Northwestern Mutual gifts $2 million to Children's Hospital

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin announced Wednesday, December 18th it has received a $2 million gift from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to support children with cancer and blood disorders.

The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, within the MACC Fund Center at Children's Hospital, will provide outpatient treatment for children. The facility will be built on the fifth floor and is set to include exams, treatment, a pharmacy and conference rooms including a community room providing emotional support while care is delivered.

"We are proud to support Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and their vision to provide the best care in our community," said president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, John Kordsmeier. "The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer will create a family friendly environment that offers kids fun activities while undergoing treatment."

Children's Hospital is among the most experienced and largest cancer and blood disorders centers in the country, specializing in the treatment of children.

"We are so grateful to the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. This gift will go a long way in helping us create an environment to reflect our philosophy that family members provide critical emotional support to a child fighting cancer," said Peggy Troy, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin CEO. "This space will align with the world-class care we provide to kids."

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is scheduled to open in early 2015.