History in the Making - Shriners Hospitals for Children - Patient Move Day

Jan 30, 1998, 00:00 ET from Shriners Hospitals for Children

    WHAT:      History in the Making -- Shriners Hospitals for Children --
                 Patient Move Day
     WHEN:      Monday, February 2
     TIME:      10:00 AM sharp with a full police escort.  Interviews must be
                 done prior to 9:30 a.m. to allow time for patients to get into
     WHERE:     Leaving existing facility, 8400 Roosevelt Blvd. and traveling
                 South to 3551 N. Broad St.
    DETAILS:   Shriners Hospitals for Children will transport patients to
                their new home in a manner that is truly befitting to the
                Shrine Organization.  A caravan of ambulances, lead by a full
                police escort with lights and sirens, will make its way South
                on Roosevelt Boulevard to their new state-of-the-art pediatric
               Patients have decorated the fence that surrounds the existing
                facility on Strahle Street (Northeast Philadelphia) with a
                farewell message.  Shrine Klownz will be on hand at the Broad
                Street facility to greet and welcome the children to their new
               The new facility replaces the existing facility on Roosevelt
                Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia, which has been occupied
                since 1926.  The new 80-bed orthopaedic pediatric hospital has
                been designed to enable patients to recover from surgery and
                participate in rehabilitation in a family-centered atmosphere.
                It will also continue the Shriners tradition of providing
                expert medical care totally free of charge to children between
                the ages of birth to 18 years of age, with orthopaedic
                conditions resulting from injuries and diseases of the bones,
                joints and muscles as well as spinal cord injuries.
                            MEDIA COVERAGE REQUESTED
     CONTACT:  Theresa Diamond, Director of Public Relations of Shriners
 Hospitals for Children, 215-335-7422, or 215-430-4000, or Pager, 215-961-8335.

SOURCE Shriners Hospitals for Children