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Paoli Hospital Maternity Unit/NICU to Host Philadelphia Zoo Art Dedication

Friday, November 22, 2013

WHEN: Monday, November 25, (event begins promptly at 3:30 p.m.)


WHAT: Paoli Hospital will host a dedication ceremony of artwork donated by the Philadelphia Zoo. The photos of the Zoo’s most beloved animal families are hung throughout the halls of Paoli Hospital’s brand new Hattersley Family-Centered Maternity & Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which, like the Zoo, is dedicated to a family-centric experience. As parents welcome their newest miracles, they can relate to giraffes, orangutans, Amur Tigers and other majestic wild animals who share the same, nurturing bond with their young. The dedication will consist of brief remarks and a tour of the artwork hung on Paoli Hospital’s new maternity unit and NICU.


WHY: The artwork was donated by the Philadelphia Zoo in honor of Sandra Baldino, Paoli Hospital Foundation Trustee and Philadelphia Zoo Board Member, and her sons, who were both born several weeks early. Baldino’s youngest son was a patient for two weeks in the NICU at Paoli Hospital.


WHO: The dedication will feature remarks from Jack Lynch, President and CEO, Main Line Health; Jim Paradis, President, Paoli Hospital; and Vik Dewan, President and CEO, Philadelphia Zoo. Sandra Baldino and her children will also be in attendance at the event.


WHERE: Paoli Hospital, 255 W. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, PA 19301


About Paoli Hospital

Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 231-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Level II Regional Trauma Center with outpatient facilities in Exton and Collegeville. In 2012, Paoli Hospital was named for the fourth time among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. It was one of only 20 medium-sized community hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in Pennsylvania to make the list in this category. Paoli was named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area for excellence in four specialties including gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, and urology and is a multi-year recipient of the Premier “Award for Quality” for providing outstanding patient care and maintaining operational efficiency. Paoli is one of only three percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® Designation twice for its superior nursing staff. For more information about Paoli Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/paoli.

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