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(From the September 2018 Issue of MedStat)

Orthopedics Now Offering Appointments within 24 Hours

The Department of Orthopedics is now offering appointments within 24 hours for fractures and other orthopedic injuries. To schedule an appointment, call (614) 722-5175. Schedulers are available on business days from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Clinic location will vary depending on availability.

CAP4Kids Food Resources Card for Families in Need

The Children’s Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids) has created a food resource card for when your patient families need assistance. The card lists emergency food, long-term help and nutrition, and food planning information.  In addition, CAP4Kids can support you and your patients with the resources they need most. Find local resources at

Laboratory Services added to Physician Direct Connect

Physician Direct Connect (PDC, formerly PCTC) offers a 24-hour physician/provider consult-transfer center, managed by experienced RNs who can assist in caring for your patients by being a single point of contact for numerous requests. Providers can speak directly with a Nationwide Children’s physician within minutes of their call.

PDC can assist with:

  • Transfer and transport requests
  • Referrals from local and regional physicians
  • ED referrals
  • Direct admissions
  • Physician-to-physician consultation requests
  • Newly added – Direct communication with a pathologist/PhD about complex laboratory or pathology cases

Call Physician Direct Connect at (614) 355-0221.

Medical Leadership Program 2019 Accepting Interested Participants

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its medical staff are pleased to begin accepting applicants for the Medical Leadership Program (MLP) starting January 2019. MLP is an effective overview of basic leadership/management skills taught by Nationwide Children’s leaders for medical staff. The program provides a quick start for leaders who are assuming new or expanded leadership roles in the hospital, their practices and/or their community/professional associations.

Content includes:

  • Mission & Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning & Project Management
  • Hospital Governance
  • Overcoming Resistance to Change & Accountability
  • Fostering Personal & Team Wellness
  • Personal Leadership Style & Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Coaching, Mentoring & Delegation
  • Conflict Management & Leadership Decision Making
  • Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Imperative
  • Leaving Your Leadership Legacy

Classes meet twice a month at 7 a.m. for one hour, and there are 6-7 two-hour sessions. One half-day (four-hour) workshop is offered. The sessions will begin January 2019 and end December 2019. There is a break during the month of July. CME Category 1 credit is provided. There is no cost to attend.

Interested medical staff should contact Jordan Kuntz at or call (614) 722-4027 with their name, title and department. Final date for participant submissions is Friday, December 15.

Sign up for Ask a Specialist

Are you a clinician with a question you’d like to ask a pediatric specialist? Then the Nationwide Children’s Ask a Specialist program is here for you. This is your opportunity to remain clinically up-to-date, based on regional best practices and standards of care. Sent via email bi-weekly, you’ll get answers to your questions from local experts as well as answers to questions you never even knew you wanted answered. It’s free, convenient and, most of all, educational. Sign up today at

Radiology Services No Longer Available at Newark Close To Home Center

Radiology Services are no longer available at the Newark Close To Home ℠ Center. Current patients will be able to access radiology services at one of our nearby locations, including:

Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany
150 West Main Street, New Albany, OH 43054

East Columbus Close To Home Center with Urgent Care
6435 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213

The Newark Close To Home℠ Center will continue to care for patients and families through modified services. Laboratory Services, Behavioral Health, and Speech and Language Pathology will still be available at this location. EKG’s will be available by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling (740) 522-3221. Questions regarding Radiology services can be directed to (614) 722-2350 or by visiting