Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release                                                       August 18, 2009
Vice President Biden to Travel to Chicago, Illinois
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, August 20, Vice President Biden will travel to Chicago, IL, where he will lead a roundtable discussion with health care professionals on health insurance reform.
In Chicago, Vice President Biden will be joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at Health and Human Services, to discuss our nation’s health care system with doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The Vice President will emphasize the importance of health insurance reform, including health information technology infrastructure and preventative care.
This event will be open press. Additional media details are below.
Media Details:
Vice President Biden to travel to Chicago, Illinois
Event Speakers: Vice President Biden
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS
Date: August 20, 2009
Location: Sinai Community Institute
Sydney Port Educational Center
2653 West Ogden Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Press Entrance: Main entrance
Sat Truck Parking: Washtenaw Avenue, directed on site
General Parking: Main hospital garage, directed on site
Camera preset: 6:30-7:30 AM CDT
Restricted access: 7:30-9:15 AM CDT
Press arrival: 9:15 AM CDT
Final press access: 10:00 AM CDT
Event begins: 10:45 AM CDT
Cable Run: 500 feet
Throw: 25 feet
RSVP: This event is OPEN PRESS. Media must RSVP with the NAME, POSITION (Reporter, TV Camera, Photog, etc.) MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE AND EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to by Wednesday, August 19, at 4:00 PM CDT. At the event, you will be required to wear your outlet’s media credential at all times, either around the neck or pinned to clothing.
Ground Contact: For press logistics questions, please call Catherine Welker at 202-757-7561

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