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Sacred Heart Press Release


Nick Clooney, Journalist, Author, Activist & TV Personality, to speak at Best Western in Bethlehem

October 10, 2011
Abby Barlok
Publications Specialist


ALLENTOWN, PA – Nick Clooney, Journalist, Author, Activist & TV Personality, will be speaking at 11:00 a.m. on October 12, as part of the Celebrity Luncheon Series at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center in Bethlehem. The luncheon benefits pediatric services provided by Sacred Heart Hospital's Visiting Nurses and Hospice Program.

Who: Nick Clooney, Journalist, Author, Activist, & TV Personality

What: Nick will be a guest speaker as part of Sacred Heart Hospital’s Celebrity Luncheons Series. 

Where: Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, Bethlehem, PA

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10:30 a.m.: Doors open

11:00 a.m.: Speaker presentation

12:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 p.m.: Speaker addresses questions from audience

* Nick Clooney will not be signing autographs at this event.  

Why: The Celebrity Luncheons series provides financial support for pediatric services of Sacred Heart Visiting Nurses and Hospice by providing four Celebrity Luncheons a year.  Such speakers include writers, actors, filmmakers, correspondents, etc. 

Nick Clooney's varied career in journalism reflects his many passions.  He has worked as a reporter, anchor, managing editor, and news director.  His columns and op-ed pieces have appeared in publications across the country, including the Los Angeles Times and the Salt Lake Tribune.  The Washington Review of Journalism named him one of the 'best in the business of television news.' He holds an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Northern Kentucky University, the President’s Medal from Thomas More College, the Kentucky Broadcaster’s Association Distinguished Kentuckian Award, a regional EMMY, and three national EMMY award nominations.

Journalist. Author.  TV personality.  Activist.  He is all of these things, but you can also call him a speaker, a master of ceremonies, moderator, and panelist, given that he has appeared at over 3,000 events and has delivered the commencement address at more than 30 high schools, colleges and universities.

About Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital is a 233-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, Pa. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from acute rehabilitation to bariatric services to adult psychiatric services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Sacred Heart Hospital earned Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission as well as the Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.

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