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2011: CDH Celebrates New Expansion with "Project Move" on Sunday, July 17
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CDH Celebrates New Expansion with "Project Move" on Sunday, July 17

Patients, Families and Visitors Welcome to Tour All Private Room Patient Pavilion Free Activities for the Entire Community

WINFIELD, Ill., July 11, 2011 – Although the 202 new private rooms at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) won’t officially host their first patients until early August, the entire community can get a sneak peek at the new expansion during CDH’s free “Project Move” event and open house on Sunday, July 17.

Kicking off the day with the CDH Winfield Run at 8 a.m., CDH will offer tours of the new facility, as well as a variety of free fitness activities and art projects from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its main campus at 25 North Winfield Road. To mark the occasion, 1985 Chicago Champions Dan Hampton, Gary Fencik and Otis Wilson will be on hand to celebrate with the community and sign autographs.

Children of all ages can appreciate an outdoor exhibit of more than 100 “sneakers” made of removable biodegradable material. The sneakers were designed by CDH pediatric patients, under the direction of CDH Child Life Specialists Dora Castro-Ahillen and Trina Krischon. Others were created by art students of David Exner and Megan Dulkinys from neighboring Community High School in West Chicago. Replica sneakers also will be displayed in the windows of the new expansion.

While attending the event, guests will be invited to decorate 1,000 pairs of real sneakers CDH purchased to donate to Medical Mission Outreach, a medical equipment and supply recovery and distribution program. These pieces of practical artwork will go to children in areas where medical personnel are volunteering to work with underserved patients throughout the world.

Other activities:

See the new expansion facility, featuring 202 private patient rooms.

Music provided by K-Hits 104.3 FM

  • Fun for all ages:
    Encouraging healthy movement – free exercise classes running all day
    Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Senior Movement and Kids
  • Fun for kids:  
    CDH Neurosciences Institute sponsoring a life sized “walk thru” Brain
    CDH Cardiovascular Services sponsoring a life sized “walk thru” Heart
    CDH Orthopaedics sponsoring a bone game
    Other fun activities
  • For the sports fan:
    Appearance by 1985 Champions Dan Hampton, Gary Fencik and Otis Wilson (Guests may have one item signed.)
  • For the art lover:
    Local artists will have works on display
    Guests will have the opportunity to design a tile for a nature theme moving display
    Decorating sneakers to be donated

Christopher King
630-776-5373 (cell)