Stony Brook Children's Health & Safety Expo Focuses On Health Issues For Long Island's Next Generation

 

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    Event slated for May 21 at Country Fair Entertainment Park in Medford, N.Y.

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 9, 2011 – The health and safety of Long Island’s youngest generation will be the focus of the 6th annual Kids Health & Safety Expo of Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital.

    The expo will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Country Fair Entertainment Park in Medford. This free event is an opportunity for Long Island children, their parents and other caregivers to learn in a fun-filled atmosphere about how to stay safe during the summer and throughout the year.

    Each year, the expo draws families from across Long Island who want to learn more about children’s health and safety issues. This year’s event features health screenings, free identification kits for children, child safety seat information, health education exhibits.

    The expo is organized by the Community Relations Department at Stony Brook University Medical Center and is being held this year for the first time under the auspices of Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital in conjunction with Safe Kids Suffolk County. The new children’s hospital was launched in June 2010.
     
    The expo moved to a new location this year to offer easier access and greater convenience for more Long Island families in a more centralized location, as well as new entertainment options for children and their families at the park.

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    ABOUT STONY BROOK LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL:
    Established in June 2010, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100 pediatric beds and has more than 100 full time pediatric physicians and surgeons and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members in 30 different specialties. The hospital is the Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center for our area and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is home to the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program,  Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.