Media Advisory: Columbus Childrens Hospital Staff Appreciation Picnic Sunday in Livingston Park

September 22, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: 
Columbus Childrens Hospital Staff Appreciation Picnic Sunday in Livingston Park

WHEN:  
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Noon - 3 p.m. media opportunity

WHERE:  
Livingston Park
*Located across the street from Columbus Childrens Hospital
700 Childrens Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205
**Media parking available in the surface lot at the corner of Ann St. and Childrens Dr. gate accessible off Childrens Dr.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
In honor of a banner year of national awards, recognitions and historic milestones, Columbus Childrens Hospital and its employees will celebrate the first annual Staff Appreciation Picnic Sunday in Livingston Park.

Nearly 2,000 employees and their families are expected at the picnic which features entertainment by COSI, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio Wildlife Center, face painters, a stilt walker, magician and juggler. The main stage schedule includes appearances by L & B Rappers, The Bucket Boyz and The Ohio State University Alumni Band. City Barbeque will cater the picnic.

Note: On Monday, September 24, 2007, Columbus Childrens Hospital will be rededicated Nationwide Childrens Hospital. An official rededication is slated for noon Monday, September 24 in Livingston Park. City dignitaries will help hospital officials and staff celebrate this historic milestone. Media are welcome to attend the rededication.

CONTACTS:
Mary Ellen Fiorino / Pam Barber
Columbus Childrens Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
Pager: (614) 847-7939

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems 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 nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 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. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.