Letter from Our Medical Editor
Pediatric Directions Subscribers:
Just as our pediatric patients continue to grow and change … we do, too!
With this issue of Pediatric Directions, we introduce a new look and feel, which is reflected in the growth of our hospital. Delivering a positive patient experience goes beyond facility design. Our new theme line, “When your child needs a hospital, everything matters,” is central and articulates the care and the attention to detail that goes into the work that every physician does each and every day.
You’ll find this theme reflected throughout the articles in Pediatric Directions. In this issue our physicians are sharing the details that are making a difference regarding:
Bloodless Heart Transplant Surgery
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Beyond our feature articles, we have updates regarding research, our medical staff and our facility expansion. In June, 2012, the new main hospital will open followed shortly thereafter by a third research building. This will complete the hospital’s current campus expansion plan and the addition of 2.4 million square-feet of clinical, research and infrastructure space to Nationwide Children’s existing 2 million square-foot downtown footprint. Once the new hospital is open, and renovations have been made to the existing hospital, Nationwide Children’s will be the second largest pediatric hospital and research center in America.
To stay updated on our facility growth. If you have comments, or would like to change your subscriber’s information, contact Carolyn.Figi@NationwideChildrens.org. Your comments and recommendations are always appreciated.
Gary L. Rogers, MD
Chief, Department of Ophthalmology