Milwaukee Bucks, Froedtert & MCW health network to welcome newborns in 2019 with keepsake blanket

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Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Bucks and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will welcome every baby born at its hospitals in 2019 with a keepsake “Welcome to the Family!” receiving blanket.

Beginning on Jan. 1, the blankets will be distributed to every newborn at Froedtert & MCW Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend and St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie, throughout the year.

“We’re always thrilled to welcome new Bucks fans to the world and we’re pleased to give newborns across Froedtert’s health network a special keepsake blanket that they’ll cherish for years to come,” said Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin.

“Parenting, like basketball, is a team sport. So we’re grateful to the Milwaukee Bucks for extending their generosity to our very littlest patients to make sure they leave Froedtert & MCW birth centers with a cozy keepsake,” said Froedtert Health president and CEO Cathy Jacobson.

Media are invited to Froedtert Hospital (9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee) on Thursday, Jan. 3, to see Feigin and Bucks mascot Bango welcome some of the first newborns of the New Year with their blankets. Media planning to attend are asked to please RSVP to ekohlbeck@bucks.com by 8 a.m. on Thursday.

NEWBORN BLANKET WELCOME WITH BUCKS AND THE FROEDTERT & MCW HEALTH NETWORK

WHAT: Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin and Bucks mascot Bango will welcome some of the first newborns of 2019 with their keepsake “Welcome to the Family!” blanket

WHO: Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin, Bucks mascot Bango, Kate Dielentheis, MD, OB/GYN, with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Birth Center; and Assistant Professor in the Department of OB/GYN at MCW

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 3 9:30 a.m. – Media should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Froedtert Hospital* 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee *Media should park in Area 1 on 92nd Street, and meet in the 2nd level Hospital lobby on 92nd Street.

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