RESCHEDULED - MEDIA ADVISORY: Crane Lifts Donated Car into the New Main Hospital at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Wednesday

April 6, 2010

WHAT:
A donated Honda Civic will be lifted, by crane, into the new main hospital at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Wednesday.

WHEN:
7:45 a.m.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
*Rain or shine, no wind above 40 mph.
*Early arrival at 7:30 a.m. is suggested. All media representatives will be given a hard hat and jersey that must be worn in construction area

WHERE:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Turner Construction site
*Media parking available in Turner Construction parking lot
Heading South on Parsons, turn Left onto Mooberry – the construction lot will be immediately to your Right. For escort to event location, a member of the Media Relations team will meet you at the Turner Construction trailer.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Honda has donated a 4-door Honda Civic Sedan to the Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Honda Civic will be lifted by crane into the 9th floor of the new main hospital.

This car will reside in the expanded Rehabilitation Unit in the new main hospital, which is set to open in 2012. Honda’s Research and Development Center in Ohio modified the car to be used for rehabilitation patients to practice getting in and out of a vehicle. Technicians removed the front of the Civic to conserve floor space, yet preserved all the interior electronics and functionality to provide a real-world experience for patients, such as turning the steering wheel, operating the gearshift and interacting with controls on the instrument panel.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Erin Pope
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
614-562-1382       
Erin.Pope@NationwideChildrens.org

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.