Kids Wish Network Recognizes Nebraska Medicine as Honored Hero Facility for the 2015 3rd Quarter

__KWNLOGO___OMAHA, Neb. (Dec. 9, 2015): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network (KWN) is pleased to recognize Nebraska Medicine as its 3rd Quarter 2015 Honored Hero Facility for the hospital and its staff of child life specialist’s outstanding commitment and active participation in KWN’s Hero of the Month program. Kids Wish Network partners with hospitals and other childcare facilities across the country through its Hero program to honor kids who have shown great courage in the face of a life-altering situation.

The honor is awarded on a quarterly basis to the Hero facility that has gone above and beyond to celebrate these children’s strength and make their hospital stays a more positive experience.

The recipients of the Hero of the Month award are typically pediatric patients that have faced and prevailed over difficult and often tragic circumstances with admirable courage and determination that serve as an inspiration to all. Paying tribute to these children’s ability to overcome adversity helps give them the confidence they need to succeed on their roads to recovery.

Nebraska Medicine has nominated over 100 Heroes since the beginning of its affiliation with KWN. The hospital provides care to some of the sickest and most complex patients in the area. KWN is proud to partner with a facility that U.S News & World Report has named the #1 hospital in the state for several years in a row.

Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn more and find out how you can help honor Heroes of the Month across the nation. If your organization is a pediatric care facility or offers services to children having overcome life-altering circumstances, you can become part of the Kids Wish Network Guardian Angel family. Please contact Kids Wish Network at 727-937-3600.

For more information about Nebraska Medicine, please contact Taylor Wilson at (402) 559-7037 or Jenny Nowatzke at (402) 552-9744. You can also visit their website at http://www.nebraskamed.com/.

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