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Nurses at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Celebrate National Nurses Week in Olympic Style


WHAT: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is holding its annual "Nurse Olympics," with teams of nurses from different areas of the hospital competing in fun and unusual games. The event is held annually as an opportunity for the nursing staff to spend time together in a fun atmosphere.

The theme of this year's Nurse Olympics is "Around the World," and games include a relay race, a mummy wrap and hot pepper-eating contest.

WHY: Children's "Nurse Olympics" is one of several events the hospital has scheduled in celebration of National Nurses Week, held annually from May 6-12 and sponsored by the American Nurses Association. Children's employs more than 900 nurses who are among the most highly educated and trained pediatric nurses in the nation.

National Nurses Week ends May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightengale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2005, 7 - 10 p.m.

WHERE: Sports Rock Café, Upstairs, 1400 Smallman St., Strip District

Editor's Note: After normal business hours, media interested in covering this event and photo opportunity should contact Children's at 412-692-5325 and ask to have the media relations staff member paged.

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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Last Update
June 17, 2008