Fifth Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration

December 8, 2014

WHAT: Fifth Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration
Bariatric surgery patients and families are welcomed back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to celebrate their successes
WHEN: Monday, December 8, 2014
5 p.m. – Media Opportunity
WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center
Stecker Auditorium 
575 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
*Parking is available in the visitor parking garage located at the corner of S. 18th St. and Mooberry Dr. A token will be provided to exit the parking garage
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition will host its fifth annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration for patients and their families on Monday, December 8 starting at 5 p.m.
This event is hosted by the staff of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition to celebrate the many accomplishments that patients have achieved during the last year. These patients have started to live a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise and when necessary, some patients have had surgery. 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 also will be three special awards presented during the event – the “Patient of the Year” award is presented to the patient who has demonstrated a passionate engagement in the program activities that support bariatric patients; the “Parent of the Year” award is given to the person who has shown exemplary support and service to the bariatric program as a parent of a patient and the “Support Person of the Year” is honored for their assistance to patients as they work to maintain their healthy lifestyle with the aid of clinic appointments and support meetings.
The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition offers a comprehensive approach to weight management in children, including programs for both prevention and treatment. 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.
Danielle Warner
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
Marketing and Public Relations
Office: (614) 355-0492
Cell: (614) 209-5994 

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