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