MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Children's Hospital Dedicates Family Lounge in CTICU in Honor of Kroger

October 3, 2012

Nationwide Children’s Hospital sees nearly 1 million patient visits every year. With a history of support, Kroger will present a $460,959.82 check to further Nationwide Children’s efforts to provide the highest quality of care for all children regardless of their ability to pay. Of this amount, $200,000 represents a Kroger match.

Check presentation will coincide with the dedication of the family lounge in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Children’s, which is being named in honor of Kroger to recognize the grocer’s continuing support. Families will find respite in the comfortably appointed lounge as their child recovers from heart surgery in a nearby patient room. 

Presentation of a $460,959.82 check from Kroger to Nationwide Children’s Hospital; dedication of family lounge in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, which will be named in honor of Kroger for its ongoing support.

Opportunity to photograph check presentation and dedication, conduct interviews with Bruce Macaulay, president, The Kroger Co., Columbus Division, who will present the check, and Steve Allen, MD, chief executive officer for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Kroger associates who championed the latest fundraiser “Kids Come First” in their stores will also be present.

Wednesday, October 3
Media arrive by 1:10 p.m., check presentation ceremony begins at 1:20 p.m.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Media representatives should park in the gated surface lot accessible off of Parsons Avenue, located between Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Orthopedic Center and its new research building. Media representatives will park in this lot and cross Parsons to the new main hospital lobby where a member of the hospital media relations team will meet you at the welcome desk for escort to the event location.


Jackie Siekmann
Media and Government Relations Manager
Kroger Columbus Division
Mary Ellen Peacock
Media Relations
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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