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August 19, 2011

CORRECTION: Admission charge is $2.

SIU HealthCare Presents the 2011 Baby Day with ABC NewsChannel 20

New and expecting parents and child-care providers are invited to the “2011 Baby Day,” sponsored by SIU HealthCare and ABC NewsChannel 20.  The event will be held from noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield.  Nearly 3,000 parents, grandparents, toddlers and babies attended last year’s event. Admission is $2.

Among the numerous exhibitors who will provide information and answer questions about parenthood, SIU HealthCare physicians and medical staff will provide information on topics such as maternal-fetal medicine and pediatric urology.  SIU will conduct free 3D ultrasounds and give attendees CD copies to take home.  SIU HealthCare will also provide information on pregnancy, postpartum health, infant safety and the SIU Centering Pregnancy Program.  SIU’s ThinkFirst program will provide demonstrations for child-passenger safety seats.  SIU HealthCare also will provide experts to speak about testing children for school and smoking cessation.

ABC NewsChannel 20’s anchor and reporter, Liz Foster, will meet and greet attendees.  A raffle will benefit the March of Dimes.

SIU HealthCare has more than 250 teaching physicians providing new treatments and technologies that have transformed the practice of medicine.  Using facilities in each of the hospitals and many clinics in our community, our physicians dedicate themselves to the science of health care and educating a new generation.  Our physicians care deeply about your health and the health of your friends and family in years to come. .

NewsChannel 20 is an ABC affiliate located in Springfield, Illinois.  It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, based in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

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