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St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, a not-for-profit healthcare organization committed to improving the health and quality of life for children and families with special needs, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Joining St. Mary's are representatives from Epic Records and Hard Rock international to celebrate their unique partnership in the Hard Rock Rocks Times Square Epic Concert to Benefit St. Mary's Kids.

In honor of the occasion, Jeff Frerichs, President and CEO, St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children will ring the Closing Bell, along with Epic Records' Erik Olesen and Hard Rock International's Daniel Sarroino.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd& Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, October 5, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact:
Patricia H. Hall
(917) 776-7410
patriciahallnyc@mac.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Jen Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:
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Photos:

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About St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children:

St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children is committed to improving the health and quality of life for children and families with special needs.

St. Mary's Healthcare System is one of only a handful of organizations around the country that is dedicated to providing intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.

Following hospitalizations in acute care facilities for complications from premature birth, illness, and injury, or when special services are needed, children and their families come to St. Mary's to receive care, learn to manage their illness or injury, and achieve a better quality of life. As the largest provider of long-term home healthcare for children in New York State and one of the nation's leading providers of pediatric post-acute care, St. Mary's provides a continuum of care, treating 4,000 children each day throughout the metropolitan area through a network of inpatient, home care and community programs and services, setting a standard of excellence in pediatric healthcare.

St. Mary's is a not-for-profit healthcare organization.

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