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Media Advisory: “Community Celebration Day” at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Central Ohio community invited to check out THEIR new children’s hospital - the largest pediatric expansion in U.S. history; former and current patients encouraged to attend


Columbus, OH - 6/7/2012

WHAT:
“Community Celebration Day” at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Central Ohio community invited to check out THEIR new children’s hospital - the largest pediatric expansion in U.S. history; former and current patients encouraged to attend

WHEN:
Sunday, June 10, 2012
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

WHERE:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
*Festivities will take place on Nationwide Children’s main, downtown campus at the corner of Parsons and Livingston Avenues and also in Livingston Park 
**Parking for media is available in lot W-24 (see link to map) located between the Orthopedic Center and the new Research Building III accessible off of Parsons Avenue  
***Parking for the public is located all around the campus; more information about parking can be found at 
NationwideChildrens.org/GrandOpening

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Our community made it possible. Now it’s time to celebrate! On Sunday, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a “Community Celebration Day” in honor of the completion of its seven-year campus expansion that truly transforms the delivery of pediatric health care right here in central Ohio. The community is invited to come and check out their new children’s hospital with behind-the-scenes tours of the new hospital. Former and current patients are encouraged to attend.

The event features family-friendly activities for kids of all ages including interactive education stations, touch-a-truck exhibit with emergency medical service vehicles, jugglers, face painting, inflatables and games. 

Also at the event will be The Columbus Wishing Tree Project in which a number of live trees have traveled all around the city for the last couple of weeks and return to Nationwide Children’s campus. Wishes of all kinds are encouraged and include well wishes for current and former patients of the hospital as well hospital staff and other folks touched by Nationwide Children’s. Wishing trees date back to ancient China and have become a special way to inspire hope throughout the world.

For more information about Community Celebration Day, including parking instructions, visit NationwideChildrens.org/GrandOpening.

MEDIA CONTACT AT EVENT:
Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
Cell: (614) 937-7316

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000