Media Advisory: Grand Opening of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center at Columbus Childrens Hospital

February 12, 2007

M E D I A    A D V I S O R Y

WHAT: 
Grand Opening of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center at Columbus Childrens Hospital

WHEN: 
Monday, February 12, 2007
4:30 pm - Blue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Media is invited to arrive at 4 p.m. for a tour of the Center; Blue Jackets players and Hats For Heroes kids will be in the Center at this time.

WHERE: 
Media representatives should contact Pam Barber or Mary Ellen Fiorino, Columbus Childrens Hospital Marketing/Public Relations, (614) 722-4595 to arrange an escort to the event location.

WHO: 
John P. McConnell - Chairman & CEO, Worthington Industries; Vice Chairman, Blue Jackets Foundation Board
Doug MacLean President & General Manager, Columbus Blue Jackets
Jody Shelley Hats For Heroes Captain, Columbus Blue Jackets  
Steve Allen, MD - Childrens Hospital CEO
Jon Fitzgerald - Childrens Hospital Foundation President
* Also representing the Columbus Blue Jackets, Adam Foote, Pascal Leclaire, Manny Malhotra, Rick Nash, Dan Fritsche and Head Coach Ken Hitchcock

WHY: 
The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center has been named in honor of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation commitment of $1.5 million to Columbus Childrens Hospital.

The 5000 square-feet Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center is decorated in a Blue Jackets hockey theme and is open to all families with patients receiving care at Childrens.  The Center offers a lounge, kitchen,   laundry, exercise and breastfeeding facilities; classrooms, healthcare reference materials and internet access so that families can tend to their personal needs within the hospital setting.  The Center is located adjacent to the hospital cafeteria and near the gift shop and chapel, making access to these facilities convenient for families. 

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CONTACTS:
Pam Barber/Mary Ellen Fiorino, Columbus Childrens Hospital, (614) 722-4595
Karen Davis, Columbus Blue Jackets, (614) 246-4310

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 list of "America's Best Children's Hospitals," Nationwide Children's Hospital is America's largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare system providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children's has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children's physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health–funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children's remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family's ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.