Riverview Kids Rock Returns!

Contact:Noah Carpenter, Public Relations Specialist
Phone:(732) 497-1744
Email:ncarpenter@meridianhealth.com

Riverview Kids Rock Returns!

A Fun and Interactive Health Fair for Kids of All Ages

It's time for Riverview Medical Center's annual Riverview Kids Rock health and activities fair!

Join us Saturday, April 5, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. at Riverview Medical Center for an afternoon of fun for kids and parents alike featuring educational and health-conscious activities!

Kids of all ages can try their hand at surgery (gummy bear surgery that is) with the da Vinci surgical robot, learn the importance of hand washing with funky glow-in-the-dark germs, meet Picatso, the newest member of Meridian Pediatric Network's Pawsitive Action Team. Back by popular demand, the event will also include a live performance by Miss Melissa's Aardvarks!

The latest addition to Meridian Health's Pawsitive Action Team will be making his first appearance at Riverview Kids Rock. Picatso, an intellectual cat who wears glasses and loves to read, write, and draw, will walk the "catwalk" as he meets the community for the first time. He is known to "high-four" all of his new friends and teach kids to see the best in themselves and others.

Melissa Chill is a singer-songwriter who has been teaching children's music in Monmouth County for almost 15 years. Her "Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals" compilation has been featured on "Jack's Big Music Show" on Nickelodeon Noggin Network.

This free event is presented by the Pediatric Care Center at Riverview Medical Center, affiliated with K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, and part of the Meridian Pediatric Network.

To register and for more information call 1-800-560-9990.


About Riverview Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 463-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, neurology, thoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, renal dialysis, diabetes management, and emergency and critical care services. Riverview's Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview's Jane H. Booker Women and Children's Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County's only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnifeR system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.