families who benefit from the Medical Transportation Grant Program reaffirms for us that we are meeting a great need during what can be a difficult time in these families’ lives," said Debra Benton, Southwest Airlines director of community relations and charitable giving. "Southwest is proud to be able to provide this program to even more nonprofit hospitals and charities as support for families affected by serious illness."