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Pediatric Patients Families & Doctors At Childrens Hospital Of New York Celebrate Heart Day

        CONTACT:Alicia Kim

alk9007@nyp.org

(212) 305-5587

 

Pediatric Patients’ Families & Doctors at Children’s Hospital
of New York

Celebrate Heart Day

WHAT:       Heart Day celebrates

the successes of former pediatric patients who have

undergone cardiac treatments such as heart transplantation, repair of congenital

heart defects, and the treatment of arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat).

“We’re

celebrating the health of our former pediatric patients, and the milestones

and improvements over the past thirty years for the care of children with

heart

disease,” says Linda Addonizio, MD, Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiac

Transplant Program at the Children’s Hospital of New York.  “It’s

like a

reunion of all of the children who have benefited from pediatric cardiac

care and

cardiac surgery.”

Approximately 400 children of all ages are expected to attend.  Festivities

will

include a visit by the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, live music, cartoon

mascots, face painting, refreshments, and a raffle for a paid family trip

to

Dorney Park & Wild Water Kingdom.

WHEN:      Saturday, June 2, 2001

10:00 am-1:00 pm

WHERE:    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Milstein Hospital Building

177 Fort Washington Avenue (between 165th and 168th Streets)

New York, NY

WHO:         Welcoming

remarks will be made by Dr. John Driscoll, Jr., Chairman,

Department of Pediatrics; and Dr. Welton Gersony, Director, Pediatric

Cardiology.

 

- PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS -

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