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Title
CAP NOW COVERING CHILDREN’S OF ALABAMA DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
Date
06/12/2012
Description

BIRMINGHAM (Nov. 4, 2011) – Guests and employees on the Children’s of Alabama main campus now have access to motorist services provided by the City Action Partnership (CAP), Children’s announced today.
 
Services CAP will provide include:

• Repairing flat tires

• Opening doors on locked vehicles
• Charging dead batteries
• Assisting with way finding and providing directions
• Providing fuel to vehicles  that are out of gasoline
• Providing security escorts
 
“Our relationship with CAP is an important part of our security plan, and we are thrilled to welcome them to our campus,” said Dennis Blass, Children’s Security Director. “With more than 600,000 outpatient visits to our hospital each year, we have a lot of need and CAP’s ability to respond to motorists’ needs helps us keep our staff free to respond more effectively to security requests within the hospital.”
 
Children’s visitors and staff can now request CAP services by calling Children’s Security at 205-939-9682. The hospital security department will contact CAP and direct them to the individual in need. CAP services are available daily between 7 a.m. until Midnight. 

Since 1995, CAP has worked in partnership with government, businesses, residents and particularly the Birmingham Police Department to improve safety and perception of safety to those who work, live or visit the heart of the city. During that time, crime has dropped 67 percent, making the downtown comparable to the safest cities in the metro area. The CAP officers dressed in red shirts and black pants are familiar sights as they ride their bikes or patrol in vehicles with rotating green lights, adding an element of security and friendliness to downtown and Southside Birmingham. Services are free of charge.

Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and is one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the nation. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions – pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology—are ranked in the Top 50 Children’s Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. For more information, visit www.childrensal.org.

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Contact: Rachel Olis, 205.332.7571 or rachel.olis@childrensal.org