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LOCATION CHANGE: The Campus Dedication Ceremony at Nationwide Children’s Hospital


Columbus, OH - 6/11/2012

 

WHAT:
The Campus Dedication Ceremony at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
After nearly seven years, the largest pediatric expansion project in U.S. history is officially dedicated during Monday morning’s ceremony; current and former patients take part in this special program, marking a major milestone in Nationwide Children’s 120 years

WHEN:
Monday, June 11, 2012
10:30 a.m. 
*Ceremony starts promptly at 10:30am; arrival in the media parking lot, as specified below, suggested shortly after 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH 43205
*Due to inclement weather, the ceremony will take place on the corner of Parson's Ave. and Mooberry St. in the white tent
**Parking for media is available in the surface lot behind CVS and accessible off of Parsons Avenue 

WHO:

  • Current and former patients of Nationwide Children’s
  • Current and retired staff of Nationwide Children’s
  • The Honorable John Kasich, Governor, State of Ohio
  • The Honorable Michael B. Coleman, Mayor, City of Columbus
  • Mrs. Abigail S. Wexner, Chair, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors
  • Dr. Steve Allen, CEO, Nationwide Children’s

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The very same heart transplant patient who shared her story and participated in the new main hospital groundbreaking ceremony four years ago in 2008, is the very first patient to open the dedication ceremony of that very same building Monday morning at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A major milestone in the hospital’s 120-year history will take place as the seven-year campus expansion officially comes to a completion – the largest pediatric expansion project in U.S. history.

Numerous current and former patients and current and retired staff members will take part in a very special hour-long dedication ceremony. Their stories are documented in the official program guide and some will be shared on stage during the event. Media interviews will be available upon request at the ceremony. 

The hospital truly affects each and every one in this community and it’s never been more apparent than during Monday morning’s ceremony. Daytime fireworks will close the event, marking not the end, but the very beginning of transforming the way pediatric health care is delivered and researched right here in central Ohio – so that no child will ever have to leave Columbus to seek world-class medical care.

MEDIA CONTACT AT EVENT:
Mary Ellen Peacock, Erin Pope or Pam Barber
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
Cell: (614) 937-7316

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