WICHITA, KS (June 15, 2017) – Wish Kid Bentley Seachrist’s wish to go to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to meet Olaf from the movie Frozen has come true thanks to a partnership between Wesley Children’s Hospital and Make-A-Wish Kansas.
The wish was granted in recognition of a $10,000 donation Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the parent company of Wesley Children’s Hospital, made to Make-A-Wish Kansas. The gift is part of a $100,000 gift HCA is giving to 10 Make-A-Wish chapters in markets with an HCA children’s hospital.
“At HCA, we operate with a single purpose: the care and improvement of human life,” said Bill Voloch, CEO of Wesley Healthcare. “At our children’s hospitals across the country, this mission is appreciated even more deeply. We know kids like Bentley deserve top-notch care. We understand we are caring for a family, not just a person. We are glad to work closely with our Make-A-Wish chapters as part of that treatment.”
“We are grateful for organizations like HCA who invest in our local community and others across the country,” said LeAnne Miller, CEO, Make-A-Wish Kansas. “Strong support from organization makes it possible for our chapter to grant more and better wishes for local kids, so we can fulfill our vision of granting a wish for every eligible child.”
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About Make-A-Wish® Kansas
Make-A-Wish® Kansas grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its first wish in 1985, Make-A-Wish Kansas has granted the one true wish of more than 1,500 children with life-threatening medical conditions. As a national organization, Make-A-Wish is one of world’s leading children’s charities, granting the wishes of over 250,000 children. Learn more online at www.kansas.wish.org or call 316-838-9474. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.
Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital and multiple WesleyCare clinics. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.