Academic Annual Report :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

2013 - 2014 Academic Annual Report

Redefining Pediatric Health Care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is challenging traditional thinking of what a hospital should be, with a patient-centered strategic plan that inspires and motivates us to improve all aspects of a child’s health and well-being, within the hospital and throughout the community.

Our commitment and responsibility to best outcomes encompasses core pediatric issues like preterm birth, as well as broader goals such as enhancing health care access, safety, education and family satisfaction.

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 2013-2014 Academic Annual Report.

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

As a leading pediatric academic medical center, Nationwide Children’s is an agile environment for renowned medical and scientific faculty, a top-ranked research institute based on NIH funding, and a destination for families from around the world seeking advanced care for complex conditions.

While Nationwide Children’s is all those things, we need to be more. A child’s health does not begin and end within the walls of the hospital. Social determinants – including safe neighborhoods, quality housing, non-violence, first-rate education systems, or the lack of these opportunities – must be considered in order to provide the best outcomes for a child’s health and well-being.

In this year’s Annual Report, you will be introduced to our definition of best outcomes for child health, demonstrated by outstanding clinical care and research prowess, strong collaborations, effective advocacy and fervent commitment.

Our Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families program is just one example of how we are redefining an academic medical center’s role to protect and improve child health. This program focuses not only on the health of our community’s children, but also on how Nationwide Children’s can help build safer neighborhoods and schools, combat domestic violence, improve housing and enhance workforce opportunities – all factors that can positively impact child health.

We continue to innovate with new faculty and clinical programs. Our new Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, led by Marc Levitt, MD, and Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, is a testament to collaborative care, setting the standard of treatment for these patients.

Our long-standing academic partnership with The Ohio State University is a vital alliance, bringing together our institutions to train the next generation of pediatric clinicians and scientists. It also expands shared opportunities for significant research, such as the nation’s second March of Dimes Research Collaborative, of which Nationwide Children’s and Ohio State are key members.

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.

(re)defining pediatric health care

(re)defining pediatric health care

The issue of preterm birth shows how Nationwide Children’s is redefining pediatric health care. In contrast to the traditional hospital, our responsibility is to contribute to all aspects of a child’s health and well-being within the hospital and throughout the community.

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