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July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
Inpatient Discharges: 984
Observation and Outpatient in a Bed Discharges: 72
Total Discharges: 1,056
Average Length of Stay*: 2.0
Average Daily Census*: 5.5
Total Patient Days*: 2,004
*Excludes observation patients
Inpatient Consults: 569
Neurology Clinic Visits: 9,329
Dublin Close To HomeSM Neurology Clinic Visits: 2,335
Ironton Close To HomeSM Neurology Clinic Visits: 92
Mansfield Close To HomeSM Neurology Clinic Visits: 63
Stroke Clinic Visits: 219
Westerville Close To HomeSM Neurology Clinic Visits: 326
Total Clinic Visits: 12,364
Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic Visits: 981
Westerville Close To HomeSM Neuromuscular Disorders
Clinic Visits: 769
Total Clinic Visits: 1,750
Nationwide Children’s Hospital made the Honor Roll List of U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals 2012-13. We are proud to announce the Division of Child Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital ranks 10th in the nation in this year's report.
"The significant improvement in our ranking is a reflection of the unique and innovative programs we offer. Credit goes to every administrative and clinical member of the Division who recognizes, 'When your child needs a hospital, everything matters,'" said Dr. E. Steve Roach, the Division’s Chief.
As a leading national program, our specialists are experts in treating a broad range of pediatric neurological disorders. But we don’t stop there. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is home to renowned expertise in highly specialized areas of pediatric neurology, such as epilepsy, sleep medicine, neuromuscular disorders, stroke, pseudotumor cerebri, headache, neurodevelopmental disabilities and more. This allows us to offer comprehensive, family-centered care. We participate in clinical and basic-science research programs, and our faculty has prominent roles in local, national, and international organizations. For these reasons, The Division of Child Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is recognized as a leader in pediatric neurological disorders.
EEG (Routine, Extended, 1/2 Day, All Day, Overnight Long Term Monitoring, Cortical Grid Monitoring, Electrocorticography, Ambulatory EEG)
Evoked Potentials (Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response, Somatosensory Evoked Response, visual Evoked response)
Intraoperative Evoked Potential Monitoring
Guillain Barre Syndrome
During the 40th annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society, Dr. E. Steve Roach, Chief of the Division of Child Neurology, became the organization’s President. The Child Neurology Society includes physicians from all over the world. The organization’s members deliver clinical services to children with neurological diseases and are engaged in cutting-edge neurosciences research, provide education to future generations of child neurologists, and develop policies that further the cause of Child Neurology. Dr. Roach’s election is a testament to his engagement in all aforementioned aspects of the discipline.
According to the results from a phase II double-blind trial, exon-skipping therapy for six months for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is safe and can increase the amount of dystrophin protein in muscle. Whether longer-term treatment can lead to better mobility will be the major question as patients continue on therapy for an additional six months. Jerry Mendell, MD, Director of the Center for Gene Therapy, is the lead investigator for the current trial. Learn more about the trial.
Nationwide Children’s is the first in the country to provide comprehensive care for children with pseudotumor cerebri, a disorder that causes headaches. If left untreated, pseudotumor cerebri typically causes continued headaches and often leads to permanent visual loss in children. Listen to Neurology Chief E. Steve Roach talk about pseudotumor cerebri on Good Morning America Health.
In 2009, following a comprehensive review, Nationwide Children's Child Neurology Residency Program was awarded 5-year accreditation, the longest certification period possible, by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The ACGME is a private, non-profit council that evaluates and accredits medical residency programs in the United States. The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation.
In recognition of Ms. Bertha Johnson’s commitment to medical education, the Division of Child Neurology at Nationwide Children’s invites a world-renowned medical professional to deliver the annual Johnson Lecture. Past honorees have included Dr. John Bodensteiner (Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix), Dr. A. David Rothner (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland), and Dr. Harry Chugani (Children's Hospital of Michigan).
Dr. Robert Rust
The University of Virginia
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Dr. Laura Ment
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Yale University School of Medicine
A special thank you to Dr. Ment who delivered this year's Johnson Lecture on Thursday, October 6, 2011.
Debbie Terry RN, MSN, CNP has been selected as the first ever recipient of the Award for Innovative Clinical Practice in Child Neurology Nursing from the Association of Child Neurology Nurses. Ms. Terry is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Child Neurology. The award’s selection committee commended Ms. Terry for developing an innovative approach to the care of children with non-epileptic seizure-like events. In addition to her work at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ms. Terry is Clinical Instructor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Her clinical and research interests are in the area pediatric epilepsy with a focus on parent and family education.
Over 100 nurses and other health care providers attended a one day regional conference for the Association of Child Neurology Nurses at Nationwide Children's Hospital on March 2, 2012. Joan Austin, RN, PhD was the keynote speaker. Dr. Austin is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing at Indiana University. She has received numerous grants to fund her extensive research on mental health and academic achievement problems in children with epilepsy. Dr. Austin has also been actively involved in health policy development at the national level. Other speakers included nurses and physicians from within the Division of Neurology at Nationwide Children's Hospital.