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Media Advisory: Countdown Celebration for the Opening of the New Main Hospital at Nationwide Children's

Columbus, OH - 8/19/2011

Countdown Celebration for the Opening of the New Main Hospital at Nationwide Children’s
Hospital unveils new look and new design elements as part of less than one year to go celebration

Monday, August 22, 2011
10 a.m.
*media briefing begins at 10 a.m., followed by opportunities for one-on-one interviews and b-roll

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center (OCC) entrance
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
**A media relations rep will meet you inside the OCC entrance for escort to event location

-Abigail Wexner, Chair, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors
-Steve Allen, MD, CEO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

14 exhibits showcasing never-before-seen design elements of new main hospital, enhanced patient experience features and new look for hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host an internal “countdown celebration” on Monday morning. The hospital will be celebrating with staff as it marks less than one year to go to the opening of the new main hospital in June 2012.

New design elements and features will be unveiled Monday morning, including a new “look” for the hospital.

A media briefing, led by Board Chair Abigail Wexner and CEO Steve Allen, MD, will begin at 10 a.m. At that briefing, Mrs. Wexner and Dr. Allen will topline Nationwide Children’s journey thus far as it reaches this major milestone in its nearly 120-year history.

Fourteen exhibits will showcase never-before-seen design elements and features that will truly transform the patient experience at Nationwide Children’s.


Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
(614) 355-0495

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