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

September 21, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: 
Nationwide Childrens Hospital Staff Appreciation Picnic Sunday in Livingston Park
The Skys the Limit Groundbreaking Celebration

WHEN:  
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Noon 2 p.m. media opportunity

WHERE:  
Livingston Park
*Located across the street from Nationwide Childrens Hospital
700 Childrens Dr.   
Columbus, OH 43205

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
In honor of Nationwide Childrens Hospital breaking ground on its new hospital slated for Monday, September 22, hospital employees will celebrate the second annual Staff Appreciation Picnic Sunday in Livingston Park.

Nearly 1,000 employees and their families are expected to attend the picnic with entertainment including inflatables, high ropes course, climbing wall, mini golf, kite workshop, boomerang demos, magicians, jugglers, live disc jockey, reptiles and bug station, corn hole and more.

Note: On Monday, September 22, Nationwide Childrens Hospital will break ground on its new hospital. An official groundbreaking ceremony is slated for 10 a.m. Monday in Livingston Park. City dignitaries will help hospital officials and staff celebrate this historic milestone. Media are encouraged and welcome to attend the groundbreaking.

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CONTACT:
Mary Ellen Fiorino
Nationwide Childrens Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 937-7316

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care 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 more than 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.