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St. Joseph Medical Center launches a drive to reconnect with Generations of Babies Born at St. Joseph

To Prepare for its 125th Anniversary Celebration St. Joseph Medical Center launches a drive to reconnect with Generations of Babies Born at St. Joseph

Enter to win weekly drawings for prizes at the St. Joseph Medical Center ICE at Discovery Green

HOUSTON – December 2011 – St. Joseph Medical Center, “Houston’s First,” will commemorate its 125th anniversary in 2012 and to celebrate, Houston’s first hospital wants to reconnect with generations of babies born at its facility.

The hospital is getting a jump on the anniversary celebration by soliciting sign ups and offering weekly drawings for raffle prizes during the St. Joseph Medical Center ICE at Discovery Green presented by Houston Chronicle and Momentum Luxury Auto Group.

There are several easy ways to join the celebration:

· On-site. Visit The ICE at Discovery Green on Wednesday evenings and look for staff stationed with laptops to assist with online registration.
· Online. Visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/born-at-st-joseph/ and sign up.

Registration is open to any person who was born at St. Joseph Medical Center including parents or children of registrants. On-site and online entries will be entered into a weekly raffle on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Discovery Green. Prizes include $100 gift cards, with the grand prize being a night at the Embassy Suites-Houston Hotel. You do not have to be present at the raffle drawings to be eligible to win.

The St. Joseph Medical Center ICE at Discovery Green will be open daily November 24 through January 22. Admission is $10 plus tax, which includes a skate rental. Visit www.discoverygreen.com
for information.

Fun Facts about St. Joseph Medical Center 125th Anniversary Celebration:
· More than 300,000 babies were born at the hospital over 125 years.

· The first baby born at the hospital was Josephine Kelley.
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St. Joseph Medical Center
As Houston’s first and only downtown acute care hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to the ever-expanding community for 125 years. The Trauma Center, Center for Behavioral Health, dedicated Women’s Medical Center and the full-service hospital are supported by the specialty inpatient and outpatient services that you’d expect from Houston’s first teaching hospital.

The mission matches the expectations of those who choose St. Joseph for their care — to deliver compassionate healthcare to the communities we serve. With 792 beds, St. Joseph physicians and staff are ready to care for you at any hour. For more information, click on www.sjmctx.com or call 713.757.1000.

Discovery Green
Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. Since the park opened in April 2008, it has welcomed more than 3 million visitors and hosted more than 800 public and private events.

The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present three dynamic programming seasons each year most of which are FREE and open to the public. As a non-profit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy. Help to ensure that Discovery Green remains an accessible and incomparable public gathering space by becoming a member of the Green Team.

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