(From the April 2016 Issue of MedStat)
Nationwide Children's Emeritus member John Shultz, MD, passed away March 20 at the age of 82. He was born and raised in Urbana, Ohio, and received both his BA and MD degrees from The Ohio State University. He interned at Philadelphia General Hospital and spent two years in the United States Navy. Then, he completed his residency at Riverside Hospital and Nationwide Children's Hospital where he was elected chief resident and joined the medical staff. In pediatric private practice for 32 years, Dr. Shultz also served many leadership positions at Nationwide Children’s including medical staff president and acting medical director. He also served in several capacities with the Poison Control Center, ending as president of The Ohio Association of Poison Control Centers. Memberships included the Central Ohio Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, he published articles in various medical journals and was a clinical professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. After retiring from private practice, Dr. Shultz worked to make Nationwide Children's Hospital one of the best and safest hospitals in the nation. He served as chair of the first Quality Assurance Committee until assuming the position of medical coordinator for Quality Improvement Services. In 2000, he was honored with the Career Contribution Award for his lifetime commitment and service to both the hospital and the Columbus community.