Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus Public Health and Community Partners Unveil and Discuss 2010-11 Full Potential Collaborative Childrens Health Report at Metro Club Forum Wednesday

November 16, 2010

WHAT:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus Public Health and Community Partners Unveil and Discuss 2010-11 Full Potential Collaborative Children’s Health Report at Metro Club Forum Wednesday
Comprehensive updates to 2008 report include progress report card on how Franklin County fares in 10 public health indicators that affect our children

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
12 p.m. – media opportunity
*Media: contact The Columbus Metropolitan Club for luncheon reservations

WHERE:
The Columbus Metropolitan Club
at The Athletic Club of Columbus
136 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
 
WHO:
Panelists include:
-Abigail Wexner, Chair, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors
-Steve Allen, MD, CEO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
-Teresa C. Long, MD, MPH, Health Commissioner, Columbus Public Health
-Eddie George, former Ohio State Buckeye and community activist
-Savanna Whitaker, teen impacted by texting-while-driving
-Moderator: Ann Fisher, host of “All Sides with Ann Fisher” on WOSU Radio

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
In 2008, a collaborative children’s health care report outlined the most significant health indicators keeping the children of Franklin County from reaching their full potential. Two years later, how are our children doing?

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus Public Health and community partners will lead a panel discussion focusing on pediatric and adolescent health in Franklin County at a Columbus Metropolitan Club forum Wednesday. The discussion will look at new data and a report card measuring progress for each indicator.

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CONTACTS:
Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 355-0495
Cell: (614) 937-7316

Andrew Campbell
The Columbus Metropolitan Club
100 E. Broad St. Suite 2200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 464-3220 ext. 2
andrew@columbusmetroclub.org

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.