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PSV Partners with Tell Me Town Foundation to Promote Children's Health

June 20, 2016 | By Patricia Harger

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PEDIATRIC SPECIALISTS OF VIRGINIA

Contact:  Patricia Harger, Director of Marketing (703) 848-6650, pharger@psvcare.org
                 Justin Jones, Communications Coordinator  (845) 642-5517, jrjones@psvcare.org

TELL ME TOWN FOUNDATION

Contact:  Cindy Chambers, Founder/President (703) 582-1614 cindychambers@tellmetown.org
                                    

PRESS RELEASE

Release Date:  June 20, 2016

New Partnership Promoting Children’s Health

Fairfax, VA – Tell Me Town Foundation (TMT), led by Cindy Chambers, president, is nationally recognized and dedicated to finding innovative ways to provide comfort and education to children and their families on health, safety and medical issues.  

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) is a not-for-profit, medical group that is, likewise, dedicated to caring for the needs of children in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas.  Created by Children’s National Health System and Inova in 2013, PSV’s mission is to provide superb pediatric specialty care through clinical excellence, innovation, education, research and family-centered care.

Cindy Chambers, award winning author, and the Tell Me Town Foundation have been nationally recognized for “Excellence in Explaining Health Issues”.  With 12 published books, and more on the way, Tell Me Town continues to translate complex information into easy to understand and endearing analogies and stories.  In these stories, doctors and other experts become loveable cartoon characters, teaching important subjects on health and safety.   Jim Huber illustrates each endearing story with creativity and talent.  The books address such topics as Type I Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, having special needs,  going to the emergency room, going to the dentist, and fire safety, to name but a few.  Beamer, Tell Me Town’s beloved therapy dog, is one of the most well-known characters from Tell Me Town Books and is the star of the award winning “The Beamer Book Series.”

Now the Tell Me Town Foundation and Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) have entered into an agreement to work together to expand the range and type of patient education materials available on children’s health issues.  Beamer will partner with Pounce, his new friend the PSV lion cub mascot, to introduce children to PSV physicians and clinical specialists serving as expert resources for Tell Me Town books, pamphlets and online educational materials.  They will join other characters in these engaging stories that increase understanding and help reduce anxiety about many health problems and treatments.

PSV specialists are currently collaborating with TMT on five education projects including:  Type I diabetes, Type II diabetes, traumatic brain injury, anesthesia (preparing for surgery), and healthy living for children, with more on the way.

“We are thrilled to be moving forward with the Tell Me Town-Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (TMT-PSV) partnership!” says PSV’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Patty Seo-Mayer.  “As pediatric specialty providers, we are teachers to our patients and families, to primary care physicians and to each other.  We need innovative tools to help reinforce complex information in meaningful ways.  The talent represented by Cindy Chambers and Jim Huber in this endeavor is a great complement to PSV’s specialty medical knowledge. Together we will continue to help children and families understand and cope with their conditions.”

PSV’s CEO Leon Moores agrees:  “This is a terrific collaboration which will help thousands of kids and parents deal with the stress and unknowns of numerous important health matters.”

Cindy Chambers voiced her enthusiasm for this new partnership by stating, “Tell Me Town is honored to be working with PSV.  You may see your favorite PSV doctor as a cartoon character very soon, as Beamer and Pounce explore new healthcare topics together, bringing comfort and education to children.”

For more information about Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and Tell Me Town and their new partnership, visit their websites:  www.psvcare.org and www.tellmetown.com.  Both the TMT Foundation and Pediatric Specialists of Virginia are charitable organizations under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) and accept tax exempt contributions to further the work they are doing to benefit children.

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About Tell Me Town Foundation:  The Tell Me Town Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity. Through The Beamer Book Series and Tell Me Town Books, author Cindy Chambers writes stories about health, medical and safety-related subjects with experts who become cartoon characters as they teach this important information in a way that is easy for children to understand. The stories are illustrated by talented artist, Jim Huber.  Tell Me Town is a delightful place where the characters live and the stories take place.  With over 47,000 fans on Facebook and recognition growing throughout the United States and other countries, Tell Me Town is well positioned to bring comfort and education to children and their families for many years to come.

About Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV):  Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) was collaboratively created by Children’s National Health System and Inova in 2013 as a pediatric specialty group that is dedicated to caring for the needs of children in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas.  Its mission is to provide superb pediatric specialty care through clinical excellence, innovation, education, research and family centered care.  As a medical group practice with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, our specialists care for children during hospital stays at Children’s National Medical Center and Inova Children’s Hospital and throughout their childhood on an ongoing, outpatient basis.  Many are recognized as “Top Docs” by The Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine, and have appeared in U.S. News & World Report as leading experts in their fields.  For more information about PSV, please visit www.psvcare.org