(From the August 2016 Issue of MedStat)
In late June, Nationwide Children’s lost a great champion for the community and the hospital. The impact of John Wolfe’s generosity, compassion and intellect will be felt throughout Columbus for generations to come. In every action, he put the needs of the community first and tirelessly fostered collaborations that have shaped Columbus as the vibrant city it is today. Our hearts go out to Ann Wolfe and the entire Wolfe Family.
Nationwide Children’s and Dayton Children’s have joined forces to enhance the services provided to patients and families in the Dayton area. Now in both locations, patients will receive seamless, quality services for urologic conditions. For Dayton patients, this relationship means many new benefits, including access to an internationally renowned team of specialists, led by V. Rama Jayanthi, MD, chief of urology at Nationwide Children’s. The combined expertise enhances the service that we provide our patients and families, and achieves the best outcomes for all children. Read the news release.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce its “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26 miles on this year’s course. The other two miles along the Marathon route will be deemed the “Encore Mile” and “Angel Mile,” and many miles will be sponsored by a corporate or community organization. After reviewing dozens of submissions of personal stories submitted through social networking sites and the hospital’s website, Patient Champions, who are current or former patients of Nationwide Children’s, were selected by a committee of hospital staff based on various criteria, including diversity of diagnosis, age and enthusiasm to cheer on race participants at their mile. The Encore Mile will feature Patient Champions who were honored along the race route the previous four years. The Angel Mile is dedicated to the angels of Nationwide Children’s who have already run their race. The Angel Mile will be lined with banners and represented by families celebrating the lives of their children while cheering on participants.
Free in-person training is available for eligible health care providers who want to insert Nexplanon. Training will be held on Monday, August 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Easton in Columbus. Sign up at: http://www.nexplanon-usa.com/en/hcp/services-and-support/request-training/request-form/index.asp.
Lionel Racing, the official Die-cast of NASCAR and agency of the Racing Collectables Club of America, raised more than $26,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital during its annual RCCA member’s event. Nationwide partnered with Lionel Racing to provide RCCA members an opportunity to purchase a limited amount of tickets to participate in a meet and greet with NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Proceeds from the purchase of tickets and auctions all benefited Nationwide Children’s. As part of the day, Lionel Racing also announced their donation of 430 Lionel Trains and cars valued at more than $20,000 to the hospital’s Family and Volunteer Services for distribution to patient families. Read the news release.