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Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to Honor Point Pleasant, WV Tissue and Cornea Donor; Portrait Will Adorn Donate Life Float in 2014 Rose Parade

WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Pleasant Valley Hospital

WHAT: A floragraph decorating event. CORE is sponsoring a memorial floragraph portrait that will appear on Donate Life’s float during the 2014 Rose Parade. The family of Kevin Ellis Boyles, a 22-year old tissue and cornea donor from Point Pleasant, WV, will create a likeness of his face out of flowers. The resulting floragraph will adorn the float to commemorate Boyles’ life-saving gifts.

WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Pleasant Valley Hospital (2520 Valley Drive, Point Pleasant, WV 25550)

DETAILS: The ceremony will include remarks from CORE, Pleasant Valley Hospital and Kevin’s family.

PHOTOS & INTERVIEWS: Susan Stuart, president and CEO of CORE; Larry Unroe, CEO of Pleasant Valley Hospital; Annette Boyles, mother of Kevin Boyles. Kevin Boyles’ floragraph will also be on display.

EDITORS/REPORTERS: To RSVP your attendance, please contact Elizabeth Bacheson at 412-642-7700 or elizabeth.bacheson@elias-savion.com or Tracy Call at 304.675.4340, ext. 1492 or tcall@pvalley.org.

About CORE
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States. CORE works closely with donor families and designated health care professionals to coordinate the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation. CORE also facilitates the computerized matching of donated organs and placement of corneas. With headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Charleston, West Virginia, CORE oversees a region that encompasses 155 hospitals and almost six million people throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, NY. For more information, visit www.core.org or call 1-800-DONORS-7.

About Pleasant Valley Hospital
Recently recognized by The Joint Commission as the Top Performing Hospital for the community they serve, Pleasant Valley Hospital provides care for those living in Mason and Jackson Counties in West Virginia and Gallia and Meigs Counties in Ohio. Established in 1959, Pleasant Valley Hospital is a not-for-profit healthcare system that provides community-oriented healthcare. This 201-bed facility offers a full spectrum of and includes a 101-bed acute care facility, a 100-bed nursing & rehabilitation center, three medical equipment sites and a (open to the public). Pleasant Valley Hospital has over 40 practicing physicians and provides general services to the community including OB-GYN, radiology, emergency medicine, inpatient and outpatient surgery, neurology, sleep studies, urology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, oncology/hematology, otolaryngology, home health, hospice, and a full-range of rehabilitation services. Radiology services include CT with virtual colonoscopy and 64-Slice CT cardiac, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and mammography. PVH also operates fifteen medical clinics.

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