Academic Annual Report :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

2012 - 2013 Academic Annual Report

Leading the Journey to Best Outcomes

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is investing in the future with a new strategic plan – Our Journey to Best Outcomes.

What continues to drive us is our commitment to doing what’s right and what’s best for every child in our care.

As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospitals and research institutes in the United States, we are home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine as our faculty trains the next generation of pediatricians, pediatric specialists and scientists.

We invite you to experience how we are delivering best outcomes for patients and families, highlighted in our 2012-2013 Academic Annual Report.

Photo of Steve Allen, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital

A Message from Steve Allen, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

2013 was replete with new milestones for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

We are now fully utilizing the 2.3 million square feet comprising our campus, completing the largest pediatric expansion in US history. We also embarked on our Journey to Best Outcomes, a new strategic plan that focuses on comprehensive integration of our preeminent research and clinical programs. A cornerstone of our success will be our continued investment in best people and best practices. In this report, you will be introduced to exceptional new faculty at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and discover how we are changing the course of pediatric care, by applying creative yet practical thinking and reimagining how we heal pediatric patients.

Under the leadership of our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Richard Brilli, we have become a national leader in reducing preventable harm. His work developing a replicable preventable harm index as well as the initial results from our quality and safety programs have been highlighted in the Journal of Pediatrics. Our quality and safety measures have changed the way preventable harm is viewed throughout the nation.

Our long-standing academic partnership with The Ohio State University is a distinguishing strength. Each year, we join forces to train the next generation of clinicians and scientists dedicated to improving child health. This year, we began a leadership transition, honoring our long-time Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Michael Brady, to welcoming Dr. J. Philip Saul from the Medical University of South Carolina as our new Department of Pediatrics Chair.

Thank you for taking time to learn more about how Nationwide Children’s Hospital is delivering best outcomes for patients and families, and expanding beyond the traditional concepts of a pediatric healthcare system.

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