MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration

December 10, 2012

3rd Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration
Bariatric surgery patients and families welcomed back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to celebrate their successes

Monday, December 10, 2012
5 p.m. – media opportunity

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center (OCC)
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
*Parking available in visitor parking garage located at the corner of S. 18th St. and Mooberry Dr.; a media relations rep will meet you at this entrance for escort to event location 

The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition will host its 3rd Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration for patients and their families on Monday, December 10 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 

This event is hosted by the staff of the Center to celebrate the many accomplishments that patients have achieved over the last year. These patients have started to live a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise – some have had surgery, some have not. The staff will be baking healthy dessert options for the patients and their families.

Every patient who attends will receive a certificate of achievement award. There will also be two special awards presented during the event – the “Giving Back” award is presented to the patient who has given up their time to help others with their weight loss issues; the “Support Person of the Year” award is given to a parent or support person who has helped make patients successful by making clinic appointments, support meetings and by living a healthy lifestyle.

The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition offers a comprehensive approach to weight management in children, including programs for both prevention and treatment. For children who are already overweight, the center offers family-based Medical Weight Management Programs covering everyday diet and fitness education to re-establish a more healthy weight. Ultimately, some children's complications may necessitate a surgical approach. The Center offers three options for those who meet the criteria: gastric bypass, gastric band and gastric sleeve surgery.  

Erin Pope
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
Office: (614) 355-0487
Cell: (614) 562-1382

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