Media Advisory: Columbus Childrens Hospital Rehabilitation Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Reunion at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Saturday

August 11, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: 
Columbus Childrens Hospital Rehabilitation Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Reunion at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

WHEN:  
Saturday, August 11, 2007
1:30 p.m. media opportunity

WHERE:  
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium*
Waters Edge Pavilion
9990 Riverside Drive  
Powell, Ohio 43065
*Park and receive details to the event location at the zoos business office, 5220 Powell Rd. Gathering will be held at zoos Waters Edge Pavilion.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Rehabilitation Program at Columbus Childrens Hospital is holding a patient reunion at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Saturday, August 11. Approximately 100 patients, with treatment years ranging from 1988 to the present, are expected to attend. In total, 500-600 patients, family, friends and staff are anticipated.

Former and present patients, families and staff will be gathering for lunch, activities and nostalgia at 1:30 p.m. at the Waters Edge Pavilion located inside the zoo.

As part of the Columbus Childrens Hospital Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive family-centered rehabilitative services to meet the physical, developmental, social, psychological and educational needs of patients and families. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a Pediatric Family-Centered (PFC) rehabilitation program. To learn more about the program and take a video tour of the rehab unit, visit www.columbuschildrens.com/rehab.

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CONTACT PRIOR TO EVENT:
Elyse Palm / Mary Ellen Fiorino
Columbus Childrens Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 722-4595
Pager: (614) 630-5115

CONTACT AT EVENT:
Cindy Iske
Columbus Childrens Hospital
Rehabilitation Program
(614) 507-1971

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