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(From the November 2017 Issue of MedStat)

Partners For Kids Website Update  

Have you checked out lately? The site has a new, clean look and feel, making it easier to find resources you need, such as prescribing guidelines and practice resources. The new website is also mobile friendly, so you can view it on your phone or tablet.

Woodmere Laboratory Service Center Closing, EKG Services Relocate

Effective November 17, 2017, the Woodmere Laboratory Service Center, located at 28420 Chagrin Blvd in Woodmere, OH, will be closing. Nationwide Children’s remains committed to patients and families in Central Ohio and will continue to service patients and families through courier services. EKG services previously available at Woodmere will relocate to the Parma Laboratory Service Center. We encourage your patients to continue to seek pediatric laboratory care at this alternate site, located at 1139 Rockside Rd in Parma, OH. Additional Ohio laboratory locations can be found at

New Practice Toolkit: How to Help Your Teen Patients Choose the Right Method of Contraception

Unlike pregnancies in older women, the vast majority of teen pregnancies are unintended. The current downward trend of teen pregnancy has been linked to decreases in sexual activity and increased use of birth control. The “How to Help Your Teen Patients Choose the Right Method of Contraception” practice toolkit helps guide clinicians on counseling and provision of contraception, along with methods of contraception and provides an evidence-based practice guideline to help patients with decision making. 

3D Printing of Micrognathia in Pierre Robin Syndrome Prior to Reconstructive Surgery

Using the 3D Printing Lab, the Department of Radiology recently created a 3D model of the mandible of a patient with Pierre-Robin Syndrome and micrognathia. This model will help the Plastic and Reconstructive surgery team with the pre-surgical selection of the appropriate size of the distractor before surgery, thereby reducing the surgical and anesthetic time and ensuring device availability. For a look at the model, please see the insert (PDF). For more information on the 3D printing lab, contact Manager of 3D Printing, Dr. Jayanthi Parthasarathy, at (614) 722-2614 or email

Nationwide Children's Hospital Patient Financial Assistance Program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is committed to offering financial assistance to people who have health care needs and are not able to pay for care. No child will be denied care due to inability to pay for services. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid. For all other patients, Nationwide Children’s has financial assistance programs for those who qualify. Financial support staff are available to help families sign up for insurance (including Medicaid) or to find out if they qualify for financial assistance. For more information, contact Financial Services at (614) 722-2070 or visit

Timing is Running Out to Join the 2018 Medical Leadership Program

Interested medical staff should contact Sharice Minter at or call (614) 722-4027 with their name, title and department. Final date for participant submissions is Friday, December 1.

New Liver Center Expands Transplant Services

With the 2017 recruitment of Alexander Weymann, MD, and Monique L. Goldschmidt, MD, Nationwide Children’s enhances its hepatology and transplant services, and launches the new Liver Center. The arrival of Drs. Weymann and Goldschmidt follows the 2016 recruitment of W. Kenneth Washburn, MD, as chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery. Dr. Washburn also now serves as surgical director of Liver Transplantation services.

Alexander Weymann, MDDr. Weymann, a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist, is the director of the new Liver Center, and medical director of Liver Transplantation. He comes to Nationwide Children’s after 12 years at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Weymann is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Gastroenterology, as well as Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. He is an assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Monique L. GoldschmidtDr. Goldschmidt, also a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist, serves as assistant director of the Liver Center, and assistant medical director of Liver Transplantation. She is also an assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She comes to Nationwide Children’s from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she completed fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition and Advanced/Transplant Hepatology.

The new Liver Center is an integral part of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s, caring for a wide range of liver diseases through medical management and surgery. Drs. Weymann and Goldschmidt join current hepatologists, Cheryl E. Gariepy, MD, and Carol J. Potter, MD.

A national authority on liver and kidney transplantation, Dr. Washburn has a joint appointment with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, serving as executive director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Division of Transplantation Surgery at Ohio State, and chief of the Section of Abdominal Transplant Surgery at Nationwide Children’s. He also provides national leadership in setting transplant policy, and serves on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) board of directors.

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