More Room for Fun: Burlington Mall Announces New Play Area from Winchester Hospital and Children's
Grand opening held on Friday, November 21
November 20, 2008
Burlington, Mass. -- The Burlington Mall in Burlington, Mass. is partnering with Winchester Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston to give children more room to play. On Friday, November 21, the mall teamed teaming up with North Shore Music Theatre and Radio Disney to celebrate the opening of the Winchester Hospital & Children's Hospital Boston Play Area located on the mall's upper level near the food court.
Representatives from Winchester Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston were be joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony by Burlington town officials. Festivities will include special performances of "High School Musical" by North Shore Music Theatre's Academy Performance Ensemble, music by Radio Disney, entertainment by magician John Casey, face painting, free refreshments from Chick-Fil-A, prizes and giveaways. The play area features a playhouse, climbing structures, toys and diaper changing station.
|The grand opening of the Winchester Hospital & Children's Hospital Boston Play Area on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Burlington Mall included a ribbon-cutting ceremony. From left to right: Mark Marcantano, vice president of ambulatory and network services for Children's Hospital Boston; Dale Lodge, president and CEO of Winchester Hospital; Dr. Karen McAlmon, medical director of Winchester Hospital's Level IIB Special Care Nursery; and Dr. Michael Witt, director of pediatrics at Winchester Hospital.|
Through a long-standing partnership, Winchester Hospital's pediatric patients receive care onsite from Children's Hospital Boston physicians. From pediatric emergency room doctors to neonatologists, Winchester Hospital's youngest patients and their parents are assured access to some of the same specialists and expert care offered in Boston.
"Winchester Hospital is committed to bringing world-class healthcare to our region," said Dr. Karen McAlmon, Medical Director of Winchester Hospital's Level IIB Special Care Nursery. "We look forward to seeing area families have fun together at our grand opening event, and each time they visit the play area at the Burlington Mall."
Mark Marcantano, Vice President, Ambulatory and Network Services for Children's added, "While Children's is best known for providing exceptional pediatric care, we also appreciate the importance of creating opportunities for children and their families to have fun together. We value our ongoing relationship with Winchester as it helps us to provide care for children beyond the Boston area, especially to critically ill newborns and children needing emergency treatment."
"We often see moms and dads bringing along their children when they shop, and this new play area will allow the kids and parents to take a break and get some energy out," said Linnea Gerrior-Kelliher, Director of Mall Marketing for the Burlington Mall.
The Winchester Hospital & Children's Hospital Boston Play Area is open during regular mall hours and will have special events throughout the year. Since the play area is not supervised, it is intended to be a place where families can enjoy activities and respite, rather than serving as a drop-off area.
For more information, please call the Burlington Mall at (781) 272-8668 or visit www.simon.com.
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Winchester Hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association's highest honor for nursing excellence. As the northwest suburban Boston area's leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in orthopedics, surgery, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Children's Hospital Boston, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.
Children's Hospital Boston is one of the nation's premier pediatric medical centers. Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, today it is a 397-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. Children's is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, the largest provider of health care to the children of Massachusetts, and home to the world's leading pediatric research enterprise. Children's also supports 12 network locations in Eastern Massachusetts, including ambulatory care centers in Waltham, Lexington, Peabody and Jamaica Plain, and pediatric service relationships with Beverly Hospital, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Boston), Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton), Caritas Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center (Methuen), Caritas Norwood Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center (Framingham), South Shore Hospital (Weymouth), and Winchester Hospital. For more information about Children's, visit: www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.
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