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Media Contact: Janet Christenbury 01 May 2008    
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100 Years of Caring for Atlanta: Emory Crawford Long Hospital Employees Celebrate
Emory Crawford Long Hospital commemorates 100 years of caring for Atlanta this year with a huge outdoor celebration and picnic for its employees, physicians and their immediate families on Saturday, May 3. The event is the first of many celebrations going on throughout the year to mark the hospital's rich history in Atlanta.

PLEASE NOTE -- Media Availability:
Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m. (Emory Healthcare leaders will speak at 11:45 a.m.)
Established in 1908, the hospital began as a 26-bed hospital near present-day Turner Field. Today - 100 years later - Emory Crawford Long Hospital is a 511-bed community-based, acute care teaching facility, admitting nearly 23,000 patients in 2007 and employing more than 2700 staff.

Saturday's event will have a little something for everyone including: a picnic, carnival games, a sports arcade, spacewalks, an inflatable slide and obstacle course, a rock wall, face painting, a clown show, a marching band, plus much more. There will even be some sports activities for adults. Emory Healthcare leaders will speak to the crowd at 11:45 a.m.

"This picnic and fun day will be a chance for employees to celebrate a special year together, while looking towards the future and many more years of serving the Atlanta community and beyond," says Dane Peterson, chief operating officer, Emory Crawford Long Hospital. "And it's an opportunity to say thanks to the employees for their years of hard work and dedication, helping the hospital mark this important milestone."

WHAT: Emory Crawford Long Hospital 100 Anniversary Employee Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: Emory Crawford Long Hospital, 550 Peachtree St. (Linden Avenue parking lot -- on the corner of Linden Avenue and Peachtree Street)

MEDIA NOTE: Please call or page Janet Christenbury to arrange for media parking. Office phone: 404-727-8599, Pager: 404-686-5500 ID# 14596 (Please page on the day of the event.)

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