Variety - The Children’s Charity Donates $37,584 to Enhance Broadlawns Variety – The Children’s Charity Pediatric Clinic

Des Moines, Iowa (May 6, 2021) – Variety – The Children’s Charity gifted $37,584 to the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation to support enhancements for the Broadlawns Variety – The Children’s Charity Pediatric Clinic that attends to the healthcare needs of over 5,500 children from our community.  

Variety’s gift provided funding for equipment and furnishings for the pediatric clinic’s waiting area and eight exam rooms.  The funding also allowed for the purchase of state-of-the-art vision and hearing screening equipment to provide early detection of deficiencies, as children are more responsive to treatment at an early age.  

“The respective missions of Broadlawns and Variety are very closely aligned as both of our organizations are dedicated to furthering access to healthcare for children who are vulnerable and in need of care,” said Katie Wengert, Broadlawns Medical Center’s Chief Marketing and External Relations Officer and Foundation Executive Director. “Variety has been a longstanding partner of Broadlawns Medical Center, and we are truly grateful for their ongoing generosity and support of our youngest patients.”

The Broadlawns Variety – The Children’s Charity Pediatric Clinic first opened in the Broadlawns Medical Office Building in June of 2011 thanks in large part to a lead gift of $860,000 that was provided by Variety – The Children’s Charity.  Sixty-nine percent of Broadlawns’ pediatric patients utilize Medicaid or MCO coverage, and 9% are self-pay or charitable care.

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About Broadlawns Medical Center

Broadlawns Medical Center is a nonprofit healthcare organization that ensures our community is provided quality healthcare that is coordinated, compassionate and cost‐effective. The Broadlawns campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, crisis services, inpatient, outpatient and community-based mental healthcare.  Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance and its approach to health care and quality outcomes earned a Level 3 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest achievable status for a medical delivery model. Broadlawns takes a leadership position in teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals through its residency and fellowship programs. To learn more, please visit

About Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa

Variety is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa. Funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly impact the wellbeing of children in our community. For more information on how you can be a part of our work, please visit


Broadlawns Variety – The Children’s Charity Pediatric Clinic – Waiting Room

Broadlawns Variety – The Children’s Charity Pediatric Clinic – Exam Room