Playground to open for young patients of Our Lady of Peace

8/26/2013

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Barbara Mackovic
Senior Manager
BarbaraMackovic@KentuckyOneHealth.org
Phone: 502-587-4230
Cell Phone: 502-641-5461
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Children with emotional and developmental disorders will have an expanded place for play at Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health. A new outdoor recreational space, as well as improved accessibility for the current play area, is made possible with help from the Daniel Pitino Foundation, the WHAS Crusade for Children and the Etscorn Foundation.
 
This play space will provide a critically important respite from patients’ rigorous routines, while allowing them to participate in activities that promote teamwork and cooperative learning. The new facility will meet and exceed ADA specifications, meaning that it will flex to the needs of an ever-growing number of special needs children, allowing children of all abilities to engage in much-needed outdoor play and recreation.
 
WHAT:            Ribbon cutting and balloon launch to celebrate the opening of the new accessible playground
 
WHERE:          Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace
2020 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY  40205
For Parking: Arrive at the main entrance and security will take you to the location of the event behind the hospital.
 
WHEN:            Tuesday, August 27
3:30 p.m.
 
OPPORTUNITIES:     
KentuckyOne Health officials engaging in ribbon cutting and balloon launch
Representatives from the Daniel Pitino Foundation, Etscorn Foundation and WHAS Crusade for Children
Representatives from Our Lady of Peace and Jewish Hospital & Sts. Mary Foundation
 
OTHER            Our Lady of Peace, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Louisville, Ky.  The hospital was originally founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and is currently operating 261 beds, one of the largest in the nation. The Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care in the country.  Our Lady of Peace operates a full continuum of psychiatric services for patients from young children to seniors.  There are specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities; forensic issues; and/or co-occurring substance abuse.
 
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