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Cleveland Clinic Performs Nation's First Near-Total Face Transplant

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 General News J E 4
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Patient Privacy:

For the protection of patient privacy, the patient and family wish toremain anonymous; they will not attend the news conference and will not beavailable for interviews.

Satellite Truck Information

Please pull up to the InterContinental Hotel and a member of the ClevelandClinic Media Relations staff will direct you. -- 500 ft. cable run

For more information, contact Cleveland Clinic Public and Media Relationsat 216-444-0141.

Directions from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Hotel:

Take I-71 North for nine miles. I-71 North becomes I-90 East. Continue onI-90 East for 2.5 miles. Take the Chester Avenue (US-322) exit, 173B. Go eastfor three miles and turn right on East 105th Street. Turn right onto CarnegieAvenue. Turn right onto 100th Street.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital carewith research and education. U.S. News & World Report consistently namesCleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual"America's Best Hospitals" survey. Approximately 1,800 full-time salariedphysicians and researchers at Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Floridarepresent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2007, therewere 3.5 million outpatient visits to Cleveland Clinic and 50,455 hospitaladmissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80countries. Cleveland Clinic's Web site address is www.clevelandclinic.org.Contact: Cleveland Clinic Media Relations, 216/444-0141Team of Eight Surgeons Replaced 80 Percent of a Trauma Patient's Face News Conference Scheduled for December 17th Who: Cleveland Clinic team of highly specialized surgeons will share details of surgery and be available for questions. When: Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 1:00 p.m. (EST) Where: InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center at Cleveland Clinic 9801 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195 USA Phone: 216-707-4100

SOURCE Cleveland Clinic
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